Best Saturday Ever: Kiera Cass in Manila

Last August 3, 2013, I attended my very first author event as a blogger, the Bloggers’ Forum with New York Times Bestselling Author Kiera Cass. The forum was held a few hours before Kiera’s book signing in the afternoon. My stomach fluttered in excitement and nervousness on my way to the venue. Aside from meeting Kiera Cass, it was also my first time to meet my fellow book bloggers. I’ve only communicated with them via Twitter so it was so awesome to have interacted with them in person. It felt so good to know that there are people who share the same passion for reading as I do.

Kiera lit up the room with her friendly smile and cheerful disposition. My heart did the shimmy, pirouette and the splits (Sounds familiar? Hint: It’s the BEST SONG I’ve EVER added to my writing playlist.) as Kiera walked down the aisle toward the platform! The Selection trilogy is one of my favorite series and meeting its author is an unbelievable moment. We bloggers were given the opportunity to ask questions which Kiera gladly answered.

After the forum, we went to National Bookstore Glorietta 1 for the book signing at 4:00 p.m. The place was packed with fans who patiently waited in line to have their books signed by Kiera. We also met  bloggers, Algel and Kayla, as we waited for the signing to start.

The screams of 600+ fans signaled that Kiera has finally arrived. I was so surprised that there were also fanboys of The Selection trilogy who shared  thoughts about the books while in line. Despite the long hours of waiting, everyone still wore huge smiles on their faces. EVERYTHING WAS WORTH THE WAIT.

Book events such as this truly bring bookworms together. Hooray for new friends!  I look forward to seeing fellow book bloggers again soon! Thank you to JB and Chad of National Bookstore for the invite. 🙂

Pictures from the forum and the signing: 

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(Photo from Sab The Book Eater)

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(Photo from The Soul Sisters)

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L-R: Chyna of Lite-Rate-Ture!, Dianne of Oops! I Read A Book Again, Sab of Sab The Book Eater, me, Leslie of Bibliophilekid, Dani of Book Whales, and Kai of Amaterasu Reads

(Photo from Kate Garidan M)

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L-R: Me, Dianne, Maricar of Blackplume, Kai, Lyra of Defiantly Deviant, and Leslie

(Photo from Sab The Book Eater)

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Kiera and her husband, Callaway

Cute as a button, both of you! (Sounds familiar again?)

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Kiera signing my book!

(Photo from Kate Garidan M)

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It was great meeting you, Kiera!

(Photo from Kate Garidan M)

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The bloggers and some members of The Selection PH with Kiera Cass

(Photo from Kate Garidan M)

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Waiting for the signing to start at National Bookstore Glorietta 1

(Photo from The Soul Sisters)

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With Sab

(Photo from Sab The Book Eater)

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With Louisse of The Soul Sisters

(Photo from Sab The Book Eater)

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With Kate of The Bookaholic Blurbs

(Photo from Sab The Book Eater)

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With Dianne

(Photo from Sab The Book Eater)

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With Algel of Books and Cozy Afternoons and Kayla of The Bookish Owl

(Photo from Sab The Book Eater)

My signed copies of The Selection and The Elite:

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3 thoughts on “Best Saturday Ever: Kiera Cass in Manila

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