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
(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!)