I realize that this post is coming without much of an intro to my progress of revamping my site. This is all coming soon, but I wanted to share my first time experience of getting to finally meet the NA/YA Romance Author – Colleen Hoover.
If you have never read her books, you should. In my opinion, her stories are what make her stand out. Her writing is good. Her character and story development is on point, and most of all Colleen, herself, is charismatic, entertaining and full of information…on life, writing and not to mention she runs a book store/book box company where proceeds go to charity. If you are interested, you can learn more about it here –> The Bookworm Box
Colleen does have book tours, but she has always managed to stay in the South for the most part, never venturing to the west coast much. Well, with her newest novel, Without Merit, making it’s debut on October 3rd, she made Seattle her first stop on her tour, and I couldn’t have been more excited!
My boyfriend decided to go with me, and I really didn’t think he would enjoy himself. He’s not much of a reader, let alone a romance reading fan. Additionally, in my previous experience with book signings, I expected to show up and stand in a line for a couple of hours and wait to meet her. Instead, she did a Q&A before hand, and I thought that was pretty awesome! So, he decided to sit in on that with me, and he ended up enjoying the experience after all; he even asked her a question about advice for an aspiring writing ( I was too shy to ask anything myself ). Of course it helped that Colleen was entertaining with her subtle humor and under the breath quips. After an hour or so of questions, we were summoned to line up in group letters, to meet the one and only and have our books signed. I was the last group to be called, but I am okay with that because I got the opportunity to see Tarryn Fisher and her family as they walked right by my boyfriend and I as we waited.
I was planning to say hello to her, but she was pulled in another direction for a moment by someone else that she knew and then I didn’t want to interrupt. Although, according to her response to me on Twitter, I should have stopped her anyway.
Next time, Tarryn, I will next time!
Not long after, I finally met Colleen and it was a surreal moment for me.
My tastes in my reading has changed over the years tremendously, but I will always love Colleen and her books, and I am so glad I got the opportunity to meet her in person!
I hope you enjoyed this post. If you have ever met or want to meet Colleen, let me know down below. I’d love to hear all about it. Until then, Happy reading everyone!