Stephanie Meyer,author of the Twilight Series, came to Salt Lake on a book tour for her new book The Host. Heidi Graham, Heather and I were able to go. It was a really nice trip. We drove up on Friday evening. We stopped at Chili's in Layton to eat and ran in to my aunt Teresa, cousin Tana and her kids. What a small world. Then it was on to Orem to stay with one of my best friend's growing up, Kirstin Bybee's house. Poor Heidi had to listen to Heather, Kirstin & I reminisce until she finally went to bed around 10 or 11. We sat up until 2:30 in the morning talking and laughing (mostly laughing). Whew! morning came fast yet I still slept very well. We got to the venue at about 10:00 for the doors to open at 10:30 and found an already huge line waiting. Everyone was dressed in their Twilight and The Host shirts. Everyone was so excited to be there and was so nice. We asked some complete strangers to take our pictures and they were more than happy to help us out. Here is a picture of us waiting in the hall:
The doors opened and we finally got in to the auditorium. We were group 11 and were hoping that our group would make it to the first signing. Our hopes were not enough as they only got through group 10 and took a break. Oh well, it made our wait after the signing close to nil. There was a box up on the stage during this time to put in questions for Stephanie to answer. Here are some pictures that I took while we were waiting. The first one is her walking out on the stage as the crowd went wild, the other two are of her signing the books of groups 1-10.
Stephanie took a 1/2 hour break and then came out to do a quick Q&A. She answered about 5-10 questions and guess what? She picked one of my questions out of the huge box... I asked what her kids favorite characters of her books were. Too bad that once I realized that she had picked my question my mind went to mush and I didn't even hear the answers. Here are some pictures of the Q&A.
After the Q&A we has about a 15 minute wait to get our books signed. We each got our copy of The Host signed and we were also able to get 2 of the Twilight series books signed too. Stephenie was really real and just nice, she apologized for talking so fast. I really felt like when she was talking that she would have fit in really well laughing on the couch at Kirstin's house the night before. So with our books signed, we were off.... after a quick lunch, we headed straight for Tai Pan and then to IKEA for some shopping. It was so fun. Thanks Heather for driving. Thanks Heidi for coming with us. It was a blast!