So. Everyone is busy posting their best books of 2012 and since I'm not a reviewer, I wasn't going to contribute. At the last minute [obviously], I have decided to add my very own best of list.
In no particular order, here are my top 4 [yes, 4] authors I met in the year 2012.
My love for Michelle is strong. I mean, we flew to Chicago for her. The trip was fun, Michelle was amazing. And most importantly? I got Noah.
I may or may not be in talks with MGRB to start a campaign to get Michelle here in 2013 for Retribution.
Sarah J Maas
I met Sarah several times in 2012. Every time, I was a hot mess of fangirling. First was ALA, second time was at CC, third time was the Throne of Glass release party and the fourth time was my birthday.
Where she gave me a birthday hat to wear. And signed my birthday card.
Disregard the fact that my eyes are shut.
Sarah is always so amazing and I may or may not have some tentative plans with her in 2013, thanks to Ava.
I believe, by now, everyone knows of my love for Ben and how Kassiah got him for me. And how I got him again when I met Elizabeth in San Diego.
But then, somehow. I won an arc of Unbreakable when Elizabeth had a contest. And in the arc, she signed him over to me again. In case anyone was going to dispute this ownership. :D
The first time I met Stephanie was at Festival of Books. Ava made me stand in line with her to see Stephanie. And when I got up there, I proceeded to have the worst case of word vomit. But, Stephanie took it all in stride and hugged me.
I saw her again a few days later, on the YA or Bust tour. In the process, Lucy blew up on the freeway. We still decided to go and when I word vomited the entire story to Stephanie, she immediately got up, came around the table and hugged me. Again. And thanked me for coming.
She attempted to make Kassiah share Étienne, but since his name was spelled wrong [something Stephanie and I both missed], Kassiah says its not binding.
Guess I'll have to try again when Isla comes out.
All in all, 2012 was a great year. I met a lot of awesome authors and I can't wait to see what 2013 brings.