"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'" ~ C. S. Lewis

Monday, October 11, 2010


Last Tuesday (yes, it took me a week, but HERE WE ARE!) Brandon Mull! Fantastic author and amazingly sweet guy came to our store to sign books and chat with people! Oh my werd, but he was so much fun!
Yes, that's right, I got a picture with him!

And so did Naomi and her friends!

The opportunity to have him kind of fell into our laps and we were so excited! A dad from a local school was working to get Brandon to come and speak at some of the schools. So he called the store and asked if we would want to have Brandon come in and do a signing.

We were not about to say no to an offer like that. We're kind of a small store, so we rarely have the opportunity to have a big name author come in.

If you don't know (and SHAME ON YOU) Brandon Mull is the author of the fabulous Fablehaven series and the standalone book The Candy Shop Wars and he's got a NEW series coming out, starting in March, called The Beyonders.
Here he is with his books and creatures!
You should totes go check out his website to find out more!


We had so much fun with Brandon in the store. And since I work there I got to hang around and stalk hang out with him and my fellow co-workers. He was willing to sign as many books as the kids brought in and took a few minutes with each one, chatting with them and letting their parents take pictures. So. Nice. He would ask if the kids had any questions for him. One girl thought about it for a moment and then asked if he liked pie. He does (just so you know).

One kid said something about how many people there were waiting and Brandon said, "Well, that's good. It's always nice when you write a book to know that people want to read it."

Oh my werd, but it was just so much fun being there.

AND you guys totally benefit from it TOO! Because I asked him to sign books for YOU! Aren't you excited!?

Here's a group of us Borders people with Brandon Mull!

Leave a comment on this post between now and Saturday night and I will randomly select 2 (yes, that's right) 2! winners.

One person will win an autographed copy of The Candy Shop Wars (ooh, ah!)

And one person will win an autographed copy of the first Fablehaven book!

Aren't you just SO excited!

All you have to do is leave a comment, but if you want to mention it on your blog or on your sidebar I will give you 1 extra entry (because I'm nice like that!) Just leave a linky thingy in your comment or come back and leave a second comment with the link :)

Now go forth and ENTER

Oh, and I will go ahead and open this up internationally, because it's just one book and I think I can swing that :)


Falen (Sarah Ahiers) said...

OOH! Exciting!
Add me into that drawing!

Talli Roland said...

Fabulous! Glad you had such a good time!

Hannah Kincade said...

I already have a copy of Fablehaven but I will def take a chance at the second one! WEEEEEE!!!

Darby Karchut said...

What a treat to meet a famous author! Wow!

Darby Karchut said...

Oh, and I just added your link to my home page!


Rebecca T. said...


I tried to reply to you, but couldn't find a link to an e-mail or blog. I was not trying to exclude any real person, but I get a lot of spammer comments via Twitter and try to keep things cleaned up. I deleted your comment here, because of the profanity, but if you would like to be entered into the contest I would be more than happy to do so, if you want to leave an appropriate comment. Again, I apologize for not realizing you were a legitimate entry.

Monica Marier said...

Wow! Thanks, I've been trying to find new authors to read! (If the drawing is still open, throw me in, if not, thanks anyhoo.)

Dangerous With a Pen said...

Ooh, I haven't read these... that Fablehaven cover is awesome!

catherine said...

Looks fun! :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Sigh. I'm late :(

What a great experience for you! Fablehaven is always a popular book in my classroom! I'm looking forward to getting Candy Shop War too!