Monday, November 02, 2009

This Charming Man

(Blog title courtesy of The Smiths)

So, last Friday night I lived out a long held dream--

I got to see David Sedaris perform live.

And I laughed for two hours straight.

He is hilarious! A master of observation, seamlessly blending the absurd with the poignant. The theater was packed, the signing lines were long, but it was worth every second of waiting as he just camps out at that table, occasionally taking bites of his dinner, as he chats with every single person, and signs every single book, no matter how long it takes.

Yup, I love him even more now!!

And since the event was in San Diego, we decided to make a weekend of it, and stayed a couple nights in La Jolla, which is a lot like Laguna, except that they have lots of Torrey Pines and we don't.

Anyway, it was one of those awesome, relaxing weekends that you don't want to end, except that it did, and now it's Monday, and I'm working like crazy to catch up . . .

And speaking of catching up, just 15 more days until SHADOWLAND is released and I really hope you can make one (or both!) of these signings!

Tuesday, November 17
Time: 6:00 PM
SHADOWLAND release & signing!
Barnes and Noble Booksellers
791 S. Main St., #100
Orange, CA 92868
tel: (714) 558-3029

Thursday, November 19
Time: 7:00 PM
Border’s Books
4980 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93309

Have a great day everyone!



Amy J said...

I am so counting down the days! You will be my first author signing event! I can't wait to meet you and pick up my copy of Shadowland!

Alyson Noel said...

Hi Amy-

Fantastic! I look forward to meeting you!

-Madison said...

Thanks so much for writing back and for my bookmarks,alyson! I'm so glad you liked my picture :D

Simply_Dina said...

Hi Ms. Noel
OMG! I Cant wait!!!
The suspense is killing me!!
Okay im done ranting... How is everything going?

Alexa said...

Just a few more days! I'm so excited, I don't even want to type my usual signature. ROFL. I can't wait for the release of Shadowland!!!

Erin W. said...

Looking forward to Shadowland this November, already pre-ordered @ fishpond. Should get it very soon, and I wished you would come to Australia!!

Alyson Noel said...

Hi Madison--So glad you got them-thanks again for the picture!

Hi Brooklynz Angel- Hopefully I'll make it to NYC in 2010!!

Hi Alexa- I really hope you like it!

Hi Little Dhampir91- Thanks so much for pre-ordering it! I've always wanted to go to Austrailia--so hopefully I'll make it here someday soon!

Lucia said...

I can't hardly wait!!!!
Man, I've been waiting FOR-EVER. No pun intended ;)
I wonder, who gets more excited about the release of a book? The author or the fans?
Do the authors get nervous besides excited, leaving the fans to have for room for excitement or do the fans became so obsessive about it that it leaves the author with more possibilities of emotions?
Hard choice.
I hope everything is going well!

Alyson Noel said...

Hi Lucia- Hmmm, I def don't have the answer to that, but I can say that I get very excited & nervous, but maybe not as nervous as the reader since I know how the books will all end!