Monday, April 22, 2013

Sarah Pekkanen and The Best of Us

I met Sarah Pekkanen this weekend! She has a new book out called The Best of Us, and was speaking at a local book shop called Politics and Prose, which is pretty much an institution in DC. Steve and I had been out all afternoon, so we grabbed dinner at a restaurant next to the bookshop, and because of that, were a few minutes late to her talk. Ooooops.
Sarah was so wonderful and so funny. I missed the first ten minutes or so, so I didn't hear as much about the book, but she talked about her other books too, and took lots of questions from the audience. She gave advice to aspiring authors too, which I appreciated, since I have a secret goal of writing a book or two one day.
One day. I have the last line of the book finished...though should probably fill in the rest, eh?
When I went up to have my book signed, Sarah said I looked familiar and had we met...I said that I'd tweeted to her, so maybe that was why, and she laughed like we were old friends! It was so refreshing that we chatted that way. I've met some authors who seemed way too impressed with themselves, which made me a bit sad, but Sarah was so, so great.

I haven't read the book yet, but will post a review when I do! I bought a copy for Heidi, as she is the one who introduced me to Sarah Pekkanen's books. Since Heidi just had a baby a few weeks ago (!!!), she couldn't come with me, but I knew she'd want to read the book as well. Plus, she founded our book club, which is soon-to-be back in business! (any DC girls want to join our book club?! we're super fun, I promise).

I love meeting authors, and I love that many of them make stops in DC while on their book tours. This is just one of the reason why I don't like's really difficult to have someone sign your kindle  ;)

Have you read any of Sarah Pekkanen's books? Which one is your favorite?


beautyqueenuk said...

Lovely photo Lexiloo xx

Meg @ write meg! said...

How fun! I accidentally met Sarah at a Jennifer Weiner signing in Virginia years ago, and I agree: super sweet. :) Glad you had an awesome time, and enjoy The Best of Us! It was a fun read. I believe I have one more on her backlist to read . . . The Opposite of Me, I think!

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Shoshanah said...

I don't think I've read a Sarah Pekkanen before, but from what I've seen I think I'd really enjoy her. And I'm always a little jealous when I see other people at book signing. Baton Rouge unfortunately, is not a huge book signing place. Or if it is, I just am looking at the wrong places. Ha!