Richelle Mead (blue_succubus) wrote,
Richelle Mead

That one time I was in New York. Also: reflections on Minnesota.

I'm kind of blue as I write this, still bummed about the cancelled Mall of American signing today. I've never had anything like that happen, the closest being when a delayed flight made me late to a signing earlier this year. Believe me when I tell you that we tried to get me to Minnesota today.

I found out at 6am that my flight was cancelled due to the snow in Minneapolis. I was rescheduled for a later flight, in the hopes we would simply have a late start for the signing. No such luck. A few hours later, we found out that flight had been cancelled too, and there were no other options to get me there in a timely manner. That being said, I am relieved that a lot of readers didn't have to get out and fight the blizzard conditions. For those who were already out, I send many apologies and much gratitude for your efforts! The weather just wouldn't play ball with us today.

We do have plans to get me back to Minnesota. With the holidays, December is impossible at this point, but hopefully we can reschedule for next year--most likely when we're free of snow. We'll see, and I'll let you guys know whenever something gets figured out. I'm really, really sorry it didn't work out this time.

With no planes going to Minneapolis, I flew on to Detroit, so I'm here and ready for tomorrow's 2pm signing at the Novi Borders. That signing is definitely on, but travel safe since it's still winter in Michigan!

Despite no signing today (sob!), I still have pictures to post. I was finally able to download the pictures my husband took from the release day signing in New York City earlier this week. Let's relive it, shall we?

So, a few people came by, many of whom used the before-time to catch up on Last Sacrifice.

I was set up at a podium, wielding LS triumphantly!

Here's a broader view of the set-up. See if you can find all the cameras trained on me in the audience.

This close-up will show a few more of them. For friends who wonder why I'm such a control freak with pictures, this is why. I can't really explain what it's like to have so many people photographing or recording me. It's surreal. It's something you start to get used to and yet never get used to.

New York had its share of T-shirts...

And although the signing line looks crazy here, it was actually really well-run by the bookstore. I'm very grateful to the staff for managing it all!

All in all, a really great way to kick off the release of the new book! Thank you so much to everyone who came out and to those who watched the webcast of the event.

As an aside, posting these pictures shows me just how much my husband's camera pwns the little one I take with me on tour. Ah, well. I only have so much room in my luggage when I do these things!

As another aside, I wanted to post a pic of the dress I wore to the NYC signing. This was done with a camera phone, so it doesn't do the dress justice. But, what's cool is that this dress was a birthday present from my awesome husband. It was made by Monica Gutweis, a Seattle fashion designer, just for me. I love it and want to wear it around the house.

Anyway, time for me to get some room service and catch up on missed TV. Sorry again, Minnesota! And Detroit, I'll see you tomorrow.
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