Richelle Mead

Posted in Authors, General Travel Information, Movies/Television, Seattle, Uncategorized, What's Up With Maria, on 20 September 2012, by , 6 Comments

Like with any other big city, there is so much to do and see in Seattle, Washington, also known as the Emerald City.  My sister and I have wanted to visit the Pacific Northwest for quite some time, Seattle especially, and were finally able to do so! Why Seattle? It’s the home of many great musical acts (Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Alice in Chains) and writers (Richelle Mead and Yasmine Galenorn).

Most of Day 1 was spent in the area known as Seattle Center, which is home to the Space Needle, the Pacific Science Center, the Experience Music Project and many other attractions. With only so much time in the day, we focused on the these three:

Space Needle

The Space Needle was constructed to be the main attraction at the 1962 World’s Fair. (Americans who attended witnessed the debut of white chocolate, touch-tone phones and microwave ovens. It’s also where Belgian Waffles were first introduced to the American public.) Today, the Space Needle receives more than 500 visitors a day. It’s only a short 45 second elevator ride up the 520 feet to visit the observation deck for some spectacular views of the city. A definite must do! Avoid going mid-day if you can, the Space Needle is busiest between 11am and 5pm.

The Seattle Space Needle

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Posted in Anaheim, Authors, Comic Con, New Orleans, San Diego, Theme Vacations, Uncategorized, on 20 June 2012, by , 6 Comments

With hockey season over, this summer is starting off the right way, with lots of books. Yes, I’m an avid reader and this summer, not only do I have more time to read, but I get to hang out with a lot of great authors, too! Let the Summer of Authors begin.

I kicked off my Summer of Authors Monday night with Richelle Mead at her book signing for The Golden Lily here in Santa Monica, and so thankful, too, as it almost didn’t happen. While in the middle of a seven city tour, she caught a bug and her son broke his arm. Ah, the life of a working (author) mother! But I digress…

A brief recap:  Richelle opened her session by greeting her fans then reading a scene from her new book The Golden Lily, where characters Sydney and Adrian are preparing to take a self-defense class in Palm Springs. The fans were captivated, myself included. She then took the time to answer fan questions before signing books and posing for pictures. I love how personable and approachable she is!

And to know her work a bit better, Richelle Mead is known for the Georgina Kincaid Series, Dark Swan Series, Vampire Academy Series, and Bloodlines Series. For more information about her, check out her website at www.richellemead.com.

The rest of June seems to be a quite month, only one more signing to see Leigh Bardugo in Redondo Beach. July will be filled with Comic-Con in San Diego and the National Romance Writers of America Conference in Anaheim. August will be fun as well as I’m attending Authors After Dark in New Orleans.

Look for additional updates throughout the summer!

Who are your favorite authors? And, what questions would you like to ask them?

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