Tuesday, October 27, 2009


(Blog title courtesy of Adam Ant)

So last night's signing in Oceanside was AMAZING!

Seriously. Amazing.

One of my best events yet.

When teacher extraordinaire Mrs. Duncan first approached me to do it several months back, I had no idea what was in store for me. But between her, her students, the readers, store CRM Lisa Haynes, and the wonderful and enthusiastic B&N staff--it was a total treat from beginning to end.

It stared with this:

A SHADOWLAND necklace that I couldn't wait to wear--and Cinda Williams Chima who I signed alongside also got one for the first book in her new series, THE DEMON KING (which, btw, just got an awesome review from the Story Siren that you can see HERE!).

And then a trip to the B&N cafe revealed this:

Yup, an IMMORTALS menu!! The top two cupcakes in that picture are the BLUE MOON and EVERMORE cupcakes--and let me tell you--they looked delicious!!

People dressed up in amazing costumes and there was even a face painter on hand!

But the best part of all, as always, was meeting YOU GUYS--the readers! I answered questions, took pictures, signed a ton of books, read a letter delivered by the world's nicest uncle who was there on behalf of his niece who couldn't make it, was interviewed by the amazing Courtney who is such a natural I fully expect to see her anchoring the news someday, and one of you told me an especially touching story that brought me to tears (shout out to Amber!) and pretty much made my entire year!

Oh, and I also got to meet the super nice and wildly talented Cinda Williams Chima whose book I can't wait to dig into!

So, a Big Huge Thanks to Mrs. Duncan, Lisa Haynes, the awesome staff at B&N Oceanside, and all of the students, librarians, teachers, and readers--you guys are The Best!!!

And just in case you missed this one, my next event is for the SHADOWLAND release on Tuesday, November 17 at the B&N in Orange and another on Thursday, November 19 at the Border's in Bakersfield (details on the sidebar)--hope to see you there!


Jeanette Marie said...

Glad to hear it was such a success! Those cupcakes look absolutely delicious! :)

Alyson Noel said...

Thanks, Jeanette-- it was awesome!

Amy J said...

OMG! I just saw in your sidebar that you are coming to my town in November near my birthday! I am so excited! I have never had the chance to meet any of my favorite authors and this will be a wonderful treat for my birthday! I so hope I can get a signed copy that night!

Keri Mikulski said...

Sounds like a great time!! :) :) The cupcakes look yummy. :)

Alyson Noel said...

Thanks, Keri!

Alyson Noel said...

Hi Amy- Awesome!! Looking forward to meeting you!