I’m back from Book Bash and I had the BEST WEEKEND EVER in my entire life!!!

by Maryse on July 1, 2013 · 29 comments

in Editorial, News

Wow, that was simply the most intense, fun and fabulous time of my life and I met some of the greatest authors in the world and I can’t BELIEVE how floaty and happy I still am. I don’t think I’ll ever come down.

You guys… our favorite authors are the nicest, most fun and down to earth people! The sponsors rocked the event, the volunteers made everything run soooo smoothly (OH YOU GUYS!!! The VOLUNTEERS were the absolute best – I am the luckiest girl to have had them with me)  and our fellow readers? Delightful!!! I met so many people and I hope that all of you that attended upload your photos to my Facebook page or the Book Bash Facebook page, ’cause I’m dying to see (and chat) with you all again. I’m already ready to reminisce. I MISS ALL OF YOU!!

The most awesome authors in the world, bringing their awesomeness to Book Bash!

Okay, I just got home today, and I have a lot of unpacking to do. I just wanna cuddle with all my new signed books, and stare at the pictures all night. *sigh*

I love you guys (and I hope to meet even more of you next year). Yep. I said next year. ;)

And as of tomorrow, I will properly journal the event with pictures and everything for you all.

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{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

Colleen July 1, 2013 at 6:20 PM

So glad that the weekend was a success! I couldn’t get down there this weekend and was so upset! Now I know to plan on making it next year!

Marilyn July 1, 2013 at 6:56 PM

I had a fabulous time and didn’t want to leave!

Kirsten July 1, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Such an awesome event. Can’t wait till next year!

Lise July 1, 2013 at 7:15 PM

So much fun! I loved every minute of it. Thank you, Maryse for having the vision to put it all together, Thank you to the authors for being so kind and appreciative as well as patient with their fans and a BIG THANK YOU to Kirsten P. for giving me the opportunity to experience this fully and letting me crash in her hotel room! Total Awesomeness… BB 2014… Here We Come!!! :-)

Nikole July 1, 2013 at 7:20 PM

So didn’t want it to end! What an experience! You put together an amazing event and hope I can make it again next year!

Melody July 1, 2013 at 7:21 PM

The Fort Myers book club had an AMAZING time! We made lots of new “book” friends and the authors were awesome! Thank you for this wonderful opportunity!

Kim L July 1, 2013 at 7:39 PM

Looks like everyone had a blast. Sad I missed it. I won’t next year.

Barb July 1, 2013 at 7:56 PM

It was truly remarkable. Had a great time, was totally unprepared, it was my first. Got so many great ideas for future book signings;)

Steph D July 1, 2013 at 8:16 PM

I had such an amazing time! This was my first ever Book Bash, author signing…etc. I am looking forward to attending many more. Thanks for making this event the BEST for a first timer :)

Paula from Vancouver July 1, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Loved meeting you and had a fabulous time! You are a wonder for putting it all together!

Laura July 1, 2013 at 8:39 PM

I had a BLAST. Maybe September so the area is less crowded? I don’t care when I WILL BE THERE.

Betty July 1, 2013 at 9:15 PM

I had an AMAZING time! This was my first author signing and I was so impressed with the whole event. I met all of my favorite authors and they were all so nice. It was a pleasure meeting you Maryse and THANK YOU for this event. So EXCITED for BOOK BASH 2014…Can’t wait!!!!!

Laura Kaye July 1, 2013 at 9:43 PM

It was a FANTASTIC event, Maryse! Congratulations! I had a blast!!!

Jany Garcia July 1, 2013 at 9:43 PM

It was so nice to meet you! I’m so glad I had the chance to go. Congratulations on such a successful event! Can’t wait for the next one!

Annie July 1, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Maryse- thank you for putting this together ….everything was wonderful and so much fun! The authors, volunteers, and fellow readers made this event a blast! It was my first time attending an author event and I can’t wait to go next year!! That you again!

sandy sciacca July 2, 2013 at 7:30 AM

It was awesome, can’t wait to do it again and LOL glad i finally learned how to pronounce your name:),,

Lisa76 July 2, 2013 at 7:32 AM

I’m still SO SO SO jealous that I couldnt come this year but now you’ve given me something to look foward to and maybe next year I’ll be able to come! I’m just saying that New Orleans would be a great location – LOL!

Scamp July 2, 2013 at 7:42 AM

Thank you! Was amazing to meet so many fun people- authors and fans!

Ela July 2, 2013 at 8:11 AM

Had a wonderful time! The event rocked as did all the wonderful people attending/signing/volunteering!

Donya July 2, 2013 at 8:29 AM

We will be back!!! It was amazing! Loved everything from the signings, the meetings, the after parties, the karaoke singing (next year – you get up and sing), and meeting so many other readers who enjoy reading what I read.

Beverly Preston July 2, 2013 at 12:58 PM

I definitely had a case of Book Bash envy! LOL Loved seeing all the great pictures everyone posted! Next year… :)

Mariel July 2, 2013 at 2:22 PM

BOOK BASH WAS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I never imagined I would have soooo much fun!!!!!!!!! I met all those fabuous authors, and got to meet YOU!!!! You helped fuel my reading addiction and for that I am most grateful!!!!!!!!! Best of all, I made a bunch of girlfriends and we are still exchanging pictures we didnt even realize we took!!!! You looked great girly!!! Can’t wait for next year!!!!!!!!!!

Miss Daboat July 2, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Need any volunteers for next year’s event? (Yeh, I’m waaaay early!)

Anne Marie July 2, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Had a great time and can’t wait for next year! Thank you so much for putting on this event and everyone else who contributed! I enjoyed every minute of it. :)

Lori Otto July 3, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Great job, Maryse! I had such a fun time meeting you, the other authors, and especially all of the nice readers who came to chat with me. Such genuine, friendly people! Maryse, your followers are the best! :)

Avery July 3, 2013 at 3:19 PM

It was an awesome event! Thank you so much!

Paige Turner July 3, 2013 at 6:16 PM

AWESOMENESS!!! I went to meet ONE author in particular (besides my roommate, Joanna Wylde) and she was this amazing ball of sunshine and totally made my day. The authors I ran across, every single one of them, that a genuine perma-grin and went out of their way to thank everyone for their support! I am so so so glad I went!! I will NEVER cross BB off my bucket list because I’m going to keep coming back. :) …next year? Pink name tags for all of us on this site. Must have name tags!

Maryse July 3, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Agreed!! Name tags for everyone ’cause I would have recognized ‘em immediately by seeing their names. SO SO fun!! I’, so glad you came to see me, too. *hug*

Maryse July 3, 2013 at 6:41 PM

Thank you so much, Lori!! The energy was just so wonderful throughout the entire event and I’m so happy you came! *hug*

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