Well, not really. Not intentionally, it just looked like a photobomb. Sorta. So it doesn’t count. But whatever. I’ll get to that.
Kelley Armstrong is one of my favourite authors. I have reviewed some of her books on this blog here, here, and here. I love her style of writing, I love her characters. I have read almost all of her novels and novellas both for adults and young adults, and enjoyed each one. The fact that she is from the London, Ontario area is very cool to me as well.
Naturally, when I heard from my bestest Jolene that Kelley Armstrong was going to be doing a book signing and a pre-release event for her latest book Sea of Shadows where you could meet her and have her sign the book for you 3 days before it comes out, I was in. Especially when I found out that it was as close as Brampton, ON. Okay, at first I thought it was in Burlington, not Brampton. But that’s a long, not very interesting story that doesn’t really bring anything to this story, so I won’t expand on that.
So I got an e-mail from Jolene a few weeks ago, telling me that Kelley Armstrong was going to be in Brampton, because she knows that I like her books a lot. I immediately asked her if she was free and wanted to meet me there. A true testament to what an amazing friend she is: she didn’t hesitate to agree to drive over an hour to meet me and stand in line with me to wait for an author she has never read, and probably never will read, as it is a genre that she has no interest in. I also called my good buddy Karen, who I have to credit with introducing me to Kelley’s books in the first place. She was in too. I don’t know if I mentioned this before, but I have awesome friends. 🙂
We had an awesome day, got to meet Kelley Armstrong (who is charming as all heck), and got to spend time with two of my dearest friends. We had a lovely lunch, and we had a great time with lots of laughs.
If you’re into the supernatural at all, both adult fiction and YA, be sure to check out Kelley Armstrong’s books. She has created an awesome world and characters you fall in love with. Start with the 13 books in the Otherworld series. Bitten is the first one. That’s a good place to start.