On Monday night I had the opportunity to attend a book signing* that I had really been looking forward to. Local author, blogger, dad, and music lover Matt Logelin was signing copies of his memoir Two Kisses For Maddy. I've been reading Matt's blog for over three years now, so it was cool to get to meet him in person and actually say hello.
his blog here. For those of you who are familiar with Matt's blog or his new book, you know what a terrible thing he has been through. But you also know he has a great attitude and has done a fantastic job of raising Maddy in the wake of his tragedy. (I'll be totally honest with you. I don't really like little kids all that much. But I really do love reading about Maddy's adventures on Matt's blog. She's just so freaking cute! And she says and does the funniest things. I think I might not be so freaked out at the thought of having kids if I could guarantee that my kid came out just like her.)
I've had my copy of Two Kisses For Maddy for awhile now, but, honestly, I've been too scared to read it. I know I'm going to cry. A lot. And I'm fine with that, I just need to be in the right frame of mind for all of that crying.
Then he answered lots of questions from the crowd. I was so thankful that the crowd actually asked good questions. Nothing obvious or ridiculous, it was all stuff that was interesting and, again, I felt like we learned a lot about Matt and Maddy from the questions and answers.
Maybe this is the difference between a memoir signing and a fiction signing? I don't know, but I really enjoyed it. I wish more authors would do something like this.
Now my copy of Two Kisses For Maddy is all signed and ready for me to read. But since I got tears in my eyes from the random chapter that Matt read at the signing, I know I'm going to lose it hardcore when I crack open this book. I'll have to lock myself in my room for a few hours or something.
If you guys haven't been reading Matt's blog or if you haven't looked into this book, I totally recommend giving them a shot. Matt is an awesome guy with an incredible story, and I'm so glad I had a chance to meet him.
*I have to add that this signing took place at the Cerritos Library which is the most gorgeous and amazing library I have ever stepped foot inside. No joke, it looks like something out of Disneyland. I wanted to move into this library and never, ever leave. You should have seen the freakout I had in the children's section. And then the YA area? My mouth was hanging open. I love my library and all, but it was nothing compared to this place. Nothing!