Thursday, May 1, 2008

Dessen can work a signing


I said no to dessert night at my complex and yes to a Sarah Dessen signing. Today it was very warm in Atlanta. Leave your jacket at home warm, shave or wax your legs so you can wear shorts warm. It was a very nice day, and normally when the weather is nice people don't show up for a booksigning. I thought there would a small turn out 10 tops. I was wrong, teen fans are loyal. When I got there it was still early only few people had arrived. I sat in the back (reading Sunrise over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers) People kept on coming in, I even had to move over for an older couple to sit. If I go to a signing I usually have a question prepared just in case. I always think it would suck to be an author doing a booksigning and on one has a question. This time I didn't need my just in case question. Dessen interacts very well with her fans. Everyone left happy with their signed book including myself. I had her sign my name and blog name. Sweet. Here is a cool fan story. One of Dessen's fans drove down from Florida with her sister. So Dessen gave the fan a necklace.

5 comments:

The Story Siren said...

i went to my first signing recently, it was wonderful! i saw your profile on shelfari, and thought i would stop by your blog. i'll be coming back

Doret said...

Thanks for stopping by Story. What author did you see?

Elizabeth said...

hi! i replied to your comment on Sarahs page, but clicked on your link as to find out which person in line behind me you were (haha there were only like 2) and you were the one who helped Sarah put my necklace on me! you were so nice! like i said, i STILL cannot believe it! lol! it was the cover of the book you were talking about reading in the back that triggered my memory! hope you enjoy her book! you rock too! you seem like a cool person!
<3-Elizabeth

Doret said...

Thanks for visiting Elizabeth. Sarah Dessen gave you her necklace. Thats freakin cool as hell. I am pretty sure all Dessen's fan rock but I'll take the compliment.

Little Willow said...

How cool!