But before I get things kicked off, I have the winner for the Dark Days prize pack that went up last week: Amanda Marie. Congrats, and you've been emailed!
I was lucky enough to interview these ladies before the event started, and since anyone who regularly follows my blog knows I tend to ask questions that are more... random... well, these ladies were subject to the same craziness. So here's the interview, then check out the pictures from the actual event!
If you were fighting Voledmort, which character from any of your books would you want with you?
Courtney: Will - he can just chuck his sword before Voledmort can Avada Kadavra him.
Brodi: Cole - if he can get close enough, he can suck all of Voldemort's emotions out and render him useless. (And after she pointed this out, we all agreed this would actually be an improvement for Voldemort.)
If your main character was a tribute in The Hunger Games, what would their token be?
Courtney: Ellie's wing necklace.
Brodi: Poker Chip.
Who is your YA Book Boyfriend:
Jodi: All the boys. I can't pick just one. (I then informed Jodi we'd have to battle about that later. Good thing *I* have pretty much all the boys locked away in my Boy Closet...)
Courtney: Tucker from Unearthly, because he likes horses.
Cynthia: Ren from Nightshade.
Brodi: Sam from Incarnate.
If you could give any answer to the "inspiration" question, that isn't the actual story, what would it be?
Jodi: A ferret whispered it.
Courtney: It's an autobiography.
Cynthia: Random neurons firing in my brain.
Brodi: The stork.
And now for some pictures.... because those are always awesome!
The book table when you first walk into the store. So much prettiness.
The table set up, before the event started.
Courtney kicked things off, talking a little about her book then reading from it.
Next up was Jodi, who told us how Incarnate came to be... and said it was her 17th finished manuscript.
Then it was Cynthia's turn, who talked about how the idea for Hallowed just kind of hit her, and her craving for writing came back with it. It took her just six months to write the first draft.
Finally it was Brodi's turn, who read us a quick scene from the book... after some audience debate of Cole vs Jack (I wanted Cole, but Jack won). It was a good scene though...
And here's me with all four of them at the end of the event!
It was a fantastic night, and if you ever have a chance to see even one of these ladies, make sure you go. I hit up The Cheesecake Factory afterwards with them, though I didn't take any pictures there... but there were appetizers, talking, and cheesecake. Who needs pictures?
So there's a little look into the DFW stop for The Dark Days of Winter! If you missed it but are in the area, there is signed at the store.
Make sure you guys also check out Mundie Moms tomorrow for their event recap and interview of the Austin stop, and Once Upon a Twilight on 2/24 for the Houston stop!
I've also got a swag pack for one lucky winner, which includes Incarnate stickers, Angelfire/Wings of the Wicked bookmarks, an Everneath guitar pick necklace, and a Hallowed bookmark!
To enter, just leave a comment on this post with a way to contact you. Contest is US only, and ends February 25.