Monday, February 22, 2010

Meeting Shannon Hale!

Last June, we Buzz Girls interviewed some of our favorite authors, and our readers may remember that I enjoyed chatting with Newbery award winner and New York Times bestselling author, Shannon Hale.

This past weekend, Shannon dropped by to meet fans and sign books at Once Upon a Time in Montrose, California:.


I got there early, introduced myself and bought a copy of the very funny Austenland, which she signed in a way that literally made me laugh out loud (since I’ve already read the book and got “the joke”) and we chatted a little about the industry and our mutual friend, the lovely Buzz Girl, Wendy Toliver.


And since I now own two copies of Austenland, I thought I’d offer up my original hardcover copy (only slightly used--read once) to any interested reader. All you have to do to be entered in this contest is to tell us a favorite author who you’d like to meet! The winner will be chosen by my handy-dandy random number generator and announced next Monday on my blog.

Good luck!

Tina

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29 comments:

Marjolein said...

Great post! So many authors I want to meet..but if I have to pick one from..Laura Resau, the author of Red Glass

tetewa said...

My pick would be Janet Evanovich, I love the Stephanie Plum series!

Paromita said...

I would love to meet Becca Fitzpatrick in person. I, so, loved her book Hush Hush. I'm anxiously awaiting it's sequel, Crescendo.

throuthehaze said...

I would love to meet Mark Henry or Gena Showalter

Caitlin said...

I have two authors I would love to meet, the first would be Rachel Vincent and the second would be Meg Cabot...

Janie Emaus said...

I would love to meet Jane Smiley, Barbara Kingsolver, John Irving & Anne Tyler, Jodi Picoult Can you arrange this for me?

austenfan said...

I would love to meet Beth Fantaskey! I really loved Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side! :)

The Golfing Librarian said...

Must I be the first to state the obvious? Any Buzz Girl, of course!
What's that you say? A random number generator chooses the winner? Oh...in that case, Alexie Sherman.

Vicky said...

I don't want to be entered because I just bought Austenland on Saturday! But she seems cool, and I would love to meet her. There are so many writers I would love to meet! But the one I want to meet the most is Meg Cabot.

Mena said...

As many authors as I can! I met Gail Carson Levine the day I found out one of my best friends had died; he was a Marine. It helped my day so much! I would like to meet all of you!

Bex said...

I think I'd like to meet Ally Carter and pick her brain a little bit.

How fun that you got to meet Shannon, Tina! I have a copy of Austenland and really enjoyed it!!

jpetroroy said...

I'd love to meet Laurie Halse Anderson

kaymf said...

If I had to pick only one it would be JK Rowling but my list is huge.

GirlforChrist said...

I would love to meet Terri Farley, James Patterson, and Helen Dunmore!

Katie P.

Paddy said...

Well, since I've already met Tina, I'd have to say Tamora Pierce. When is her next book due out, anyway?

D.M.Cunningham said...

Katherine Paterson and Beverly Cleary! Roald Dahl (would of been amazing).

The Golfing Librarian said...

Did I really write "Alexie Sherman"?!?!? DOH!

Llehn said...

I'd love to meet Neil Gaiman.

mariska said...

I'd really like to meet Tina Ferraro in person ! would you come down to my country ? :)

Or it will be Suzanne collins. Can't get enough of her Hunger Games !

TinaFerraro said...

Yeah, Chuck, you wrote Alexie Sherman, but I just figured it was Backwards Day at your library! =)

TinaFerraro said...

Mariska, I'd love to meet all my readers! And while I have no plans at present to be out of the country...what IS your country?

The Golfing Librarian said...

Somedays it seems like EVERYDAY is backwards day here in rural GA!

Mubashira Gani said...

Awesome blog! As my favorite author I would like to meet Wendy toliver!

CRAZYMOM said...

I always feel like Jennifer Weiner and I would be good buds if we ever got a chance to have lunch. :)

Bee said...

Meeting Anne Cassidy has been on my life list for a long time. Her book, Missing Judy just blew me away when I was 15, and since then she's been kinda 'Queen of Teen Fic' for me *shrugs*

Heather Davis said...

Looks like you had lots of fun, Tina! Great post.

stephhale said...

Too many to name! That's pretty cool that you got to meet Shannon. People always ask me if I'm related to her, which sadly I don't think I am. ;)

Annia Lennox said...

Probably Sophie Kinsella, because she's my favorite. But it is really hard to pick just one.

Sue Ford said...

Hard to choose, but I'd like to meet Cynthia Voight.