It’s been another INCREDIBLE week of book events here in Salt Lake City! We got to attend a couple of wonderful debut author events, see the highly anticipated movie Everything Everything, and meet an author whose latest book has been highly anticipated (as in anticipated for the last seven years highly anticipated.)
The Kate Watson, Erin Summerill, and Tricia Levenseller Event!
I have to say the highlight of my week was getting to meet Kate Watson, author of Seeking Mansfield at the Salt Lake Public Library. I adore her debut novel, and Kate and I bonded over our mutual love of Jane Austen after I read and reviewed her book a couple of months ago.
Meeting her in person was an absolute pleasure and a reminder of why I LOVE book blogging and promoting the books that I adore. Kate is a lovely person inside and out. Have I mentioned that I love Seeking Mansfield? Because I do, and you should all read it! Check out my full review here!
Tricia Levenseller and Erin Summerill were also on the panel! Getting to listen to them talk about all things books, writing, etc. is always so much fun! We are so lucky to have them as local authors here in UT. And I also can’t say enough how much I loved their books! Check out my review for Ever the Hunted here and Daughter of the Pirate King here!
All three of these ladies are working on multiple projects right now. Including sequels/companion novels to their debut books. Erin has Ever the Brave coming out in December. Tricia has Daughter of the Siren Queen coming out in February. And Kate’s Shoot the Moon will be out in 2018 as well.
Moderating the event was McKelle George, debut author of the upcoming Speak Easy, Speak Love! If you haven’t yet added this book to your TBR list, check it out on Goodreads here!
The Everything Everything Movie
For the most part, this movie was very true to the book, and the casting was PHENOMENAL! They did get a little creative with the scenes during which Maddie and Ollie were just texting, and that didn’t quite work for me, but I can certainly understand why they wanted to do more with than just showing them sitting there texting as well. I would certainly recommend this movie to fans of Yoon’s books!
Kyra Leigh’s Reaper Launch Event
Kyra is a local author here in Salt Lake, so it was a lot of fun going out to The King’s English and listening to her discuss her writing journey and sharing some passages from Reaper. This book sounds a little creepy and a lot cool, and it is certainly going on my October TBR list!
Megan Whalen Turner’s Thick as Thieves Event
It’s no secret that Megan Whalen Turner’s The Thief books are massively popular. The Thief was released in 2005, and the last book in the series, A Conspiracy of Kings, came out in 2010, so fans have had a very long wait for Thick as Thieves, and the crowd at The King’s English last night was certainly very enthusiastic about finally getting their hands on this book. I haven’t read it yet, but I will say the hardcover copy is gorgeous!
Turner was in conversation with local author Shannon Hale, and the two of them were so entertaining to listen to. The most interesting part was probably listening to Turner discuss her writing process. While all writers have their own unique way of going about their writing, hers is definitely different from any I’ve heard before. Apparently, she sits down with someone for hours at a time and just talks out the whole book before sitting down to write. Which is actually a pretty brilliant way of going about it, since she gets real-time reactions from the people she’s talking through her books with. I can certainly see how that could contribute to her ability to write such incredible plot twists.
It truly was a phenomenal week here! I hope you’ve all had a great book week as well! What was the highlight of the week for you?