I’m back from RARE London 2018!!! And I plan on liking and commenting on your posts later today!
I will also write a “book convention 101” post hopefully today!
How was it?
Fantastic! All that I could have wished for even if I did not get to meet every authors I planned BUT I met my unicorn authors!!!! Plus some others so I am a very happy girl!
My sixteen years old Julie alias Mini Me was attending the event as well as she wanted to meet some of these authors. She has been a real angel. carrying my jacket and bag when I was hugging authors, taking pictures, never complaining!
So a big thank you Julie!
I had five of my unicorn authors attending (if Leylah Attar, Beth Flynn and Brittainy C Cherry have attended all my favorite one would have been accounted for) and I met them all.
Other post about two bloggers friends that I got to meet in real life!!!
Here is now for each of them how I experienced our meeting in real life and what I can tell about them LOL
💕RARE London 2018: Unicorn Author:Suanne Laqueur💕
If you are interested more pictures are posted in “photos” they were taken by JP Suanne’s charming husband!
It really is a huge deal for me to show my face as I hate seing pictures of me (always feeling not this or too much that…).
I promised to be back with details so here I go with the first author I beelined to (I think I was the first without an early entry ticket to greet her ): Suanne Laqueur, Author
Honestly I can’t tell you how I felt FINALLY meeting Suanne!!!!!!!
I’ve chatted withe her and I’m stalking her on Facebook for months and months now.
She is all that you can imagine: warm, friendly, welcoming, really smart, generous, funny, artistic, sensitive and immensely gifted.
We hugged for a long time at least twice and I came back later to her table when nobody was in line to chat with her about her next book. I did not wanted to leave her. Really Suanne we need to chat more because I’m dying to exchange ideas with you and talk about everything!
I also wanted to catch everyone and “force” march them to her table just to have them discover how talented she is and what they were missing if they don’t read her books 😂😂😂😂
She was with her whole family and it was so lovely to meet them all! JP you are the best as your pictures are way better than mines!
👉If you ever go to an event with Suanne please, please, please go visit her! I promise her books are THE BOMB and they’ll leave you with a huuuge book hangover.
I want to push her books on everyone I know 😉
She signed my two books and a book I’m gifting to my Photoshop Fairy Godmother.
THANK YOU Suanne!
💕RARE London 2018: unicorn author: Emma Scott💕
Here is the second author I beelined to and conveniently just aside Suanne (they are best buds 😉 ): Emma Scott!
I’ve chatted for months and months with her too! About books, kids, health anything really.
You must know by now that I promote Emma’s books at every opportunity because I beleive in her and I FLOVE them all!💕💕💕
So far I’ve convinced two friends who became Emma’s fans.
So I’m small (5 feet two) and Emma is TALL!!!😂 She had to go down to hug me LOL
We hugged at least twice and I did not want to let her go either.
😲Best of all? She told me “I have something for you!”
Me: “Something for me? How so?”
Then like the magician she is she produced a …a…I don’t have words to describe her gift!
It was a rose in glass and gold!!!
A freaking glass rose. Blue green and gold!!!!😲😲😲💕
I tried to show you a picture but honestly it does not do it justice.
I was shocked and speechless. Not realizing or I would have cried!
Emma I FREAKING LOVE YOU!!!!
So Emma is tall, beautiful, generous (very very very generous) she cares about her readers, she writes insanely beautiful romance, she makes me cry ugly tears and end with a radiant smile. She is sensitive, caring, perfectionist, hard worker (I can’t tell you how many times she was raging because it was not good enough and she had not enough time to do it properly and ….).
She signed all my books and I came back a second time to buy two more books! I only miss Sugar and Gold and How to Save a Life to have a complete Paperback collection
So if you attend an event with Emma go give her hugs and kisses and buy her books!
Emma LOVE ALWAYS WIN 💋💋💋💋
💕RARE London 2018 unicorn author Amy Harmon💕
Here is my third unicorn author met at RARE: Amy Harmon!
Also very conveniently seated next to Emma Scott.😉
Amy… how can I describe what she means to me…
I follow her since May 2013 exactly. I had just read “Running Barefoot”and here is what I wrote by the end of my review: “A moving story. I think Amy Harmon just became one of my favourite authors.”
Well it turns out that I was so right as I’ve read ALL her books so far!
Making Faces is my “best of the bests” of my 1185 (so far) books that I’ve read since 2013.
I follow Amy for years now and I’ve interviewed her when I began blogging. I was virtually unknown as a blogger (let’s be realistic here I’m still a small fish 😂) yet she took the time to answer all my questions, being very generous in her answers.
She also recently took part in my event All About Love and wrote a fantastic piece about the reasons why she writes romance.
At every turn in my reader and blogger’s life she’s been present and ready to help.
So when I was face to face with her Saturday I was in Heaven!
Let me tell you something: Amy Harmon is beautiful! Delicate like a doll. Really gorgeous. More than that she is one of the sweetest persons that I know.
She is generous with her readers, lovely, she took the time to write a quote in each of our books because… my sixteen year old daughter Julie is a fan! She came with her stash of translated books (four books in French so far) and she was overjoyed when she read all that Amy had written for her.
I bought The Smallets Part on that day, the last book missing in my collection Running Barefoot excluded (I own it on Kindle only).
Amy’s writing is elegant, graceful, delicate, thoughtful and loving all what Amy’s proved to be this Saturday at RARE London.
THANK YOU Amy for all that you’ve done for us!
💕RARE London unicorn author Jane Harvey-Berrick💕
One more post about another of my unicorn authors !
I had to go further into this immense room to find her but I hightailed to Jane Harvey-Berrick ‘s table right after leaving Amy!
I had already met Stuart Reardon Jane’s accomplices in her latest book outside of Olympia. He chatted amicably with all of us in the company of Franggy as in Franggy Yanez – Fracrox. You had to keep us ladies waiting patiently as it was freezing cold outside!
I fell in love with Jane’s books reading The Traveling Man! I’ve followed her for nearly three years now and when I read her latest book “Undefeated” co-written with Stuart Reardon I was blown away!
So much that I contacted her on messenger asking for an interview because I had so many questions to ask!
In real life Jane is really friendly and welcoming. My daughter even told me she had a delicate beauty and that’s true!
No shy at all after the big hug we soon 😂😂😂were chatting about her books, about the writing process of a “four hands” book, about…. well I wanted to have another interview as the conversation flew effortlessly!
Jane is a sunny person as in she radiates passion and you feel it!
😲I had to literally run after Stuart later in the day as he did not attend Jane’s table and he was charming using a silver pen to sign my book.
I thought I would be intimidated by such big man but to my great surprise he was so welcoming that I fell at ease immediately.
Once again it’s been a lovely and remarkable meet and if you ever attend a book event with Jane as a listed author do pay her a visit. You’ll be warmly welcome.
THANK YOU Jane and I can’t wait to read your next book!
I hope to see you again at another event 💋💋💋
Have you attended book events? Who are your unicorn authors, the one you are dying to meet or have already met?