National Bookstore hosted a book signing event here in Manila, Philippines last September 13, 2015 in Megamall. Christine Brae (Filipina author of The Light In The Wound, His Wounded Light, etc.), Tarryn Fisher (New York Times bestselling author author of The Opportunist, Dirty Red, Thief, Never Never, etc.), and Colleen Hoover (New York Times bestselling author of Confess, Ugly Love, Maybe Someday, Slammed, Never Never, etc.) visited the Philippines. It is the chance for Filipino bookworms to meet these three lovely authors and get their books signed. I heard a lot of book lovers come to events like this not only to see their favorite author but to meet a lot of bookish friends.
Since I have started bookstagram, I saw a lot of people go to book signings. I kept seeing pictures of them with their favorite authors. It’s on my bucket list to meet my favorite authors and one of them is Colleen Hoover. I have read most of her books last summer. She introduced me to the New Adult genre and to my surprise, I love them all. Her writing style is poetic and her plots are unique. I’m completely amazed with the plot twists and the character development. Maybe Someday and Slammed Series are my favorite book written by Colleen Hoover.
I attended my first ever book signing event last September 13,2015 at Megamall. My friend and I were planning to attend CoHo’s signing during the MIBF but it is only 200 slots so we planned to just go on the 13th because it is not limited. I was supposed to go to Kiera Cass’ book signing event at Shangri La on September 19, 2015 but NBS released this event last month. Fortunately my high school friend asked to if I want to go to CoHo’s signing and of course I said yes. I’ve been wanting to have a companion during the event. We got there around 7 am and the people are already lining up. We were really surprised to see how fast the people come. I saw a lot of my bookstagram friends and followers but I am too shy to approach them. I have two other bookstagram friends. We texted each other and we met while waiting for the mall to open. They’re so friendly. We fangirled about CoHo’s books and of course we talked about books.
We waited for 11 hours but it was all worth it. We were crying when the three of them went on stage and the host interviewed them. They answered some of the questions regarding their upcoming books. When CoHo was holding the ARC (Advance Reader’s Copy) of November 9 every one was shouting and fangirling. She gave it to a lucky girl. Even though I didn’t get to have a copy of November 9, I’m still happy and lucky to meet my favorite author. I am so speechless when our numbers were called. Tarryn is so gorgeous, tall and I love her fashion style. She doesn’t look like a mom. I don’t have her book because Never Never is out of stock so I just let her sign a piece of paper. Colleen asked how I was and I just said I’m fine. I don’t know what to say. I have a lot of questions about November 9 and Never Never but I was completely stunned. It was overwhelming. I asked her to sign my artwork but the nbs staffs said the books are only allowed for the signing. So we just took pictures together and then I gave her my fan art. She was so happy. She told me it was so cute! I want to cry at that time. I didn’t noticed that while we were taking pictures, she signed my fan art. It was the best experience ever. I’m hoping to attend more book signing events in the future to and meet more bookworm friends.
Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher.
Colleen Hoover Fan Art