Friday, March 14, 2014

A Fun Sunday Afternoon with Lauren Oliver & Jay Asher!

On March 9th, on a sunny Sunday afternoon, being the booknerd that I am, Mariah and I drove out to Los Angeles, California for a fun author event in Barnes & Noble at The Grove. We had an opportunity to meet her last year at the L.A. Times Festival of Books, but with all the amazing authors, we had to pick and choose. Ever since Mariah and I met up and befriended several amazing people, who are fangirls and booknerds alike, we have gotten to know several authors. Because of our small group of fangirl/booknerd friends, we have so many different recommendations to read books by various authors. Yay! And, of course, Lauren Oliver was one that was highly recommended among the many authors that we have been introduced to. Hence, our excitement to attend this event! Plus, this event had a bonus author addition, too! Yes! Jay Asher, author of Thirteen Reasons Why and The Future Of Us, was also in attendance.

On this eventful day, Lauren Oliver was already on the tail-end of her tour promoting her latest release, Panic. She discussed and answered questions about Panic, writing and other things with Jay Asher. Not only did were we an audience for Lauren Oliver's launch of her latest book, we also learned much about Jay Asher as well. This day turned out even more exciting and fun than expected! Yup! One trip, two authors...this made our weekend! Mariah even finished reading Jay Asher's novel, Thirteen Reasons Why, in a few days!

Read Mariah's take on Thirteen Reasons Why, here!

Luckily, we were able to capture this captivating conversation on video since we did run into traffic on the way in to Los Angeles! Whew! We didn't miss too much...Yay! So...without further ado, check out the videos of this intriguing event as Lauren Oliver and Jay Asher discuss books and writing!

In this first clip, Lauren Oliver starts off discussing her latest novel, Panic.

Lauren Oliver discusses with Jay Asher about character development, story element, point of view writing and more...

Jay discusses and asks Lauren about the challenges in Panic...

Lauren and Jay talks about the editing process of their books...and the Q&A begins! Fan asks about the narrator of Lauren's audiobooks...

The Q&A continues...

Was that exciting or what! Lauren Oliver and Jay Asher thoroughly made this an enjoyable and learning author event...with such an awesome turnout! Although I haven't read any of their books yet, I am definitely intrigued with the synopsis of each of their books! Well...more additions to my TBR list...haha! Meeting and talking with these two awesome authors made the trip well worth it!

View the full album at: Movies, Shows & Books on Facebook!

Jasmine w/ Jay Asher & Lauren Oliver
Mariah w/ Jay Asher & Lauren Oliver

Lauren Oliver signs our copies of her books

Jay Asher signs our copies of his books

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