I hope you all had a wonderful September! I can’t believe it’s already over! For me, September was a rush of reading new releases, attending book events, and Salt Lake Comic Con. Here’s the book events we got to attend this month!
Leigh Bardugo’s Wonder Woman: Warbringer Event
You guys, I got to meet Leigh!!! Six of Crows is my very favorite novel, so I was beyond excited to get to meet this incredible author. And she is every bit as wonderful as I’d hoped and then some. Leigh is such a smart woman and so kind. It was such a pleasure to get to listen to her speak about her own novels, and she also took the time to answer audience questions about writing and gave such great advice. This event was an incredible experience, and I’m so grateful that I had the opportunity to attend.
The King’s English Turned 40!
My favorite indie bookshop in the world, The King’s English, turned 40 this month! This bookshop has literally changed my life. They allow me and my book bestie to host our YA and Wine book club meetings there each month, and it’s because of their book events that I’ve gotten the opportunity to meet local authors, booksellers, and readers and really become a part of our amazing book community here. This blog would not exist without TKE! So it meant the world to me to get to go celebrate their birthday with them and with some of my book club buddies. Coincidentally, we arrived right in time for the champagne toast!
Alexandra Bracken, Tamara Ireland Stone, Ally Condie, and Elizabeth Eulberg Event
What an incredible panel of authors! Alexandra, Tamara, and Elizabeth were in town on tour for their latest middle grade novels, and our lovely local author Ally Condie moderated the event. Each of these ladies is so sweet, smart, and talented, and it was an absolute pleasure getting to attend their panel and getting to see them. I also got to interview Elizabeth Eulberg before the event, which was so much fun! Elizabeth is hilarious, and I had such a great time chatting with her! You can check out our interview here!
McKelle George’s Launch Party for Speak Easy, Speak Love
This event was so special for a couple of reasons. First, I LOVED Speak Easy, Speak Love. It is truly one of my favorite books I read this year. I adored the 1920s setting, and the dialogue and banter is just so much fun! Second, McKelle is actually in our YA and Wine book club, so celebrating the launch of her debut novel was so exciting!
Emily R. King’s Launch Party for The Fire Queen
I got to moderate this event, and I had so much fun! HUGE thanks to Emily for having me! We have a lot of amazing local authors here, and Emily is one of my very favorites. Her books are packed with phenomenal female characters, and I just find them to be so inspirational. I truly cannot recommend these books highly enough, which is why I’m giving away a signed copy! Be sure to enter below!
Enter the Giveaway!
1 winner will receive a SIGNED copy of The Fire Queen by Emily R. King!
- Must enter by midnight on 10/11!
- U.S. only due to shipping expenses.
Did you attend any author events this month? If so, which ones did you go to?