2 fellow twilighters.
Last night I went to the Stephenie Meyer book signing and had a blast!
I got in line around 2 pm and was the 8th person in line. We sat
outside and I chatted with all my twilightmoms I met, a couple girls
from Kentucky & a mom and son from Illinois. I've never had more
twilight conversation than I did yesterday and it was deep, insightful
conversation, which was fantastic. Coby (the boy from Illinois w/his
mom) and I bantered back and forth about Jacob. He's a adamant Edward
fan and dislikes Jacob (which is ok) and I'm Switzerland, I like both
of them. As we were sitting outside we were speculating which hotel SM
was staying in and this one was right across the street.
As we got inside we grabbed our Host books and grabbed a seat. I got a
seat in the front row a little to the left along with all the other
Stephenie came out and answered a question then read a section of
Chapter 11 from The Host to us, then she answered some more questions.
She's so down to earth and sweet it's unbelievable! One of the
questions that I personally loved was, "What has changed about you
since becoming a famous author?" She said that not a lot on the outside
had changed, it was all change inside of her. Sure she had a few new
"toys" in the garage but the biggest thing that had changed inside of
her was the ability to know she could write something people would
like. She had to jump over the hurdle of thinking people wouldn't like
what she wrote and it wasn't a personal self esteem issue it was a
issue with thinking no one would like her stories. She mentioned that
she was very shy and would rather be sitting with us in the audience
and that she was hyperventilating backstage before coming out.
very end she said she was thankful for everyone enjoying her books,
showing up to her signings and for smiling at her. She was on the verge
of tears and I think everyone in the audience wanted to run up and hug
She then started signing books, I moved a few seats down
by Candace (a fellow TMs) to take pictures of Stephenie head on instead
of from the left and she realized there were a few people who were on
crutches and a lady in a wheel chair that needed their book signed. So
she got up and came right at us!! I got the best pictures of the night
from that one moment, so enjoy!
When I got up to her to have my book signed she said hi to me and I
asked her how she was liking Kansas City and she said she really loved
it, that the tulips were amazing. She even addressed this in the
Q&A section, where she said the best thing about KC was that the
tulips grew right up out of the ground here. LOL I thought it was cute
because where she's from tulips don't grow that well or at all. It took
her about 4 hours to sign everyone's book and she was fantastic through
it all. If you get a chance to go see her you should definitely do it.