Author Signing - Laini Taylor at Book Soup

Last week frootjoos, friend Kate and I attended the Laini Taylor signing at Book Soup in Hollywood. Frootjoos and I are big fans of Laini's last book, Lips Touch Three Times and were excited to see that she was coming to town to promote her new book Daughter of Smoke and Bone.

There was a good crowd at the store. I'd say 30 - 40 people, though I am terrible at people counting so let me know if I am way off, frootjoos.  Laini is sweet and funny and totally passionate about her work. She also has awesome pink hair.  She talked about being a perfectionist and how it is hard for her to write the first draft of a book. She spoke a little bit about how Daughter of Smoke and Bone came to be. She was working on a sci fi book when the idea for Daughter of Smoke and Bone came to her. And even though she wanted to stop and start the new book, she made the decision to finish the sci fi book even though she didn't think it was very good and would probably never see the light of day.

Then Laini read an excerpt from the book which involved essential and non-essential parts. If you've read the book, you know what I'm talking about. If you haven't, well, you'll find out. :) We topped off the night with chili dogs and fries across the street. Yum! I am so glad we were able to make this event. Below are a few more pics we took throughout the night. Enjoy!

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