night with Maggie Stiefvater
Photographs and report by Patrick
WE have been honoured,
together with Formby Books, to have the privilege of hosting a visit
to Liverpool by the award winning author, Maggie Stiefvater. She has
been in the UK to promote her new book:- ‘The Scorpio Rises’,
ahead of her film release, ‘Shiver’, later in 2012.
The event, which was held at Liverpool's new and highly fashionable
Gourmet Coffee, was very exclusive, with only a few tickets being
released for sale. Maggie delivered what was a highly entertaining
presentation and then was grilled vigorously by eager fans. The ages
of those attending varied from 8 to 80 years. A twitter user who
attended later commented on her tweet:- "Maggie is genuinely
one of the nicest and funniest people EVER! So happy to have met her
tonight! THANK YOU MAGGIE!" and we could not agree more. All
were sad to see her finish the night and wanted more, but sadly time
was against them; Maggie had to move on! Her views on writing and
also her insights into her books were very enlightening. As one of
the many who attended commented after the event to us:- "She
is extremely inspiring to those of us who want to get into writing."
At the event Maggie delivered a two part presentation, some of it
you will see soon on our site! The first part was telling the
audience, or not telling them how to write a Maggie Stiefvater
novel; sadly, as she points out, you can’t as you are not Maggie....
The second half was taken up by a question and answer session. The
night was rounded up with all attending getting a chance to get
photos with her and to ask some further more one to one questions.
We were taken aback by just how far some fans had travelled; for
example some had travelled from Birmingham and York, just for the
signing. Two attending were also fellow authors, one of them, Terie
Garrison, was a long time friend of Maggie. Keep your eye out... as
you never know who is attending these events! In all, this was a
very good start to what we hope will be quite a few signings at this
venue, as we have others planned for 2012 at their location. Keep
your eyes on our shop and at Formby Books, for more on information
soon and for tickets... If you did not attended, we will have a few
signed copies for sale soon on Mersey Reporter, but be warned, they
will sell very quickly and once gone, they are gone! If you
attended, please let us know what your thought of the event by
emailing our newsroom. To find out more about her
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