Friday, 17 July 2015

Author Event Recap with Sarah Alderson



Last weekend I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Sarah Alderson Event hosted at Birmingham New Street. I'd met Sarah last year at a blogger's event, but I couldn't wait to catch up with her again and see other fans of her work too. 

Sarah is one of the nicest people I have ever met, I've absolutely loved her work, and I tend to get super nervous about meeting and chatting with authors who I am huge fans of. Of course I got to the event early, so I ended up sitting in the front row. Sarah kicked off with a reading of her latest YA release Conspiracy Girl.




And then went straight into questions from the audience.

Sarah said that she sort of stumbled into writing, she hadn't planned to be a writer from a very young age.

Very exciting things are happening with the Hunting Lila film, they've narrowed the casting of Lila down to six actresses. Sarah wouldn't reveal anything about who these actresses could be. They're looking to cast Alex next week, they're going to film a scene with Alex and each of the Lila's and then decide on the chemistry between the actors. Sarah has asked to be able to be in the room when this scene took place, but it doesn't look like this will happen :(  Rachel has already been cast.

I was able to put my hand up and squeak out a question, which was who was Sarah's favourite male character from her books, her answer was Demos. I was sort of surprised that she chose him, but Sarah explained that there's so much more to Demos than you expect. And if you have read Sarah's Lila series you would understand what she means, as Demos is rather more complex than expected. 

Sarah's inspiration for her books came from travelling, which she's loved that she's been able to do.

Sarah was asked which of her characters she finds herself most like and her reply was Lila.

Sarah's favourite charcters from books she has read are Buffy and Katniss. She likes her kick ass females.

On whether there will be an upcoming third book in the Lila series, Sarah's response was that she was hoping to get to it once the screenplay for Hunting Lila kicked in. (I was super excited when I heard this!!)

Sarah's favourite cover from her own books is The Sound.

Sarah found that most readers chose Alex as their favourite male character from her books, she's written seven books and still can't top him. 


I had an amazing time at this event with Sarah, thank you to Birmingham New Street for having such an amazing author like Sarah do an event for us and Sarah for taking the time out for your fans (she was really great in chatting with all the readers who queued up to get their books signed). 

 



21 comments:

  1. Omg blogger ate my comment O.O [whispers to blogger: be nice to me please ugh]. Anyhooow what I said was: I'm so happy you got to meet Sarah again, Jazzy! I have only read Come Back to Me which is why my fav boy of hers is Kit and I love him to pieces even if he was slightly problematic for a moment or two. I had no idea Lila was being made into a movie :O Looks like I need to read it soon! Maybe after This One Moment ;) Thanks so much for sharing this experience, Jas! <3

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  2. Ahh you lucky girl! You sound like you had such a wonderful time, Jasprit! And I had no idea there was going to be a Losing Lila movie! How fun though! I'm excited to see what the cast is going to be like.
    Thanks for sharing this, Jasprit! :)

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  3. Looks like so much fun. I haven't been to any author events, my anxiety gets the best of me

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  4. Go Buffy! LOL. I loved The Sound, that my favourite as well out of all of her YA books.Your so lucky to see her again. I really enjoyed meeting her last year. Great recap! Glad you had a lovely time. :)

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  5. Ummmmmm. How did I not know there was going to be a Hunting Lila film Jasprit? AHHHHHHH! Yay yay yay yay!

    And I'm completely like you - I have trouble asking author's questions in person, instead I just sort of sit there and smile creepily. Cool, thy name is Jenny ;-) Can't wait for casting news!

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  6. I didn't know they were making Lila into a film!! Yay! Looks like you had an amazing time, Jasprit. :)

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  7. You can't not love a woman who loves Buffy! Goes against the laws of nature :)) Glad you had a good time, Jasprit.

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  8. Eee! I really enjoy Sarah's work - her books are always so action-packed and entertaining. Hunting Lila is still probably my favourite of hers, though.

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  9. So I had NO idea they were making a Hunting Lila film! Whoa. They better cast Alex correctly!
    And you both look so lovely! I've always enjoyed Sarah's books, so I'd love to meet her some day. :)

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  10. Gooorgeous post Jasprit :D I'm so so happy for you that you got to meet Sarah. <3 It sounds like such an amazing and fun event :D Adore the picture of the two of you together. <3 Yay for signed book too :) Thank you for sharing about your amazing time sweetie. <3

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  11. Author events are a lot of fun.
    Ann

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  12. This is such a great post J, with so many exciting updates about the Hunting Lila movie. I love Sarah so much! I was fortunate enough to meet her a few years back and she really is one of the nicest people ever. :) It's sad that she won't be allowed to sit in on the scene with the Lila's and Alex, but hopefully the directors and movie people will make the right decision with who to cast for Lila. Thanks for sharing, J, lovely post! :) xx

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  13. Yaaaay! I'm so happy that you met Sarah Alderson. She wrote some of my favorite books. Amazing post, Jasprit!

    Precious @ Fragments of Life

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  14. I'm not familiar with the work of this author, but it sounds as if you had a great time, Jasprit. :) Btw. I was a hardcore Buffy fan in high school too and love Katniss.

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  15. LOOK AT YOUR ADORABLE LITTLE FACE <3

    (Of course Buffy is her fave. Buffy should be EVERYONE'S fave. Or else no rainbows and puppies for them)

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  16. I was so sad to miss this (and you!) I can't wait for the Hunting Lila film. I'm glad you had an excellent time! :)

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  17. AW! This is so much cuteness in one post! You seem to have have had fantastic time at the author event, and you photo with Sarah is fabulous. Thank you for sharing your experience with us, Jasprit!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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  18. I always get so awkward when meeting authors!! I have to either write down my question or repeat it to myself 50 million times (which then means I miss a lot of the other questions...it's a conundrum.). So cute!

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  19. I'm so happy you got to meet Sarah once again, Jasprit! I just know how much you love her and her books ;) I see you raving on Twitter with Rashika once or twice :D I wish I could meet an author soon myself. There have been several authors who visited the Philippines but I haven't met any of them yet... and I'm called a book blogger XD

    Faye at The Social Potato

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  20. Looks like you had a great time, Jasprit! Glad you had a chance to meet Sarah again.

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