Sunday, September 13, 2009

Hanging by a Moment

(Me, Marlene Perez, Mary Pearson, Mary Anne Ramsey)

So yesterday's talk & sign at the Mission Viejo Reader's Festival was an absolute blast! Not only did I get to hang out with good friends Marelene Perez and Mary Pearson (and at the lunch beforehand, Debby Garfinkle!), meet Jennifer Kogler who is as nice as she is hilarious, catch a slightly stalkerish, glimpse of one of my childhood icons, The Fonz, but I also got to meet a ton of really awesome readers--thanks to all of you who showed up!

I'm seriously so impressed with the way it turned out, I can hardly believe it was their very first event. Though I'm sure that's due in good part to the wonderful volunteers who kept it running so smoothly and for the efforts of Mary Anne Ramsey, young adult librarian extraordinaire!

After the signing I headed straight for Peralta Hills for the third annual Paws for Cures Benefit where I hung with my good friends (shout out to Snarky, O'malley, and Sue!), and meet some very cool celebrities like Tillman the Skateboarding dog who is so nice and down to earth, it's clear he's just doing what he loves and isn't in it for the celebrity despite his red carpet pose!

I also got to meet Ben Carey, Lifehouse guitarist, who is also really nice and down to earth (and really cute too!), and whose songs just so happen to appear on the BLUE MOON playlist, which I will get up on my website, um, soon--very soon!

Oh and he even took to the stage and played a few songs which was a total treat!

All in all a really great Saturday--and now, back to work!

Happy Sunday Everyone!



Debby G. said...

Sorry about screwing up yesterday. Dunce, dunce, dunce. It was good seeing you for a little bit. I'm glad you had fun at the festival.

Alyson Noel said...

Hey Debby- No worries--it was a total comedy of errors and reminded me of that time in DC when we were both in the lobby of 2 different Embassy Suites looking for each other! Hope your gig went well last night!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you had a blast! I wish I could go, but I live in Nebraska. No one ever comes here! :'(

Anyway, I am still stoked for Shadowland!! ~alyssa

Alyson Noel said...

Thanks Alyssa!!