This past Thursday, I had the great pleasure of going to see a Not Your Mother’s Book Club reading at Books Inc. in Palo Alto for rock star paranormal authors Richelle Mead (the VAMPIRE ACADEMY series) and Lily St. Crow (the STRANGE ANGELS series, both out from Razorbill).
And let me tell you, these ladies have an awesome and devoted fan base. When my friends and I dropped by an hour before the reading, the coveted chairs set up in front of the table were almost all taken! THAT’S devotion.
Richelle and Lily had been traveling together for several stops and this was their last joint reading on the tour. They both read from their respective books and took questions from fans before the official reading ended and fans formed a huge, chaotic but very fun signing line. This was my first NYMBC event where I hadn’t actually read either author… Now I’m definitely going to pick up both of their books because it was such a wonderful time and both premises sound so cool.
More pics after the jump!
Lily St. Crow reading.
Richelle Mead reading.
Cracking a joke…
And now, signing! Look at the huge stacks of books that someone brought. The store was full of readers who brought multiple copies to get signed. They definitely put their favorite authors to work!
The crowd during the reading.
The signing line… Note the aforementioned stacks of books!
Richelle Mead and Lili St. Crow posing with a fan.
I think I heard Lili St. Crow refer to this as her “librarian face.” Another fan gets a great picture.
As usual, Jenn and Shannon and the rest of the Books Inc. team put on a fabulous event, and it was lovely to catch up with Heidi, Debbie and, of course, some new authors I need to start reading!