Thursday, November 1, 2012

Michelle Hodkin Book Signing

No, seriously. Michelle and I are the cutest EVER.
You may or may not have heard of a little storm called Sandy? Last Thursday, South Florida got the outer bands of it, which basically means it was rainy and windy like you wouldn't believe! So visualize that, and for fun add in 5 o'clock traffic in one of the worst cities for traffic in the U.S. This lovely scenario I'm having you picture would be the conditions under which I made my way to the Michelle Hodkin signing last week.

Needless to say, I was late. But I did arrive in time to hear these fun tidbits...

About Noah: The idea from Noah started with Michelle trying to think about what kind of guy would fall for Mara? And what kind of guy would she fall for? AND -- the best part -- a little bit of Ethan Hawke from the movie Reality Bites! Yup, I am okay with dating myself to say that that movie is made of awesome.

Michelle also hearts Stephanie Perkins! You know, as in author of Anna and the French Kiss, as in one of my most favorite books ever and that I hooked the other Book Nerds on?!

Could Mara Dyer ever be a movie? Maybe. "But it's a long road from being optioned to 'Coming to a theater near you!'" Michelle explained.

She also talked about the story behind the Mara Dyer trailer, which admittedly I hadn't seen until about 2 seconds ago. In case you're like I was:

Then it was time for the book signing! I had so much fun in line chatting it up with her Mom and some other members of the family -- who are all really cool, by the way! It's so great to see how supportive they are of Michelle. Also, I didn't forget you, readers! I grabbed you some of this fun swag:

Leave a comment on this post and I'll choose a random winner. Some things you can comment about: What author would you drive through a tropical storm to see? Have you read The Evolution of Mara Dyer yet? What is your favorite scene in Reality Bites


  1. I want to win that swag....really....I least one of those buttons..or that thing that says love him to I qualify???

    1. I understand COMPLETELY. I would be jumping up and down begging if I hadn't sent Flo with my list of requests for Michelle...all of which were fulfilled. I HAD to get my autographed copy of Unbecoming and Noah Swag.

  2. I'm not trying to win your contest, BUT...Who would I drive through a tropical storm to see??? MICHELLE HODKIN!!! Thanks for enduring the traffic and storm to accomplish my mission. Your the BESTEST :)

  3. I would probably drive through a tropical storm to see Suzanne Collins
    (no offense any other authors ;)) And I have yet to read this. But I'm reading this next! :D I can't wait to read it.