Wednesday, May 6, 2009
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.