Yes, yes I did! Maggie, most known for Shiver and Linger, is in Houston today, and I was fortunate enough to meet this hilarious lady today at the B&N right down the street!!
She was a complete skit... I thoroughly enjoyed listening to her speak. She was hilarious, and very inspiring to my inner writer. I'm pumped that I just happen to have my critique group tonight!
One funny story she shared, was that when she found out that she sold her first book, Lament, she was out in the driveway of her house and yelled "I SOLD A BOOK!!" And her husband then yelled, "WE'RE BUYING A MATTRESS!!!" (That's about all the money new authors get, apparently) She went on to say that they still have that mattress that was "bought by faeries"!
Some fans brought in a whole stack of books--every book she's ever had anything to do with, I'm pretty sure. But I just had my two.
And here I am with Maggie (and let me just say how excited I am that in 8 weeks, I will no longer be working in a cubicle, and health kick number 4 for the year will COMMENCE--goodbye ROUND face!)
I was also pleased to finally hear her name out loud. From what I could tell, it sounds like STY-VAHTER.
And now onto the Giveaway!!! The lovely Maggie was kind enough to sign a couple of bookmarks for my fabulous bloggers!!! Aren't you excited?! I am!
OOOOO AREN'T THEY PRETTY??? Don't you want one?!?!?!?! (I would have LOVED to give away a signed book, but you know, I'm a bit poor at the moment. ;)
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