I made it no secret that I was going to be taking the 3 hour drive down to Miami for The Dark Days of Supernatural Tour. So let's talk about the experience a bit.
|My husband Brian, Ashley and Maggie|
Plus, the entire place is set up in a "U" with an outdoor patio in the middle so it's absolutely beautiful. It was pretty easy to fall in love with.
|This is not one of my photos but I wanted to show you all what it looked like|
|Maggie, Ashley and I at the Cheesecake Factory|
Then they piled in the guests of honor. On our leg of the tour it was Claudia Gray, Kimberly Derting and Courtney Allison Moulton. Everyone was so polite and quieted down.
|All 3 authors!|
After the introductions, each author got up and talked a bit about their novels and read a passage which I found to be one of the most interesting parts. I love to hear how the author perceives the character's voice as opposed to how I do. I was a little too awestruck at the beginning to get a photo of Claudia Gray talking but I did get a few of the wonderful Kimberly Derting and Courtney Allison Moulton.
|Kimberly Derting reading|
|Courtney Allison Moulton reading|
|The Q&A portion|
After the readings, the audience got to ask some questions. I asked how each of their novels changed from the beginning to the final product because as a writer, I find this to be the most mysterious and fascinating parts of the publishing process. It was interesting to hear about the progression from each author in her own words. After that portion finished, I scrambled to buy Afterlife, 2 copies of Desires of the Dead (one for my friend and one for a giveaway) and one additional copy of Angelfire (for a giveaway). Then I waited in line near the back until it was my turn to meet the authors.
|Claudia Gray and I|
|Kimberly Derting, Courtney Allison Moulton and I|
I know there were some other book bloggers there but I couldn't/didn't recognize them so if you were there and I didn't say hello, I'm sorry! I had such a great time and I want to say thanks to those amazing authors for coming out and to Harper Collins for sending them.
Want more info? Check out this live stream of the event and hear the wonderful authors answer my question!