Saturday, March 7, 2015

Garth Stein Author Event & Signing!!

Garth Stein & Me at Towne Center Books
First off let me start by saying that I read The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein in 2013. I was blown away with how wonderful this novel was and it became my favorite novel read in 2013. 

Garth Stein's writing is amazing. I found myself crying while reading certain scenes in The Art of Racing in the Rain. I highly recommend reading it if you haven't already done so. I'd love to reread The Art of Racing in the Rain again as it was that good.

Earlier this year, I made a post on my blog naming the top ten authors I'd like to meet at an author event/signing. I named Garth Stein as one of the top ten authors I'd like to meet... Little did I know that at the time I made my post that he would be coming to a local indie bookstore to sign copies of his new novel, A Sudden Light, this month!! Garth Stein came to Towne Center Books in Pleasanton, California to to speak and sign copies of his new novel on the morning of Friday, March 5, 2015... I couldn't wait to attend this event with my hubby! I am so glad that we attended this author event and book signing.

Hearing Garth Stein speak before a rather large group at Towne Center Books was a blast!! He was very entertaining to listen to and very funny as well. I enjoyed the stories he shared about his life and his writing. I also learned that The Art of Racing in the Rain is going to be made into a movie, which I am looking forward to seeing... I just hope that Hollywood turns it into a good movie. I enjoyed learning more about Garth Stein's new novel A Sudden Light and hearing him read a passage from his new novel. He described his new novel, A Sudden Light, as an epic, but intimate read. I'm sure it'll be another fun read.

After hearing him speak, I purchased a copy of A Sudden Light and enjoyed having Garth Stein sign my copy and having my picture taken with him. It was also fun to pick up some book swag as well... Like A Sudden Light button and temporary tattoos. 

This marks my second author event and book signing for 2015. I'm looking forward to attending more author events/signings throughout the year.

Until my next post, happy reading!!


  1. Wow, that sounds like an awesome author event! I wasn't very familiar with Garth Stein's work, but thank you for introducing him! I will put his books on my lists. Wishing you the best with the rest of the author events in 2015. You are a bookish adventurer, and also an inspiration.

    Author + Big Crowd + Great Talk + Book signing + Book Swag = One Very Happy Reader (You!)

    Glam Book Lounge

    1. Thank you as usual for stopping by and leaving me a comment. I had such a fun time seeing/meeting Garth Stein in person. I'm looking forward to more author signing events in the future.

  2. That's so awesome! I've read Racing in the Rain as well and loved it - I so wish I could have been there! I had no idea he's still writing books though. I'll have to read them!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

    1. A Sudden Light is the next novel Garth Stein has written since The Art of Raining in the Rain. I haven't read his first two novels though.