Thursday, March 14, 2013

Author Events

Tomorrow night, I'm going to this:


I'm excited because hello...Brandon Mull and Christopher Paolini? Um, yes. But also because this is the very first writerly event that I'm going to with my whole family. The hubs and kids are coming too, and I'm excited that they're excited so we've got lots of excited at our house right now.

The only problem is since this is their first book signing / event / launch thingy, they might get these fantastical expectations that my book events will be like this one day. You all know how hard it is to convince friends and family that as a writer you will not be rich or famous, own a private jet, or start wearing designer clothing to clean the bathroom. So this really isn't going to help that cause.

Oh, well. I've decided to just enjoy it with those I love and revel in the presence of super cool writers.

Any one else going to this event? Have you ever taken your family to book signings or launches? Will I ever be rich enough to own my own big jet plane?

26 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's very cool!!!
I just want enough for my own teleporter.

Connie B. Dowell said...

How exciting! Hope you all have a great time.

jaybird said...

Ha ha ha! Love this post. My kids are under the delusion that all published writers make big time money. Don't know where they get this idea from, but that's just what they think! LOL

It's very cool that you can share this event with your family. If I go to author signings, I always take my sister, Adrienne. She reads just as much as I do and appreciates how much work goes into it.

My wish for you is that you get yourself a jet plane one day. Then you can fly it here and visit with me! YAY.

ilima said...

Alex-Yes! That would be so cool...and not too much to ask. :)

Connie-Thanks. I think we will!

Jaybird-I think most people are under that same delusion. I guess when they think of authors it's JK Rowling or Stephen King. Oh, well. Flying a jet plane to visit you would be awesome!

Donna K. Weaver said...

This looks like an amazing event.

Rebecca Taylor said...

How fun is that! I took my daughter to see Maggie Steifvater last year...is was so great to share that with her. Have fun.

Taryn said...

I'm grinning so big right now and YOU KNOW WHY.

Cortney Pearson said...

Sounds like so much fun!

ilima said...

Donna-Doesn't it? I can't wait!

Rebecca-Ooh, I would LOVE to see Maggie Steifvater!

Taryn-Big big smiles right back at ya! ;)

Cortney-I think it's going to be such a blast.

Michael Offutt, S.F.A. said...

How exciting. I'd love to meet Brandon Mull someday.

Leslie said...

What a fantastic event! If I lived less than a dozen hours away, I would so be there! I love all those authors.

Emily said...

I wish I could be there with your family too. I guess meeting Brandon Mull might be nice as well.

Have fun! It sounds like a blast.

ilima said...

Michael-Yes. My kids are so excited.

Leslie-Me too!

Emily-So come already. What's stopping you? ;)

Kathryn Purdie said...

Still trying to decide if I can make it to this one. You'll know by tomorrow! ;-)

And, like Taryn, I'm smiling big for Ilima!!!

Katie Dodge said...

I wish I could make it to this! It's not a total no, but looking unlikely. Have so much fun!!

ilima said...

Kathryn-I hope you can! :) *smiles*

Katie-I'm planning on it! :)

T. Drecker said...

Ooo... I've never been to one, so you're going to have to post all about it. PLEASE? And have fun ;)

Juliette said...

Well OF COURSE you'll be rich enough to own a jet plane. And because I told you this, when it happens, please can you take me to Bora Bora?

Robin said...

This event looks amazing-Enjoy! And yes, please post ALL about it:D

ilima said...

Tonja-Okay, I will. :)

Juliette-IF I'm rich enough to own a jet plane, then yes, I will. :) #dontgetyourhopesup

Robin-If you say so, I will. :)

Nicole said...

Awesome! I hope you guys have a blast.

Chantele Sedgwick said...

If I didn't have a house full of sick kids, I'd totally be there. It sounds amazing! Have so much fun!!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

You're so lucky! Have fun and don't worry about your family I'm certain they'll continue loving you even if there's no jet plane.

ilima said...

Nicole-I'm back! And it was crazy fun.

Chantele-It was insanely packed and crazy. The kids had a blast though.

Sheena-kay-Now I'm really worried, because the event was like a rock concert. They had so much fun!

Cassie Mae said...

Gah, I wish I could've gone! Darn graveyard shifts. Hope you had a blast!

Leigh Covington said...

I'm so bummed I missed this :( I have the book, but would have loved to have gone.