Dear book friends… guess who I just met? Tijan!!!

by Maryse on May 15, 2015 · 10 comments

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YEP!!!! I’m at RT 2015, and I met so MANY of our favorites!!! And I’m going to post a fun report soon enough with photos and everything and all the funny hugging and snuggling I did with the authors. God I love ‘em!!!

But first, I just wanted to post this video ’cause it’s kind of hilarious. I met Tijan!!! You know… THE one everyone here loves like crazy, and I SO need to read her books ASAP.

Deborah: I normally stop everything I’m reading just for Tijan …just cant resist Tijan……shes calling my name;)……

Tessa: …Maryse. Must read Fallen Crest High!

Amy: *throws peanut at Maryse* Yep, Fallen Crest High! *looks around and whistles innocently*

Maryse: ‘kayyyyyy I get the hint. Tijan rocks… I already know this! :P

Amy: Hey Tessa, she admitted up there that Tijan rocks…we’re making progress!

Tessa: Ironically, I never would have found Fallen Crest High or Up in the Air if she hadn’t mentioned it on her blog. *grins* She’s got the power to get us to read stuff she hasn’t even read…

Maryse: *snort* LOL!!! I just know with THAT much love for an author, she’s GOT to be awesome. Some times you just know, ya know? ;)

Deborah: Tijans books are so good I don’t mind the length…..and I’m one of those readers that gets bored real easily……but never with Tijan;)

Click on the image to see the video of Tijan correcting me on how to pronounce her name…

But I’ve been saying her name wrong this WHOLE time. In fact, we started a funny little quizzing session with everyone to see if it was only me. Nope! Most everyone has been saying her name “my way” and it’s pronounced differently! So here she is, on video, correcting me. Tee hee!

P.S. Fun fact!!! Joanna Wylde (I hung out with her a little too, was the ONLY one – so far – that has been saying her name correctly this whole time). ;) Figures. She rocks, too.

P.P.S. When we started talking, and she told me her name (points to herself and said “I’m Tijan”), I leaned forward and said I’m sorry, can you repeat that?

Tijan: Teeeeejyn

Maryse: Oh nice to meet you Teeeeejyn. *hug*

Maryse: *wait a minute…?*

Maryse: OH!!! *claps and bounces* Tijaaaaan!!!

Tijan: Teeeejyn.

Maryse: Tijaaaaan!!!

Tijan: *smirk* *grins*

Maryse: OMG. I have been saying it wrong this whole time? GAH!!!!

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

bev May 15, 2015 at 11:51 AM

Tessa is going to flip, lol.

Cheryl May 15, 2015 at 11:55 AM

That’s hilarious!1 Love your hair Maryse- is that gold strands in it? ;)

Jean May 15, 2015 at 1:18 PM

That is hysterical!

Tessa May 15, 2015 at 2:29 PM

Lucky! Grr, next year is Vegas, right? *starts planning for Vegas* Seriously though, have fun! And questions! Lots of questions! And get her to give you a copy of Fallen Crest High so you’ll finally read it! :P

Amy May 15, 2015 at 3:56 PM


My tummy just did a flip for you ’cause it’s TIJAN!!!!

P.S. – I’ve been pronouncing it Tee-szhon. :P

Deborah May 15, 2015 at 4:44 PM

OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!! Freaking out here!!!!! You have know idea!!!!!! I’ve been searching high and low just to find a picture of her on the internet. I even complained to my husband last week that I have never seen a picture of my absolute most favorite author. She doesn’t even have one on her facebook page. I actually live in Fort worth,Tx so I was going to go tomorrow to the convention just to meet her…..but then on her facebook page she said she wouldn’t be doing book signings… I decided not to go because I knew I would be disappointed if I didn’t get a chance to meet her:(…….So when I saw you had a video……..I thought I was about to see my pants …sooo excited!!!!! So I’m pretty sure I had it completely wrong the worst… I totally thought she was ASIAN yes ASIAN and I’ve been pronouncing her name for yeeeeears
Tee-han…… I know right….totally wrong!!#!#

Well you have totally made my day!!!!!! Doing a *happy dance* right now

Deborah May 15, 2015 at 4:47 PM

Lol… I meant pee my pants……stupid auto correct!!

Linh May 16, 2015 at 4:34 AM

Love love love TeeJohn (ahahahah) I guess I will now say Teejun (like cajun). She’s not only an awesome author but a wonderful human being.

Betty P.. May 16, 2015 at 8:44 AM

Loved it Maryse, that was hilarious! I wanted to go this year. :(
I’ll try for next year. Have fun!

Shane May 19, 2015 at 3:57 PM

Very nice… Funny!!!

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