Saturday, November 17, 2012

Greetings from Los Angeles!

Greetings from Los Angeles! Above is a view of downtown from my hotel window on the Sunset Strip. This has been such an amazingly fun two days, and I am in torment that I don't have the full spectrum of pictures I would like to show on account of not bringing my "real camera". Photos exist and will be gathered (thank you Katie for photographing the event last night!!!!) but I wanted to put up a post before leaving for the airport (see you soon, Miami!), so here. 

Thanks, first, to the Santa Monica Public Library for the great event on Thursday. Thank you to Robert for the interview format, and for wearing SUCH A GREAT SHIRT!!!

Thank you to awesome media escort Karen Hebert for helping with everything.

Thank you Taft High School for a really fun morning. I have no pictures of you except these murals! 

One whole hallway: huge murals of famous area sites, done by students. They're GREAT.

Thank you Barnes & Noble in Glendale for possibly the best (and biggest) event yet. It was phenomenally fun. Thank you to all the readers who came (from as far away as San Diego! And also Germany, ha, Lenore Appelhans, though *possibly* you didn't come all this way for me). And thank you to Leigh Bardugo for coming by! It was so good to meet you!!!! There were hamsas and blue hair and fun shwag and a looooong signing line (yay yay yay!!!). You guys really made me feel special.

I really can't wait to show more pics from this event, because there were so many wonderful people, including the young woman who had made herself one of Zuzana's I-saw-an-angel T-shirts, and also 10-year-old Lindsay, attending her first ever author event (hi Lindsay! photo forthcoming!) It was stupendous.

And it's possible I arrived in Glendale in a really good mood from a certain place not so far away ...

tra la la, what's that place? Hm. *shrug* :-)

I'm off to Miami this morning for the Miami Book Festival. I've never been there, so I'm really keen to see the city. I hope you'll come out my panel tomorrow at 3:30, rm 1164, where I'll be with authors Gennifer Albin and Tonya Hurley. Can't wait!

Oh, one last thing:



Connie Onnie said...

Oh my gosh oh my gosh my excitement I am excited oh I can't wait to hear! And yay for making t-shirts

tone almhjell said...

Aaaaaaahhhhh! *speechless* *top of head falls off because grin went all the way round*

Aubrey said...

Oooh! I recognize the place in the last 2 photos and desperately want to know what the announcement is!

Ana'Molina. said...

I can not wait for the book goes on sale in Mexico.
By the way, I've met several fans, who want to help with the petition the Publisher!
Several people of Tijuana and all Baja California!
Really hope you can come to Tijuana, we are very excited!
And once again, I love you Laini, really!
The guys who are helping, they say Hi, especially my two best friends, Kathy and Bryan!

Jennie Bailey said...

I recognize that lot! :) I shot a pilot there years and years ago. I'm just so glad that I got to see you - you were so amazing, so inspirational, and so very, very generous with your time. That line was loooong. Not surprising given how fabulous your books are! Thanks for sharing all of this with us, Laini!!

fishgirl182 said...

thanks for coming out to glendale, laini! it was so much fun seeing you again. and hmmm is that the universal lot...

:) thuy

Amber said...
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Amber said...

I saw a little blurb in Entertainment Weekly for "Days of Blood & Starlight". (There may have been a squeal of joy or two and a confused looking husband.) They only had wonderful things to say! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Katie the photographer here.
I just tried to post a comment, but wasn't signed into my Livejournal, so I'm not sure if I'm not seeing the comment because it didn't go through, or if it's because you have a filter approval thingy. So if you're seeing this twice, just disregard.
You're welcome for the photos, it was a lot of fun shooting them. I uploaded the set here:
and sent about 40 of the best to Lisa. I also sent Leigh the ones of you two, she particularly liked the one of you both talking. Let me know if there are any that you'd like me to send you.

Lindsay said...

Hello!!!!! OMG thank you Laini for making me feel special! I looked at your post with my mom and saw my name and, not kidding about this, screamed into my pillow and started kicking and punchin' the air! The voices in my head are telling me to dress up as Kaoru and send a pic to you, hmmm.... Thats a good idea head! *pats cranium* Oh and by the way your my first celeb i've ever met so, CONGRATS!!!! Pics to come, xoxo, yo' biggest fan!

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