I had been chatting with Trish Doller on Twitter about Something Like Normal [among other things]. When the time came to ask about getting a signed copy, Trish was awesome enough to give me the number to the Barnes & Noble that she works at so I could order a copy. She did say that they had signed stock, but that she would happily personalize my book.
When the line up for Austin Teen Book fest was announced, I really thought we were going to go. I misunderstood some of the information and thought Beautiful Redemption and Reached were both going to be released early at the event. After I found out that I was completely wrong, I
I had talked with Kat Zhang about sharing my arc of Sever by Lauren DeStefano in exchange for cookies. Unfortunately, with the time restraints between the both of us, I was unable to share it with her. I had plans to get What's Left of Me and as soon as I saw that Kat was signing with CJ Redwine [whose Defiance I was dying to read], I knew I'd be ordering both.
The day of the event, either Kat or CJ had tweeted a gorgeous picture of Parnassus Books, where the event was going to be held. I answered back that I was jealous that I couldn't be there. A couple of days later, I got some lovely books in the mail and they were in the super nifty bags that Parnassus ships everything in.
When I went to Chicago for Michelle Hodkin, I saw that R.L. Stein was going to be appearing at the same bookstore later in the month. I had asked if I could ship my copy of Dear Bully to be signed. At the time, the events manager wasn't working, so they told me to call back. Instead, my sister and brother in law offered to attend on my behalf. I called and ordered a copy of Red Rain, shipped my Dear Bully and waited.
On the night of the signing, I started getting text messages from my SIL. It was their first book signing, they both had a great time. And....they even took all sorts of pictures for me.
I'm so happy that everyone is so accommodating when calling to order books. Sometimes, I wish they would say no so I wouldn't spend so much money. Same goes for family members. :D