Last night I was lucky enough to attend the Breathless Reads Tour book signing at Books of Wonder in NYC. Appearing were the authors of The Eternal Ones (Kirsten Miller), Nightshade (Andrea Cremer), Matched (Ally Condie), The Replacement (Brenna Yovanoff) and Across the Universe (Beth Revis).
|(l-r) Brenna Yovanoff, Beth Revis, Andrea Cremer, Ally Condie & Kirsten Miller.|
I had a lot of fun and I loved hearing the author’s opinions, stories and insights. Here are a few tidbits I found out:
- Kirsten wanted to be Sherlock Holmes when she grew up and loved Chemistry in school.
- Andrea wanted to be Anne of Green Gables so she could marry Gilbert Blythe.
- Ally’s first story when she was a child was about pregnant unicorns, because as she stated and I’m paraphrasing here, “What’s better than unicorns but more unicorns?”
- Brenna really loved Physical Education class when she was in school and never finished any stories she wrote when she was younger thereby creating “unintentional cliffhangers.” (That makes me feel better!)
- Beth has a beautiful southern accent and made up her dystopian mythology through her interest in linguistics.
|Sabrina Rojas Weiss mediates.|
At this point I have only read Nightshade, but I’m really looking forward to reading the rest of these books especially after meeting these authors.
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