I am sorry for not posting sooner, I am so tired today, I have trouble formulating sentences.
We hurried over to Powell’s at 5:00 pm, hoping to meet with fans. Instead they grabbed us and ushered us into the back room, where we were seated at a table and made to sign books for hours. Hours. Peter said it was some sort of record for most preorders in the shortest time. It was really humbling. I tried to get him to bow before the might of the readers, but he informed me that he was an American citizen and wouldn’t be bowing, thank you very much.
Lili and Devon arrived soon after and we got to hang out and talk shop and it was totally awesome. Lili and Devon are both very funny and gracious. Lili brought a zombie gnome – omg, want! and Devon brought Stone the Gargoyle – omg want!
We barely made it out of the backroom in time for the signing. Meljean Brook was there but refused to sit with us and refused to have her picture taken.
There were about 120 people there or so – the place was packed. We had a brief Q&A, which was fun, and then we went straight into signing mode. Below there are some pictures.
I think we signed close to 300 books, with preorders and books people brought in. I’ll get the actual numbers for you when Peter sends them to us. It was completely overwhelming. By the end of the signing, I had hard time writing my name. Also one of the preorders is signed with my real name. Sorry about that. O_O
My only regret is that we didn’t get to hang out with everyone who came to see us. Some people drove in from Tacoma and California and I hoped that we could’ve done more than sign the book and take a picture. Dina and Slabby were there, they are our friends from Astoria, and I didn’t get to say more than two words to them.