Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Meeting Maria V. Snyder

So this is a bit of a departure from my normal review post, but it's simply too cool not to share. Essentially I am indulging my fangirl side :) So the stars aligned this week as one of my favorite authors, Maria V. Snyder, (Study series, Inside Out) ventured into my neck of the woods for a book signing at SUNY Morrisville on my half day- so I actually got to go! Not even the random late April snow storm could keep me away :)

It was a pretty laid back affair- a little college campus store, some punch and (thank goodness) some stuffed animals to keep my 9 month occupied. Maria was so down to earth- she had all of her books out and it was great to listen to her describe the different series' and what they are all about. It's one thing to read a book and get your own ideas, but to get it straight from the author is pretty cool. I especially enjoyed hearing about how alot of Inside Out came from a dream.

I dind't stay for too long (for reasons of the previously mentioned 9 month old)- but it was great to actually meet one of the authors I've worked with online. The internet has made everyone so much more accessible, but there is still nothing like meeting someone face to face.

Here's a pic of Maria and I (ignore me in this picture)

And a quick reminder that we are chatting with Maria on Tuesday May 4th at 8:30 over at Eve's Fan Garden!


  1. Is insanely jealous!!!! AAHHHH!!!! I hate living in the middle of nowhere. :/

  2. I live right next to middle of nowhere- which is why I willing to make the 45 minute drive (through snowstorm)- it was the closest I was going to get!