Event Recap: Claudia Gray and Madeleine Roux in Manila!


October 18, 2014 was an epic day filled with excitement as New York Times Bestselling authors Claudia Gray and Madeleine Roux had a book signing event in Manila brought to Filipino bookworms by the spectacular National Book Store! I am fortunate enough to attend a Q & A with both authors together with my fellow PH Book Bloggers. As usual, seeing my blogger friends is a delight!

Without further ado, here’s an overview of the Q & A and the public book signing that came after:

Book display

Display of Claudia Gray and Madeleine Roux’s books

Claudia and Madeleine

Q & A with Claudia and Madeleine

Claudia and Madeleine were both fun and fab at the Q & A! Their answers to our questions were so informative, clever, and profound. You may listen to the audio recording of the Q & A here. Following the Q & A was the book signing where selfies and wonderful blogger-author interaction took place amidst laughter and cheers. 🙂

Group picture

PH Book Bloggers with Claudia Gray and Madeleine Roux

Blogger selfies

Selfies with blogger friends!

At 2 o’clock in the afternoon, my blogger friends and I proceeded to National Book Store Glorietta 1 for the public signing. Lots of bookworms came to support Claudia and Madeleine. It was so good to see them all. Their lively energy pulsates throughout the room!

Public signing

Public signing at National Book Store Glorietta 1

During the public signing, something awesome happened: my blogger friends I met Sarah of HarperCollins! We were so happy to meet her in person since we only communicate with her through email. Also, even if she was jet-lagged, she took the time to chat with us about books and Filipino food.

With Sarah

PH Book Bloggers with the super friendly and lovely Sarah of HarperCollins!

I really had a great time at yesterday’s signing. Thank you very much to National Book Store for a fantastic bookish event and for all the opportunities you give me and my fellow bloggers. Not only do we experience great enjoyment but also have grown to love book blogging more. A huge thank you as well to HarperCollins for the many wonderful books you publish for the world to read! Blogging about them is an absolute pleasure. And finally, to Claudia Gray and Madeleine Roux for visiting the Philippines. We hope to see you again one day! 🙂

Signed books

My signed copies of ASYLUM and A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU!


Signed swag!

Did you attend the #GrayandRouxinPH signing event in Manila or Cebu? Share your experience in the comment section below! 🙂


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