On Tuesday I had an author overload day! But it was a good thing! It's been awhile since the last author event I attended, so I was ready for more.
The first one was at my library (Orem of those interested) I saw Dan and Rob Wells, brothers, who kicked off the summer teen reading program. They were fabulous as always, so funny and so fun to listen to. Hey did you know they have a podcast? And now we can listen to them banter on all the time!
|Robison Wells on the left, Dan Wells on the right.|
So, they talked a little about what got them interested in reading and books. Rob, who is younger by one year, said he didn't want to follow in Dan's shadow, and since Dan was a good student, Rob choose not to be.. or something like that. And he mentioned that his teacher when he was in 5th grade made them read Tuck Everlasting, The Bridge to Terabithia, and a couple others, and he hated them so bad, he never read another book all through school and just fudged his way through it all.
That is until Huckleberry Finn, when he decided to read it while at the hospital waiting room... and loved it. So he went back and figured out all the books he missed out on and is trying to catch up and read them now.
Dan enjoyed reading, and got hooked when he fell in love with the Christopher Robin poems as a kid. Which we all thought was pretty funny (you'll get that if you've read his horror books!)
Then they talked about heroes and villains, and what makes good ones and how they choose their heroes and villains in their own books. Very fun stuff!
Later on Twitter they mentioned that they changed up their original plans for the presentation and they would be doing that on their podcast instead. So click here and you can hear that! (I think they decided the audience ended up being younger than expected and wouldn't get what they'd planned to talk about it. Maybe?)
Anyway, I think these guys are great and I can't wait to tell you about Dan's latest book, The Hollow City, and I can't wait to get my hands on Rob's next book, Feedback.
Later that night I went to the other library (Provo for those interested) to the Fierce Reads Tour, which included five debut YA authors. There was a little meet and greet for bloggers beforehand where I just sat back and enjoyed, since I didn't really know these authors or their books (except for one.... Cinder by Marissa Meyer.)
Then we went into the main presentation where they all got to show their book trailers, and tell us about how their book came to be, and then answer a few questions in a panel situation. The sun was right in our eyeballs the whole time! But all I could see was Jenni Elyse's hair right in front of me!!
|Anna Banks, Leigh Bardugo, Jennifer Bosworth, Emmy Laybourne and Marissa Meyer|
So... there's my fun author day! SEVEN in one day! Very fun stuff. So... when's the next one? :)