Last Sunday was one of the most exciting days ever! Things like YA authors coming to visit here in the Philippines are deemed a big deal since we're practically living on the other side of the globe. Thank you so much to National Book Store for bringing Lauren Oliver here and for giving some Filipino fans an opportunity to have a lunch with her!
NBS held a contest on their Facebook page and I was one of the 10 lucky winners to have a private lunch with Lauren. We were to bring another person so I brought Mary Ann with me. We ate at Recipes by Cafe Metro in Greenbelt 3 and there, we were served delicious Filipino cuisine and I'm glad Lauren loved it. But when I asked her if she has ever tasted our most famous exotic food, Balut (Google it!), she said she will never try it! LOL
We had one of our books signed even before the event. Lauren moved to different seats and when she came to seat across from us, we grabbed the chance and conduct an interview with her (will be posted on Friday). Even better, we had Lauren do the 'wacky' pose. (we had several but I'm disturbed by the guy at the back who was in every picture) She's such an adorable and lovely person.
(me, Lauren, Mary Ann)
(Lauren with the fans)
Two hours after was the book signing event at Powerbooks in Greenbelt 4. Here are some pictures during the event.
Lauren shares that she's currently working on a book entitled Panic. She can't spill any details about it but I'm already excited for the book! Requiem - the third book in the Delirium series has two POV (hint: the other one isn't Alex's). ;) We got to know more about her and her writing, which I think will definitely help all the aspiring writers out there - including me.
(Mary Ann, Kai, me, Precious, Jayjay, and Norman)
We also met some of the awesome Filipino book bloggers like Kai, Precious, Jayjay, Maricar and Louisse!
It has been such an awesome experience that I still can't get over with. I want to thank Lauren Oliver and again, NBS for making this event possible.