Maggie Stiefvater came to Salt Lake City yesterday on her tour for All the Crooked Saints. I nabbed a friend who has read The Scorpio Races and went because MAGGIE STIEFVATER. I've only read one of her series so far, The Raven Cycle, but it's one of my favorite series of all time so that was reason enough.
I enjoy following Maggie Stiefvater on social media. Yes, it's because I think she's an awesome author, but it's also because she inspires me as a fellow human. If any of you follow her social media or have seen her live, you probably know exactly what I mean. She's entertaining, and she's real. She tells wonderful stories both written and verbal, and she takes time for her fans. She told stories about her life before the signing that had my face hurting because I was smiling and laughing so much. It was the perfect way to spend an evening, and then she topped it off by playing the bagpipes for us. If that doesn't define awesome, I dunno what does. Plus, I got all my books signed and a print of a super nice colored pencil drawing she did of some owls for All the Crooked Saints.
Owls, you guys. Did you wonder why I picked owls for the pumpkin painting theme for Halloween this year? Yeah, it's because of Maggie. I blame her for the obsession recently. Owls are so cute and fun to draw.
If you guys are into YA paranormal fiction, check out Maggie's work. Her stories are unique. They aren't the easiest to describe. I have a tendency to like "weird" or "different" things. Maggie meets that criteria.
Thanks, Maggie, for your books, your art, your music, and your real life experiences. You inspire me as a fellow author, artist, musician, and human being.