Heir of Fire Book Tour

Sarah J Maas, me, Alexandra Bracken, & Daw Metcalf

Saturday night, I was fortunate enough to attend Sarah J Maas's Heir of Fire tour. My sister and I drove approximately two hours to get there, we left early in case there was traffic and scored front row seats! This was my first book signing event and I LOVED every minute of it. The librarian introduced each author with a quick bio with some fun facts, and then he asked some awesome questions that really made the authors think.


Sarah was the "headliner" of the event, but after hearing Alexandra and Dawn's answers, I quickly became a fan of them as well. And of course I had to have their books and meet them too.


Here are some fun facts I learned at the event about Sarah and her Throne of Glass series:
  • Sarah considers herself a "method writer" and she often acts out scenes while writing
  • Throne of Glass was inspired by Cinderella 
  • If she were to cast any actors (from any time) in a movie adaptation of Throne of Glass, she would choose Sam Worthington (from Avatar) as Chaol, Vivien Leigh for Celaena, and Sam Heughan (from Outlander) for Rowan
  • Sarah has a new series coming out (hopefully May 2015) called A Court of Throne and Roses which is inspired by Beauty and the Beast 
  • When asked about world building, Sarah coined the term "worlding"
All three authors agreed that if they were casting a movie adaptation of their books, it was most important for actors to have the right essence for their characters.


Here is a clip of one of my favorite questions from the event:

What would happen if your characters were transported to our world?



After the Q&A session, the authors signed books.
This was truly my favorite part because all three took the time to chat with every person in line while signing their books. Sarah even had her own copy of Throne of Glass that she asked us to sign.


All in all it was a great time and I am looking forward to reading all the books I got at the event. More importantly, I hope I get to see these ladies again in the future because they were all so cool and so down to earth.




Giveaway

The Prize: One SIGNED copy of Heir of Fire
Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)

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12 comments:

  1. HA. I don't have a favorite character because, you know why. I still think I'll LOVE the series, because ASSASSINS AND KICKASS CHARACTERS. and I'm just excited to read it!

    Thanks for the giveaway Emily! I told you I would enter hahahaah!

    Also, idk if it's just me, but I can't see most of the photos! I'll check back later :P

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      hmm I'll see if I can fix that... thanks!

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  2. I love Chaol so much, and I cannot get enough of Celaena!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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  3. Celaena! And Dorian and Nehemia and Elena and ugh all of them are rad.

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  4. Celaena! I don't even have to think about it...

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  5. Thanks for the giveaway!! My favorite character would have to be Celaena (so cliche I know... :D)

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by

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  6. It seems like you had a fantastic time at the event! I wish I lived near to one of the events she did here in the UK, I would have loved to have gone.

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    1. it was really fun! hopefully you can go to one sometime

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