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21 September 2011

Last Night's John Connolly Book Signing Event




Lady K and I had a lot of fun last night at the book signing for John Connolly http://www.johnconnollybooks.com/, author of the Charlie Parker series as well as several other excellent thrillers http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/c/john-connolly/. I came loaded with two books from Mt Git'r'Read and bought more (of course) from Cynthia's stacks that she brought from her shop, High Crimes Mystery Bookshop http://www.highcrimesbooks.com/ . John was a sweetie and didn't have any kind of limit on how many books he'd sign or how long he'd visit. Good thing, too, since Lady K was pitching story ideas and enjoying chatting with the nice "He really doesn't sound Irish" guy.

We were treated to an hour of John chatting about his writing, his new book, he read from notes for his new book, stories from real life that are stranger than fiction. All in that lovely Irish accent...like I said, he could have read from the phone book and I'd have been fine. But the evening was so much better.

9 comments:

Becky LeJeune said...

I wish I could have made it out! Argh! For a brief minute, I thought maybe it was tonight and I hadn't missed it. Connolly is so super cool. I've got The Gates on my wish list and a couple of Charlie Parkers in the TBR right now.

Vickie said...

Becky: We missed you. I wish all author visits were as fun as this one was. He is is charming and funny.

Imzadi Dragonfly said...

Looks like Lady K has a new friend.

It sounds like you had a great time. I'm so glad you were able to go.

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Sounds like a great night out and Lady K sure is growing up fast, still a cutie too.

Aurian said...

Glad you two had such a great time. I am amazed she goes to those things with you and likes it. Just a bunch of adults talking after all. And more books are always welcome ;)

Vickie said...

Jenna: Lady K did all the talking. I wish you could have heard the conversation between the two of them.

Sarah: We had a lot of fun. And thanks for the Lady K compliment. She still thinks she was cuter as a baby. I told her God makes 'em cute so the 'rents will take care of them. Then they grow personalities so we will keep them. = )

Aurian: She jumps at the chance to go anywhere with a chance at books and meeting an author. That apple didn't fall far from the tree. She also brings her Nintendo DS in case it gets less than fun. *grin*

Imzadi Dragonfly said...

I'd give anything to have heard the conversation. :o)

Vickie said...

Jenna: *grin*

Imzadi Dragonfly said...

You'll never guess who is going to be at Powell's October 27th.