Tuesday was THE day LOL. The day where I was moving from Hils' place to the Marriott Marquis where the conference was taking place. The day the Literacy Autographing event was taking place on. The day the conference was starting.
Kristie to see if she'd checked-in yet, turned out she was heading out for lunch with Rosie and Lisabea. So we stashed our stuff in Wendy's room and then joined them for lunch to Junior's - a restaurant renowned for its cheesecakes which just happened to be across the street :)
Christine!! LOL, that's the fun thing at the conference - you never know who you'll run into and it can be anyone :)
The signing was starting at 5.30pm... and Christine and I managed to wait till 5.45pm LOL. We were just too impatient to wait further! I mean, there's this room full of authors and books a few floors below... how to resist?!? LOL. As a result, Christine, my sister and I headed down to the signing while Kristie, Rosie and Wendy played it cool and decided they could wait a little longer LOL. We were admitted into the room almost immediately and almost as fast, Christine and I went our separate way LOL. The signing event was in a word? Wow. Lots of people, lots of books and it was fun :)
Now, according to Wendy's intel from the Librarians' Day Event, publishers haven't brought as much books this year to the signing. Thus, Wendy's advice was that if we really wanted a particular book from a particular author, not to wait to get it later at the conference. And so I took the advice to heart :) When I entered the room, I knew right away who I wanted to see first: Lorraine Heath. It did take me some time to orientate myself in the room as the first tables we saw were not "A" but "Z". On my way looking for Ms Heath, I found Elizabeth Jennings. While getting her book, I also had the opportunity to speak to Sabrina Jeffries who was sitting next to her. After Ms Heath, I start going through the authors alphabetically... and at the end, to be sure I didn't miss anyone, I re-did the whole room two times... Just in case, you know LOL. The good thing is I came prepared and had a duffel bag. Ms Jeffries was also very nice and had given me a tote bag when I met her. Through the whole signing, I did run into Kristie and Hilcia... and I think I saw Wendy ^_^; Yeah, I was pretty focused on my own list...
Elizabeth Jennings, Lorraine Heath, Jacquie D'Alessandro
Jennifer Estep, K.A. Mitchell, Jodi Thomas
Nalini Singh, Jayne Ann Krentz, Victoria Alexander
I have to thank my sister for sticking with me throughout the signing event and taking pictures of me and the authors!! She was definitively a trooper! So big thank you little sis!
|Hilcia, Kristie and Lusty Reader|
|Mariana and me|
All in all, we had a great time. It was lovely and definitively a highlight of my trip :) And now, I'll stop... because this post is really getting long :)