Yesterday, my sister and I went to Utrecht for a YA event where V.E. Schwab would be attending. Since she’s one of my favourite authors, I really wanted to go, even though big(ger) events are really out of my comfort zone.
So we took a trolley to fit all of our (well, my) books that we wanted to get signed, and we went!
The event started with author interviews in a theater setting, which are always interesting. It was really fun listening to V.E. Schwab talk about writing and introverting and how she was prophesied to become either an author or a cult leader.
I was also lucky enough to meet some of my friends there, which is always really fun, as we talk to each other all the time, but don’t actually get to meet “in real life” very often.
Unfortunately, we had to wait in line for over 1.5 hours to get our books signed, since we ended up at the end of the signing line. I’ll be honest, this was very exhausting. But it was well worth it, because it was such a lovely experience!
We were allowed to get one book signed and personalized, and two other books signed, but Schwab felt so bad about us having to wait so long that she personalized all five of my books (my sister only had one book, so she got two of mine signed as well)! We also had a nice little chat with her.
Have you ever gotten to meet one of your favourite authors?