Friday, November 11, 2011

Sara Shepard Book Signing

I had the pleasure of going to Sara Shepard's book signing at my local independent bookstore. She was discussing as well as signing her latest adult novel, Everything We Ever Wanted and her successful young adult series, namely Pretty Little Liars. I got a few signed books and a copy for my classroom, too. I have many students that are OBSESSED with the show! 

It was really interesting to hear Sara speak about her success and how she got to this point. I had no idea that she initially started off as a ghost writer for one of the Gossip Girl books.  Also, I really captivated, because Sara is a local author and her PLL series is set in the fictional town of Rosewood, which was inspired by the neighborhood I grew up in and surrounding areas.  

Many people asked her about her experience with the PLL TV show, which is on ABC Family as well as The Lying Game.  Sara reported that she loves the PLL show, has met the actors and actresses, and even has had a guest spot.  Did anyone catch that episode? She discussed the many differences between her series and the TV show, but she has embraced the changes that ABC Family has made. 

Image from ABC Family
By the way, I had no idea that there were so many books in the PLL series and shockingly, Sara has plans to write more as per publisher's request! She even reported that she is able to write a book in two months, which I find to be impressive. The tenth book in the PLL series comes out this December and the eleventh comes out this summer. That's a prolific writing schedule!  I hope she comes back to my local independent bookstore for another signing, because I really enjoyed listening to her talk; I just wish I had my camera with me!

I don't know about you, but I am a fan of the PLL TV show and I hate to admit that I've watched the TV show before I read the books, but it's so darn addicting!  I am a few episodes behind though and need to get caught up before it comes back on in January.  Anyone else a fan?


  1. Wow. Who knew? Thanks for sharing what you've learned with us :)

  2. Oh yes, I'm a huge fan and they don't even air the show on the telly in Holland. I watch it online, sssst. :) And yes, I'm also one of those person who haven't read the books before starting to watch this show. It's so addicting. I do want to read the books, but wow, so many? :)

  3. Great recap, Christina :) I have never read(or watched for that matter) PPL but I have read The Lying Game which I LOVED!

  4. JuJu- Thanks for checking it out! :)

    Nina- I know, right! :) I'm glad you get to watch it online. Hopefully PLL will come to Holland soon!

    Mari- I want to read The Lying Game soon- I heard the TV show is really good too!

  5. haha, how weird it must be, guest staring in a TV show based on your books. The surreality of that would totally mess with my head if anyone ever did that with my books!

    Sounds like you had an awesome time at the book signing. Thanks so much for sharing!



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