WNY expat weirded out by the PNW, Piano Technician & Owner of Andante Piano Works, Book Nerd & occasional contributor to the Clear Eyes, Full Shelves book blog, tortured Buffalo Bills fan & Portland Trail Blazers enthusiast.
As the only representative of both the Clear Eyes, Full Shelves book blog and the Portland Book Club of Awesome able to attend the event, I arrived armed with a tote bag full of books, all of which had fancy post-its (so fancy that the featured authors oohed and ahed over them) from Sarah attached that kept all of the required personalizations organized.
Normally, I would never drive such a distance by myself, but the tour bypassed Portland, and I just HAD to take advantage of the opportunity to fangirl in person over meet my favorite author, and fellow former Buffalonian, Sarah Ockler. Luckily, I had an engaging audiobook for the drive, and minimal-as-one-could-hope-for-in-Seattle traffic.
The event was fun and engaging, and all of the authors were just lovely, as well as extremely gracious about the fact that I needed 13 books signed (I did buy five of those books at the event, which is of course the proper way to support the authors as well as the hosting bookstore.)
I was extremely tired while tuning pianos at work the next day, but being able to see the FNL reference hand-written by Sarah Ockler in my copy of her latest novel, The Book of Broken Hearts, made it all worth it.