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.