Rosie Goes to Teen Night
Interviews / August 7, 2013

I had the pleasure of attending a signing at the Chapters Book Store in Richmond, BC, on July 17th. Touted as a Teen Author Night, my expectations for this event were high. With four amazing authors consisting of Amanda Sun, Elsie Chapman, T. Rae Mitchell and Jeyn Roberts, I was very excited to get the three hour event started. As it happens though, my idea of an event and Chapters’ idea of an event apparently differ. I showed up expecting to hear the authors talk about their books, give future spoilers and maybe even have a reading or two from their books. What Chapters gave fans who showed up to meet these wonderful authors was an awkwardly laid out set up at the entrance of the store with three tables and four authors who had to just stand around for three hours in the hopes that people would wander over and request a book be signed. The saving grace to Teen Author Night? The authors! All the ladies very graciously talked shop for however long you wanted to hang out and drool over their books. They shared stories and some of them even gave up little tidbits about their work…