In a way, I'm kind of the worst person to ask for recaps. When I'm at a signing, I don't really like filming or taking notes because I'd rather just enjoy the Q&A/chat for what it is and not have to worry about writing up a post. So yes, this is all from memory - hope it's enough.
|Me with Sasha and|
I didn't realize it, but I was situated beside Sarena and Sasha Nanua, authors of The Pendant Trilogy and bloggers! [Okay, that's a lie. I knew it was them. I just didn't want to say hi because I was afraid.]
One of them, [I'm sorry! I can't tell which] tapped me and asked if I was Nova. I was recognized in a public place - guys, I made it. That started the book chats to end all book chats. If you meet me in real life, I'm the most awkward person when I don't know you. One time, I tweeted the girl standing in front of me instead of talking to her because I wasn't sure if it was her. I need help. However, once I've confirmed you are who I think you are, I'm instantly comfortable. If we ever meet in real life, PLEASE MAKE THE FIRST MOVE. I'm physically incapable. [One reason I shouldn't go to BEA.]
The signing started off with Jenny reading the letter to Peter at the beginning of the book. It was fabulous and I was fangirling so hard on the inside. It's one thing to read it yourself but when she was reading it, I was hearing Lara Jean. [Also I looked around and people were red faced and squealing into their hands. It was so cool to see the "flails" in real life.]
After that, things quickly went to Q&A. Questions included what advice can you give young writers? [which I'm sure is a typical question] and which is your favorite book that you've written? The answers to these were too long to write down but condensed, the first one is to remember your teens years and make experiences. The second was how she explained that the first and the most recent are always really important [and if she thinks that way, it's basically every book since every book is a "most recent" at one point in
There were also some ship related questions but I was clueless since I haven't read PSISLY. I planned on reading it before the signing but alas, life happened. The good part: this signing only made me more excited to read it!
I asked the question of would you consider writing something outside of contemporary? and [squeal] the answer was yes! I don't know about you guys, but I want to read a Jenny Han sci fi or a high fantasy. That would be cool!
The signing itself took like five minutes [more like fifteen] because I was near the front. However, when I got my picture taken, it was realllllly bad [flash mishaps... as in, it wasn't on] so I waited until the signing was over to take another one. Jenny was so cool about it and she's honestly so pretty. I'm so jealous!
|I still look a little loopy but you know|
what? IT'S JENNY HAN.
Funny story is that Patty asked my name and I told her Amelia. A milisecond later, I realized that I'm supposed to say Nova. So I was like "Amelia... nope, Nova" and I think I might've weirded Patty out a little. It was funny on both our ends after I explained it.
SEE THIS IS WHY I CAN'T
|excuse the "Amelia"|