Just returned from Dan Wells’s signing in Alpharetta, GA. I had a blast at the event–bought several books, including one by Loren Oliver who is also on that book tour. But I had even more fun going out to eat with the authors afterward. I got to chat with Mr. Wells for about 20 minutes while Claudia Gray and Loren Oliver were swamped with their fans. Not that Dan doesn’t have fans of his own, but he is new in the YA genre, having written a horror series prior to the release of his latest novel, Partials.
Funny aside, Dan ordered two orange juices while we sat talking. He had just enough time to finish them before their media handler whisked them away to catch a 7PM flight for CA. Later, when the bill came, Dan hadn’t paid, so I footed the bill. It was well worth getting some professional advice from a guy who is living my dream.
— david j.