Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Maggie Stiefvater

Author Maggie Stiefvater recently made an appearance nearby. I loved Shiver and Linger. I was halfway through reading Forever when we went to this book signing, or I would have had a hard time hiding my disappointment. (My Forever review is coming soon. It's taken me 10 days to chill and form coherent sentences.)

Maggie is a freaking hilarious storyteller. She is very animated and has no difficulty poking fun at herself. My husband commented to me that if the writing thing doesn't work out for her, she would make a great stand up comedian.

Maggie shared a story about 'Forever'. She finished the book and sent it off to her agent. She wasn't pleased with what she wrote, so she scrapped the entire book and started over. She mentioned knowing what her readers want, what readers expect to happen with Grace and Sam. And making readers laugh and making readers cry (she forgot to mention making readers pull their freaking hair out in frustration!!)

It was a nice opportunity to meet an author that I enjoy. And to see her car. Seriously. See?

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