Last year I got to see my most favorite author, but last week, we got to go see my 13 year old daughter's favorite! Rick Riordan of Percy Jackson fame came to our neck of the woods and we were there! I stood in line to get tickets for nearly two hours several weeks before, and the day of the event I stood in line for an hour outside, and then waited for another hour in our actual seats. All this for a one hour presentation! (Usually at these events we get to meet the author afterwards and get books signed, but this guy is too big. He presigned books which we could buy, but no meet and greet afterwards.)
Anyway, the things we do for authors, huh? Officially crazy I'm thinking.
So I filmed some stuff so you could see a little of what it was like. The kids screamed like he was a rock star. It was fun to be part of. The excitement was pretty intense. And the library staff was so great too, and a little crazy as you can see.
Take a look:
And then he read from The Mark of Athena, due out in October. The kids LOVED it. Here it is, the first chapter:
Fun times. Another great author encounter to stick on our list!