Lisa McMann Author Signing Toronto

Last Wednesday I attended Lisa McMann's Cryer's Cross book signing in Toronto. I've never been to a signing before, so I wasn't sure what to expect, and I think this one was a little skewed due to the terrible (awful-no good-very bad) weather we were having that day, which turned my twenty-minute drive to the bookstore into an hour-and-a-half drive.

But I persevered, and for that I was rewarded.

It was a small event, due to the weather, but it was a great time.

First, Lisa shared with us a little bit about Cryer's Cross (which I haven't read yet, though I loved her Wake Trilogy), and then she broke out the big guns, and read us a couple chapters of her upcoming YA/Middle-Grade dystopian novel, The Unwanteds.

Just FYI, The Unwanteds was amazing. I sat and listened to Lisa reading, and had to tell myself that No, rushing the stage and snatching the book out of Lisa McMann's hands was a bad idea. So I didn't. But I really, really wanted to. (please notice my restraint).

I also discovered that it's really, really hard to take a good picture of someone while they're talking (or in Lisa's case, reading out loud).

Lisa also handed out some "dead body" silly bands.

Hint: They're not actually dead bodies. I'm pretty sure they're soccer players. The BF discovered they have tiny cleats.
Lisa was also nice enough to give me a big handful of the "dead body" sillybands, to give away on the blog. So, if you'd like one, send me an email at, and I'll mail you one (first come, first serve).

Lisa was kind enough to sign my books "To GeekGirl", which I adore her for. Because I am just that geeky.

All in all, despite the terrible-awful-no good-very bad weather, Lisa McMann made my first author signing a great experience. She was lovely and welcoming and we all had a great time.


  1. So upset I missed it!! Stupid weather :(

    Glad you had fun though!

  2. Sounds like you had a good time. I remember when I went to my first author signing that I was so nervous.

  3. Awesome! She sounds amazing, glad you had such a good time!

  4. Thanks for coming in the terrible awful snowstorm!



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