Sunday, March 6, 2011

Event: Rachel Hawkins and Sarwat Chadda

Friday night Blue Willow Bookstore in Houston hosted Team Hawkadda also known as Rachel Hawkins and Sarwat Chadda.  If you get a chance to ever see them make sure you go they are very entertaining.  I first picked up Sarwat's first novel Devil's Kiss December of 2009 and I loved all the dark and action elements.  With Hex Hall I just read it recently and I'm really glad I did read it because Rachel didn't hold back with the spoilers, but in her defense it did come out a year ago.  Sarwat is promoting Dark Goddess the sequel to Devil's kiss and Rachel is promoting Demonglass the second novel in the Hex Hall series.

Both fans are big fans of Anne Rice and shared funny stories about starting in writing.  I also asked what would happen if their characters met.  Rachel suggested that Billie and Archer go on a date and maybe a slumber party between Billie and Sophie.  Both agreed there would be a lot of fighting and dying since this shows up in both of their books.  I suggested maybe a short story where Billie and Sophie meet.

Team Hawkadda drew a good crowd where I got to hang out with Katie admin of Mundie Moms.  Author of Dreaming Anastasia Joy Preble was also in the audience so it was great to see her again.  I also got to hang out with my book blogger buddies Cynthia from A Blog About Nothing, Lena from Addicted to Novels, and Christin from Between the Covers.  I also met Cassandra from Indie Reader Houston.  The staff at Blue Willow was amazing as always and it's always great catching up with bosslady Val and YA specialist Cathy.  If Sarwat and Rachel are not coming to your area give Blue Willow a call they might have a few signed copies on hand.

Me, Cynthia, Lena, Christin

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  1. It was so much fun hanging out with you!! I can't wait to see you again next month :)

  2. I love Cynthia's shirt! Cynthia, if you see, this, where did you get it or did you win it?!

    I'm glad you had fun, so did I at the one in Chicago!

  3. I was just going to say the same thing as Jacinda! Love that shirt!

  4. I have their event Wednesday! So excited! I need to get Demonglass and Sarwat's books! I have an ARC of book 2 but I dont want to keep it!