She did a lovely book signing and talk at Parnassus Books, a Nashville book store owned by author Ann Patchett because apparently Macmillan did a Facebook contest inviting followers to vote for a city where they would host an event. Nashville won, and we got the first stop on Marissa's Scarlet tour.
I loved Cinder. Loved it. So good. I loved it so much, I bought a print copy (since my original copy is on my Kindle) so that Marissa could sign it. If you like science fiction and you like fairy tales and you haven't read Cinder: Go read it now. It will change your life. Guess what I learned tonight?
I like Marissa Meyer just as much as her book.
|Me and Marissa Meyer (in case you thought I was making this whole thing up)|
You know sometimes you read about an author and it can ruin a story for you? Marissa is just as completely awesome as I thought/hoped she would be (and she had these really awesome lace tights that I should have asked about).
The lace tights aren't even half of it. She talked about her Sailor Moon fan fiction, told her publishing story, gave us a brief lesson on fairy tales, and answered the question I wanted to know about Cinder. SPOILER: Why did she reveal Princess Selene's identity?And what's more? She told us there's a character in Scarlet who was inspired by Han Solo and Mal Reynolds. Any author who cites Han Solo and Mal Reynolds as inspiration has just guaranteed that I will read every book they write ever. Well played, Marissa.
She set the bar high for me as far as book signings go.
Oh, and did I mention new books? And swag? And cute book personalizations?
|Evidence of books, swag, cute personalizations.|