At the last moment, I dropped by the YA or Bust tour stop last night at Copperfield's Books (where Zoe of Zoe's Book Reviews was the very awesome question moderator). I failed at introducing myself properly1 due to all my hurrying, but I did manage to snag some goodies for a lucky reader. And, I learned quite a lot from these lovely authors!
Things I Learned From...
Nina LaCourThe Disenchantments was originally a terrible band made of four girls, instead of three. Hold Still had a somewhat difficult time finding the right title (I'm glad they picked HS!).
Gayle FormanOne of her favorite Where She Went scenes to write was the bridge scene, and she found Adam's voice fairly easy to write since she knew him so well from Mia's book.
Stephanie PerkinsThere was something about learning how to hotwire a car for the original L&TBND ending....So yes, she's a
Jess RothenbergThe Catastrophic History of You and Me originally had some very angry letters from Brie to a possible man-stealing girl....Plus, her first chapter is very amusing :)
All in all, if you get the chance to meet these lovely ladies, take it. Check out Facebook for other YA or Bust tour stops.
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What author book signing do you wish you could attend?