Sunday, October 31, 2010

Book crashers?

Earlier in the month, Jeaniene Frost announced she was going to be in New Orleans this weekend, and then earlier this week, she announced when/where she'd be signing books. She was part of Undead.con, and even though I wasn't able to go to the con, I still wanted to meet her. Parajunkee and I hatched a plan to crash the signing...okay, maybe I called the bookstore and they said it shouldn't be a problem, LOL. She was so sweet and I was so shy - she asked me something (probably how to spell my name, duh!) and all I could blurt out was "I'm tongue-tied!" But she was very gracious and I did end up talking to her for a few minutes. I mentioned I wanted to get Chapter 32 signed and she laughed and talked about that for a few moments. She also mentioned how much she and her husband love to visit New Orleans, which always makes me happy to hear.

We also got to meet Karen Essex, author of Dracula in Love. She was very sweet and gracious (and look at that gorgeous hair!), and while I remembered to tell her I'd been hearing very good things about this book (I assume authors like to hear when they generate good buzz, lol) and was looking forward to reading it, I forgot to tell her I read Leonardo's Swans and really liked it. *sigh*
(note to self, stop pushing your hair behind your ear before you take a picture with an author!!)

I had a very nice time with Parajunkee, we had coffee with her family in a little coffee shop/courtyard while I waited for hubs to come pick me up. I had a lot of fun :)

The next author that I'm aware of that's coming to New Orleans is Karen Marie Moning - she'll be here Martin Luther King weekend and having a big two-day event for the release of the last book in her Fever series - Shadowfever. Since I don't get Monday off, I don't know which day I'll take off from work to go; I'll have to wait to see what her itinerary turns out to be...

And, on a personal note - after the signing I went out with hubs for dinner for his birthday. We ended the evening at a tattoo parlor :) Check me out:

(That's between my shoulder blades, not my whole back, lol)


  1. First - awesome meeting Jeaniene Frost!! I met her at RWA and she is so nice!!

    Second - your tatt is beautiful!!!! I love it.

  2. How cool you got to meet her. The tattoo is lovely.

    I met ZA Maxfield yesterday and I was a bit tongue-tied at first but she is so wonderful it didn't take long to get past it. :-)

  3. How wonderful. Looks like you had a great time. Love the tat. So colorful and beautiful!

  4. Look at oyu giving the autohr the love...

    It is nice meeting author - one of the better perks of reading so many books..

    On the Tats - Ouch....

    Ouch again... How many is this now?


  5. Patti your tattoo is GREAT! And I'm jealous that you got to meet Jeaniene Frost! Glad you had fun. :) Oh, and Karen Marie Moning... *squeeeee*

  6. I love the tatt! So freakin cool!

  7. No shit! Spontaneous tattooing. Love it. I need another one. I think it has been like 8 years since my last one...which is way too long. Oh yeah...I got engaged and the hubs cracked down on my spending. You've motivated me. I want to get a girly skull.

    I love yours though. Very colorful. And you can't go wrong with a fleur.

  8. How wonderful for you to meet your favorite authors! I'm so jealous I don't live in the states and be able to do that too.
    I LOVE your tattoo Patti!

  9. So cool to have met them! And I would have been tongue-tied too.

    The tattoo is also great

  10. Wow awesome!! You met J Frost, I'm jealous!! Very nice tat as well. :)

  11. Love the tattoo! and isnt Jeanine awesome? I absolutely loved meeting her =)))

  12. Mandi: She was so sweet, and thanks!

    Tam: Thanks! Glad I'm not the only one that get's tongue tied.

    Jaime: Yes, it was a lot of fun. Thanks - I do like my colors :)

    EH: In my case it would be forgetting to say the author love :) This is my 2nd tat, and it was a bit ouchy but not too bad!

    Julie: Thanks! It was fun meating JF and can't wait to see KMM!

    Danielle: Thanks!

    Parajunkee: Yeah, it was spontaneous but I'd been planning the actual design for awhile... I could totally see you with a girly skull.

    Janna: It was fun :) Thanks!

    Blodeuedd: I was glad they let us in :)

    FV: She was so sweet! Thanks.

    Larissa: She was awesome, so nice and made me feel comfortable after I told her I was nervous.

  13. Awesome! I’m so glad you were able to meet her!

    Love the new tattoo :)

  14. Wow, Patti!!! Your tattoo is beautiful! Very very pretty.