Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Heather Brewer


So, there I was, passing time at work and shelving some YA, when suddenly this couple walked up and started looking at the books. I glanced over and the woman said, "Hi, I'm Heather Brewer, I wrote these Vladimir Tod books. Would you mind if I signed them?"

Would I mind? Hell no. So, I ran and got her some autographed copy stickers and she signed all of the copies of her books that we had on hand.

I chatted a little with her while she was signing. She was in town to speak at local middle schools, because her first book is one of Missouri's Truman Award Nominees. This is an award given out by MASL(Missouri Association of School Librarians) and since I aim to be one of those Missouri school librarians, it was pretty cool to meet someone who made the list. Apparently she lives in St. Louis, which is just on the other side of the state (about 4 hours) from where I am.

I told her that I had her first book, but haven't read it yet and she encouraged me to do so. I also mentioned that I have a YA book review site and she said that our sites are very important to authors and to readers, which was cool.

All in all, she was super cool and nice and it made me want to rush home and read her books. Of course, I have to finish The Awakening first, but then Vladimir Tod it is.

I knew you guys would appreciate how meeting a cool author can improve any old boring day at work.

Tomorrow night....Star Trek with my fellow dorky co-workers. J.J. Abrams had me at Simon Pegg.

21 comments:

  1. That is so cool, thanks for sharing!

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  2. Great story and I love those books.

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  3. I'm so jealous you got to meet such a nice author.

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  4. I am totally going to be like that. What a cool experience!

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  5. WOW. A brush with fame, that's what I like to call it. That's so awesome. :)

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  6. THAT IS SO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. That is a very cool story! I love it when authors come in store.. though ours are usually there for sigings/events.

    I hope you enjoy her book!

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  8. That's awesome! I wish I could experience something like that!

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  9. How cool is that?!? I've had my eye on these novels because I love the concept of the covers and the premise of the story =D Sounds fun. I'm looking forward to your thoughts on the first one.

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  10. She was really nice. We hardly get well-known authors in our part of the world and it was great that she just decided to stop in and sign. As the Kids lead of our store, I totally appreciated it. Yay Heather Brewer!!

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  11. Aw, she sounds great!

    The book sounds great, too, so thanks for bringing it to our attention. I'm always amazing at how many great books I don't HEAR of, so it's nice to have you guys keep us on our toes.
    ;)

    And I am *so* not above seeing Star Trek.

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  12. That is great! You are so lucky. You just bumped in to an author :D

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  13. how cool is that! thanks for sharing your experience. the covers and fun. look forward to your reviews on this series. have a great time at the star trek viewing. i've been hearing positive reviews on it.

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  14. That is awesome! I wish she would come visit Springfield. Everytime I go on a school visit teens are reading that series.

    I'm going to see Star Trek tonight too-I love Simon Pegg and think he's an awesome Scotty!:)

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  15. What an awesome thing! Nice little surprise.

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  16. Why didn't you tell me this!!! Aren't these the books Wade is reading--he'll be so stoked, you should buy him an autographed copy--I'll split it with you!! Cool--I love meeting authors.

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  17. I agree-there was not nearly enough Simon Pegg! But I thought the movie was fantastic.

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  18. That really cool! =D Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Oh, wow! You're so lucky, we never get any authors around here. I enjoyed Valmir Tod, so thanks for sharing!

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    Jessica

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  20. She just went up and asked to sign the books? Did you ask first? That's kind of...weird.

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