Saturday, February 8, 2014

Marissa Meyer's CRESS Tour Stops in San Deigo

On a bright Thursday after--in the Coachella Valley--Mariah and I made our way out to the San Diego area for an exciting author event! Yes! We went to Marissa Meyer's Cress Tour event in San Diego! Exciting! However, as we got closer to our destination, the sky darkened and the air chilled. It looked like rain...and sure enough, it was rain! The rain didn't bother me as much...not as much as the traffic! It was inevitable! When there's rain, there's automobile accidents on the freeway...and sure enough, accidents occurred ahead of me. Good thing we started our trip a bit on the early side...just in case there was traffic. After all that navigating around traffic to get to my destination--the San Diego Public Library--Mariah and I made it just in time with five minutes to spare! Whew! I wasn't worried for a minute....yah, right! I was gripping the steering while so tight, I think my knuckles turned white...hahaha! I was definitely concerned that we weren't going to make it in time for the event.

After hearing from reader/blogger friends about Marissa Meyer's The Lunar Chronicles, I knew I just had to meet this amazing author that wrote sci-fi twists to our classic fairy tales! Hence, we braved the rain, the cold and the traffic to hear Marissa Meyer speak about her writing, The Lunar Chronicles and fairy tales. Oh yeah! The road trip out to this event was well worth it!

Marissa Meyer

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The event was absolutely a fun and memorable treat! Marissa Meyer is an amazing speaker! I just love it that she's a proud nerd...yes, she's a nerd! She said it herself, she comes from a proud family of nerds! 

Check out the video clips of the Q&A:

After the fun Q&A, our gracious host, the San Diego Public Library Foundation, held a raffle! Two winners won a book from The Lunar Chronicles, and the third winner won a Cress VIP swag bag! Woohoo! Congrats to the winners! The book signing followed soon after. Although the event was scheduled after business hours, the Library Shop made Marissa's books available for purchase for several fans that did not have the included. All proceeds from this fun event benefitted the library.

Me with Marissa Meyer
Mariah with Marissa Meyer

My copies of Cinder, Scarlet and Cress signed by the amazing Marissa Meyer!

What an amazing Thursday evening! Despite the rain and traffic, the experience to listen, get to know and meet such an amazing and enthusiastic author was memorable! No wonder I enjoy going to events like this so much...hahaha! I am such a booknerd!

Many thanks to Marissa Meyer for her appearance, and many thanks to the San Diego Public Library Foundation for hosting this fun and exciting author event!

The Lunar Chronicles

The Lunar Chronicles will come to it's epic conclusion in Winter...
cover has yet to be revealed


**About the Author**
Marissa Meyer lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and three cats (Calexandria Josephine, Stormus Enormous, and Blackland Rockwell III). Her favorite non-bookish things include Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, re-watching episodes of Firefly, and playing all manners of dress-up. In addition to her slight obsession with books and writing, she is big on road-tripping, wine-tasting, and hunting for antiques. Marissa is represented by Jill Grinberg.

Cinder, Marissa Meyer's debut novel, is a futuristic re-envisioning of Cinderella in which Cinder is a cyborg mechanic which was released January 3, 2012.

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