Posts tagged ‘Utah’

August 17th, 2011

Provo is Bleepin’ Awesome

by Madeleine Rex

I know I’ve been about as attentive to my blog as I am to my brother’s Military Channel shows, and for that I apologize. I was in Utah visiting family for the first time in years, so there was a profuse amount of talking. And eating. We Rexes are better eaters than talkers, but we’re best when we combine the two.

Anyway, it just so happened that I was visiting the precise week that Kiersten White was! She had a signing at the Provo City Library (which is just so phenomenal it’s mind-boggling. If I end up going to college in Utah, I’ll spend more time in that library than my dorm room). I was fortunate enough to get a last-minute ticket to her signing on Tuesday the 2nd.

My mind’s still reeling. I just met Kiersten White! And she’s so fantabulistical (yes, she’s so awesome that a new word was in order), guys. Really.

Her little rants were hilarious, and she managed to be just as funny while answering questions thoughtfully. I was impressed by how many questions were related to publishing and writing. I’d never been to a signing that seemed so dense with writers. It was wonderful to be in the same room with dozens of people who, like me, live, breath, and devour books!

Kiersten and I have corresponded before, and I’d let her know I was coming. Still, it was wonderful to introduce myself at the actual signing table and know she knew me. How exciting is that?! She was super sweet and bubbly and signed my and my cousin’s books with cute personal messages. I was oozing happiness the rest of the day, and my family laughed at me when I got back to my grandma’s.

I encourage you all to grasp any chance you have to meet Kiersten. As I said: she’s fantabulistical!

But if you don’t have a chance, I have good news for you!

While Kierten was setting up the signing table, the library gave away five paperback copies of Paranormalcy (they had handed out raffle tickets at the door). And… I got one! And because I already have two copies of Paranormalcy, I thought I’d give it away.

Even better news? It’s signed. It says To a Wordbird, followed by Kiersten’s signature.

To enter this giveaway, post a comment here by September 10th and include explain why you are a wordbird!

(Sorry, but this giveaway is NOT International. Another time, I promise!)