Starling Launch!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Last night was the Book Launch for the adorable and hilarious Lesley Livingston, who was celebrating the first book in a brand new series; Starling!

It was an amazing night filled with amazing people and hilarity at every turn. I got there a little after 7pm and my god! there were tones of people there already! I was so happy that all of these people were there to celebrate a book that I absolutely loved reading!

The night started off with the Children's Editor at HarperCollins Canada, Hadley Dyer, introducing Lesley and praising her skills as a YA author (which I totally agree with!). Then to everyone's delight Hadley gave the floor to the amazing David Hayter! 
It became apparent VERY quickly that Lesley and David are very good friends and his introduction was filled with heartfelt remarks and hilarity from their years together. It was an amazing introduction and Lesley is very lucky to have a friend like David.
After David's introduction, Lesley finally took to the stage and delighted the crown with her amazing sense of humor and her ability to make everyone in the room feel like the most special person there.
Not only did Lesley do a speech and thank all the people that made Starling possible, but she did not one, but TWO passage readings! I have to say that I would read Starling again if only Lesley's voice was in my head. Her ability to make her characters come to life with only her voice was amazing to hear and I loved every second of it!

Now it was signing time! The line was steady for over an hour, and I kept thinking of pour Lesley and her poor hand that much be cramping, but she toughed it out and was amazing with every person that came up to get their book signed.

Our lovely group of Blogesses waited in line, and I had a great time with these lovely ladies last night, talking books, books and more books!
AND THEN we ran into the lovely Adrienne Kress who was there tweeting the whole night!

Finally here is the moment when we finally made it to the front of the line and got to meet and talk with Lesley!

I had an amazing time at the event and I want to thank Michele(@justalillost), Gwenyth(@gwenythlove), Andrea(@Book_lover1988), and Alina(@AjKitKat) for great conversations and company during that long line!

I would also like to thank Lesley and the HarperCollins Canada crew (including Vikki Vansickle and Hadley Dyer) for the lovely event. It was a g

Go and pick up your copy of Starling today! Its an amazing book, and if you don't believe me check out my review here, that might change your mind ;)

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  1. Great recap!! I was just working on mine! I seemed to have missed quite a bit before getting there :) Wish I got to hear Lesley read from Starling!

    So much fun hanging out yesterday!

  2. Thanks Michele!
    I can't wait to read your recap! Hearing Lesley read was probably my favorite part, she had different voices for each character, so hilarity ensued lol

    I had a really great time hanging out with everyone yesterday! we should do it again sometime :)