The end of last week, I was so excited to be able to make it to a book event (finally!). So when I saw that some amazing Sourcebooks authors were going to be in Minneapolis, there was no way I was going to miss it.
Tonight we got to meet at Once Upon A Crime Bookstore (if you’re ever in Minneapolis, then you NEED to stop by there) which is a small and intimate spot for meeting with three authors. Having been in there a few times before, I was so curious how the layout would work, but there’s so much space once the bookshelves are all moved to the walls (not as fun for browsing of course, but you need the floor space!).
The three books covered last night were:
MISTER TENDER’S GIRL – Carter Wilson (see my 5 star review here)
WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT – Sandra Block
WICKED RIVER – Jenny Milchman
A big thank you to Netgalley and Sourcebooks for providing me with the early copies throughout the year! All of these were greatly enjoyed and I’m sad it took me so long to get to WICKED RIVER and WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT. I finished up WICKED RIVER the night before the event and I’m so happy it worked out that way. Hearing Jenny’s story on how she came up with the idea definitely made it all the more enjoyable! I’m currently working on those reviews right now, so stay tuned.
The only other events I’ve been to were readings and then brief Q&As afterwards. This one was completely different. We got to hear about the authors and their books, then about the publishing process and what that is like – a lot more steps then I would have thought. I also didn’t think that switching publishers was a common thing, but all three of them came to be with Sourcebooks from other publishing houses. I learned a lot about the steps leading up to a finished novel last night. OH! We also got little previews into their next books – and the waiting game begins again.
It’s always a tad embarrassing bringing up posting to Bookstagram, especially when it’s the authors you’re talking to, but it’s a fun moment when your photos are recognized! The nails and the mugs. I’m all for being recognized because of either 🙂
All three of these books were stellar reads and perfect for thriller fans. There’s something for everyone here and they’re all so creepy and unique in their own ways. Do you like Slenderman and are fascinated with that case? Are you wary of canoe trips and having a honeymoon in the “great outdoors”? Looking for something with some sweet revenge in it? I have a book for all of those.
If you’re able to make the other stops on their tour, then I highly recommend doing so!