Kristin Hannah Book Signing

Saturday, February 18, 2012

This past Thursday my sister and I went down to the Vero Beach Book Center for a book signing event with Kristin Hannah. I've read nine of her books including her latest, Home Front, which I just reviewed earlier this week. She talked about how she became a writer and how she originally wrote historical romances before switching to contemporary stories. She also identified her four favorite books she's written! (Magic Hour, Firefly Lane, Home Front, and Winter Garden). She wouldn't say, though, which were her least favorite. ;) She talked about writing her books long-hand while sitting on the beach in Hawaii (where she lives for six months out of the year). She also talked about how her son thinks all the books are written about him which was funny, especially the story she told along with it. It was a fun event and we were both glad we went. I purchased the reprint of Magic Hour for her to sign since that remains my very favorite of the all her books that I've read. I recently introduced my sister to Hannah's books, so she purchased Firefly Lane (my second favorite!) for her to sign and which she has yet to read (and will love!) My sister started with Magic Hour at my recommendation and loved it too. I love when that happens!

As always, the Vero Beach Book Center was wonderful. I love their set up, and they always have great author events! It's definitely a great independent book store, if you ever happen to be in the southern central Florida area!

(However, one thing I wish would have been done better... they said that we should go up one row at a time, in order, to have our books signed. As soon as it was over, the majority of the people rushed to the front into a blob of a line while a few of us rule-followers waited in our seats as we were told!)

Picture is me, Kristin Hannah (duh), and my sister, Jackie.

9 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Fab picture and report. I've never been to nor heard of the Vero Beach Book Center. So it's a bookstore that does lots of signings?

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Sounds like a great event. I enjoyed Firefly Lane. Nice pic!

nomadreader said...

This event sounds so good. I love that she shared which of her novels were her favorites too! I've only read one so far (Winter Garden), but I'll have to put Magic Hour and Firefly Lane on my list. Thanks for sharing your experience with us!

bermudaonion said...

I bet that was a fabulous event! I haven't read Hannah's work, but my sister loves it. Elin Hilderbrand writes her books longhand while she's on the beach, too - I wonder if there's something to that.

Booksnyc said...

I have read Firefly Lane and really enjoyed it. I recently lent my Mom Winter Garden and she loved it so I want to order some more of her books for my Mom. Sounds like a fun event!

PS - I hate when people don't follow directions!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I loved every Hannah book I've read, but Firefly Lane was one of my faves, too.

What a wonderful event!

Meg @ A Bookish Affair said...

Oh, that's so awesome. I really want to read more Kristin Hannah books. I'm definitely looking forward to reading Home Front.

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Well, now I definitely have to read her. Great picture!!

Melanie said...

Such a cute picture! Looks like you had a great time.

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