Last week I had the pleasure of attending Laini Taylor's signing near my house. Like I have mentioned once or twice, Daughter of Smoke and Bone was one of my favorite books this year, so I was really excited to hear Laini talk about it, meet her, and get a copy signed.
I love book signings for many reasons, but one major reason is that my buddy Tameka often shows up to fangirl with me. Catching up with Tameka AND meeting and supporting an awesome YA author? Always a good time.
This event was a lot of fun because of more than just Tameka. One of the cashiers was wearing a blue Karou wig and there were blue feather masks and hamsa tattoos. I love when the stores have a little fun with the signings!
I loved hearing how Laini Taylor came up with the idea for this book and getting a little insight into her writing process. I would have loved to just sit down and pick her brain about the world she created and the characters in this book, but spoilers were off limits and we didn't have the time. But I did get to tell her how much I loved it, so that was good enough for me.
See her gorgeous wishbone necklace? I die!
Thanks, Laini, for being so awesome...and for writing such an amazing book!