Last weekend, I made my way down to Books of Wonder, post-Snowpocalypse, just so that I could go to Victoria Schwab's only NYC book signing!
Victoria read briefly from the prologue of her new YA book, The Archived, and then took a number of great questions from the audience. I loved getting to hear her talk about her inspiration for The Archived as well as her reasons for doing certain things stylistically with the book. I have to say that I'm impressed by the diversity of Victoria's writing: her first novel was a fairytale-esque YA, her second is a the start to a new YA series, her upcoming book is an adult novel about supervillains, and after that, she'll have a middle grade trilogy about guardian angels. That's a lot of worlds to keep track of!
Then, a couple days ago, I went back to Books of Wonder, arriving just in time for the Breathless Reads event featuring authors Fiona Paul, Lili Peloquin, Beth Revis, Morgan Rhodes, Elizabeth Richards, and Jessica Spotswood.
|Fiona Paul, Lili Peloquin, Beth Revis, Morgan Rhodes, Elizabeth Richards, & Jessica Spotswood|
Moderator Breia Brissey, an associate editor at Entertainment Weekly, asked a lot of fun questions for the six authors (such as what each author's ideal job would be if she weren't a writer—Beth Revis's answer was Indiana Jones). Then the authors took some questions from the audience, which led to a discussion of how these authors have time to watch so much TV and what their favorite TV shows are (it was a big surprise for everyone to learn that Elizabeth Richards has a thing for Extreme Couponing). Unfortunately, I had to leave the event early, so I missed the signing portion of the event, but I have to say that the entire 45 minutes or so that I was there were thoroughly enjoyable and full of laughs.