In the picture above are all the books I brought with me to RARE, they are now all signed, and I love to have them on my shelves now. I only got one extra book to take back home from RARE with me – Hidden by Rebecca Zanetti.
As I said before we left for Paris, Denise, Brandee and I all volunteered during the signing. This meant that we got an Early Entry pass, and had time to meet and chat with the authors we wanted to see before the General Admission ticket holders entered the room. That happened a little earlier than planned, though, because of a miscommunication, but we still got to see every author we wanted to see.
Our jobs were line ambassadors – this means that we helped people who were in line, made sure they had post-it notes with their name on the page they wanted signed, and we chatted and had fun with people while they were waiting to meet their unicorn authors. I worked for Ilona and Gordon Andrews, and it was awesome! I was at the front of the line, also taking pictures of the readers with Ilona and Gordon once they had finished signing books. I love them even more now – they were so nice, calm, and chatty! Every single reader that came to their line had a really good time, and got to spend a couple of minutes with the authors before moving to another line with other books. For some of the French readers, I also helped with translating what they wanted to say to Ilona and Gordon – but most of them didn’t need me at all, it was just their nerves talking.
As you can see, I was pretty happy to get my own books signed, as well as a picture with them as well.
RARE Paris – the authors I met:
As I said above, I was able to meet all the authors I wanted to meet, and I got all my books signed. RARE was very well organized, and all the readers I chatted with were very happy. Here are some pictures of me with the authors as I got my books signed:
RARE Paris – the readers I met :
I always love meeting readers when I go to book signings! Some people I may have chatted with on Facebook, or through blog comments, and others are new friends thanks to events. And I was so happy to meet some readers with whom I’m in an online bookclub!