In my private life
This week has been very busy at work and I have a lot of blogs to catch up with and I will!
Last week I told you that I would have a chat with one indie author, a PR people and a book box owner about how to used blog tours and book boxes as an indie author.
Well the chat went very well!
I had fun and it was also enlightening.
If you are curious about it, I am leaving the link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqcgXaUWKwM
And today I had an AMAZING DAY as I attended my first book event since three years!
A few weeks ago, I learned that Margaret Rogerson, author of Sorcery of Thorns, Vepsertine and An Enchantment of Raven would come to Belgium to sign her books!
Like YALC, it was at the same time as another event: a fantasy fair “Trolls et Légendes”!
So I booked a ticket, ready to meet trolls, fairies, vikings, knights and the like!
We also learned three days ago that some copies of Vespertine, French edition due to be on sale in June would be available at the festival!
And these regular copies were drop dead gorgeous! With stenciled edges,endpaper art, foiling on the cover…
I was determined to buy one (more) copy but yesterday a message announced that all copies had been sold. The deception…
So today, after a small queue, I met Margaret to have her sign my three books allowed. Of course I couldn’t help gushing about my love for her books, quoting from Sorcery of Thorns, talking about dynamic duos, grumpy revenants, medieval universe and also asking where she got her inspiration for Vespertine (a video game with ghouls).
Also pleading to get a sequel for Sorcery of Thorns (and I got a scoop but shhhhh! ;-)).
All in all, we chatted a long moment and she was very sweet and kind!
Suddenly, her publisher came with ONE remaining copy of Vespertine French edition and asked Margaret what she wanted to do with it.
And she told him “Give it to Sophie” !!!! I squealed! Honestly at fifty two I squealed like a school girl!!
So yes I had an amazing time and I’ll leave you with some pictures below.
But on a side note, I had my mask and was nearly the only one. As good as it is to see other people’s face, I was also uneasy to be indoors with so many unmasked people. I hope it won’t come an bite me back!
On the blog this week
I wrote two reviews and have read one more book since!
Thanks for reading!