Jul 29, 2011

Maggie Stiefvater Signing + GIVEAWAY!

Hey all! Last night I was lucky enough to have Maggie Stiefvater come to my local library! Yay! It was really fun too. I left like 3 hours early, which was a little too early, but since Meg Cabot's signing was super packed I thought to leave earlier!
Maggie is very funny! She's very wild and crazy--in the good way, she is an author after all! She talked about her books a little, the writing process, getting published, that whole deal! Basically what authors discuss and it was fascinating! I love hearing their different stories about getting published! It's very inspiring for me!

She told us the story about when she heard that Linger made #1 on the NYT Bestseller's list and how she was on a very small plane that didn't allow any electronics on it, so she had to speak very quietly with her agent when she got the good news!

I was even one of the first people in line to get my books signed! Actually I was the first because I was totally prepared and was in the first line group! Oh yeah! Getting there 3 hours early has its payoff!

She also has an amazingly cool car!! And she did mention that after all her road-tripping she finally had some car troubles! Luckily she was still able to make it here on time!

And now for what you're all waiting for, the GIVEAWAY! In order to go in the signing line I had to buy a book so I bought one for one of my lucky followers. If you haven't read Maggie's books yet, here's your chance to start the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy with a SIGNED copy of Shiver.

Of course if you have read the series you can still have a chance to get a SIGNED copy of Shiver! It's a win-win!!

EDIT: Also I will add in the flashdrive that I got, it has some This is Teen videos on it with Maggie, Meg Cabot and Libba Bray!!

Here are the rules for the giveaway:

Open now til Friday, August 5, 2011 at 11:59 PM (CST)
You MUST be a follower--I will check!
Open to US & Canada residents only--really sorry! But shipping internationally is too much and I'm still job hunting. But if you have someone in the states who can send it to you I would be more than willing to do it that way!
Leave a comment telling me how you came across this series or if you're new to it and why you want to read it!
Also please leave your email address so I have a way to contact you!

      GOOD LUCK!


      1. I would love to win a copy of Shiver. I have Linger on my TBR shelf, but still need to get the first book so I can start this awesome series. I've been hearing about the series since it first came out and I really want to read it.

        Barbed1951 at aol dot com
        GFC follower: Barbara E.

      2. i've been wanting to read this series forever! i'd love to win shiver! =]

        americangirlie1991 at yahoo dot com

      3. I found out about this series through a blog tour for Forever. I recently was blessed with a copy of this book and as I love series I have Shiver on my wishlist. I would love to read this book. Thank you so much for the lovely giveaway opportunity.
        GFC - Denise Zaky


      4. I had heard a lot about the series and then just picked up a copy of Shiver at Powell's and I was sold. :)
        Thanks for the giveaway!

      5. About two years back i was a senior in high school and i was the labrarians assistant. (a job loved btw) The head labrarian talked about the Austin Teen Book Fest in Oct. I really wanted to go but i had to help out with the family :( When the librarian came back from the fest she gave me two arc's and one was Linger. I loved the cover! It was so beauitful i read right then and there and since ive been hooked on the series! XD
        Thanks for the opprotunity!
        Samantha D

      6. I heard about this series when it came out and I have heard about all the hype about it and really want to read. I can't wait to read it. I just haven't found the time to start it. But maybe winning it will give me the kick I need to read this awesome sounding series. It really sounds like the new it book series. Can't wait to finally read it and would love to win it.
        Thanks for the chance. =]



      7. I've been hearing about this series for a very long time from very many book blogs and it sounds really good. :)

        e-mail: lehtoa92 (at) gmail (dot) com

      8. Thank you so much for this incredible giveaway! I've been wanting to read this book for so long because everyone- I mean EVERYONE- I know that likes to read had read it. I just haven't gotten my hands on a copy yet! (I'm job hunting too so I don't have much money. Blerghhh)

      9. I found a copy for sale on eBay, I read it and fell in love. From then on I've read all of Maggie's books.

        Findjessyhere at gmail dot com

      10. You lucky duck!

        I have a signed ARC of this that I got at BEA 2010 (I think or maybe it was 2009?) so don't enter me!

      11. That's so great that you got to go to that! I don't really remember now how I came across the series. I think it was just all the buzz over Shiver.

        Thanks so much for the chance to win.

      12. I haven't read any of the books yet but i have seen them around and want to start reading them.


      13. Hey! Great post and awesome pictures! I missed Maggie when she was in Toronto a few weeks back unfortuantely :( Oh well, next time!

        I came across this series while flipping through my friend Smithy's bookshelf, soaked to the bone, after coming home drenched from a rained out Renn Fest. It caught my eye because of the colour and design on the sides. So I tipped it out of the shelf and flipped through the flaps (she had a hardcover) and got hooked with the premise of werewolves turning - not on the moon - but by temperature! I thought it was ingenious! Anyways, that's my story!

        Thanks for the contest! :)


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