May 5, 2011

Lauren Oliver's Signing

I finally met Lauren Oliver! She was everything I expected and so much more. She is fun, easy to talk to, very energetic and very cool. She came in and shared a bit of her background and how she became a writer, then proceeded to read from Pandemonium (Delirium #2), and closed the night answering some questions. I will share a few important things:
Lauren reading from PANDEMONIUM
  • She is currently working and very involved in the production of the movie version of Before I Fall. The script has already been written, and she read it and loved it (in fact, she even cried reading the end, as if she hadn't written it herself). She, of course, has no say in casting matters but plans to be very involved. And the same studio has bought the rights to Delirium as well so that might become a movie one day too!
  • She is currently writing three books at once (she's always writing at least two at a time). She is writing Requiem (Delirium #3), a middle grade novel and an adult title.
  • Pandemonium is narrated from two different time spaces: one right where Delirium left off and one about six months later, and it goes back and forth until they merge. Requiem, on the other hand, is narrated from two points of view, Lena's and someone else's (??)
  • Liesl and Po, her middle-grade novel that comes out this fall, is a very personal novel for her and her editor's favorite of Lauren's novels... and also favorite book she's ever read, which made me want to steal the ARC that Cynthia had there!
  • She always writes the beginning and the ending of a novel, and then fills in the middle. She actually wrote the endings of Pandemonium and Requiem since she first sat down to write Delirium.
  • Delirium might be getting a new cover to match a little more the cover of Before I Fall so that people can tell from looking at them that they are written by the same person. Also, Liesl and Po might be getting a cover re-do before publication as well.
I also got to see cool bloggers there and the sweet people from Blue Willow Bookshop! Mary Lindsey, debut author of Shattered Souls, was also there! :D Had a great night.
I hope you enjoyed the recap! :)


  1. Great recap, Sab!! :D I thought Lauren was way cool, too. It was nice seeing you!

  2. Too awesome! I can't wait to read Pandemonium. She looks really cool, sitting on the table. I think it's because it looks like a library setting. xD

  3. Oliver looks like such a sweet and lovely lady. Lucky you to get a chance to talk with her. Cannot wait for more goodies from this extremely talented young writer. Thanks for the update!

  4. Very awesome! Lauren does seem like such a down-to-earth type of person. And how cool that she writes her beginnings and endings! I may need to try that sometime, lol

    Thanks for the recap, Sab!

  5. So glad to have seen you again and met your daughter. Great recap. I just posted mines.


  6. So jealous! I'm glad you had so much fun! Looks like it was a blast. I had no idea they were making a movie (I feel way behind) but that makes me really excited! ;)

  7. I love Lauren!! Glad you did too. It looks like it was an ace night. :D

    I have no idea how she writes 3 books at a time.. she's obviously superwoman in disguise!

  8. What a great recap of the night! It sounds like you had a wonderful time! I'm really looking forward to meeting her when she comes to Toronto with Veronica Roth in a couple weeks!! :)

  9. Wow this is so awesome! Awesome news, and an awesome chance to meet her!, thanks so much for posting these things! :)

  10. Yay, l can't wait for the movies to be brought out!
    So lucky you met her =)


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