Signed books from Writers' Conference

     At the end of October, I volunteered at a Writer's Conference and it was amazing! I got to meet so many authors and fellow writers, and got to attend great workshops! I definitely recommend going to Conference and events for writers, particularly if you are a young writer. There was a singing session in one of the days and I got a few books signed, and I am going to tell you guys a little bit about them, and hopefully you will read them and like the authors as much as I liked meeting them.

1- A Bollywood Affair 
        The cover is so pretty and Sonali Dev is so nice! She also had some great workshops and I am excited to read her book!

     Mili Rathod hasn’t seen her husband in twenty years—not since she was promised to him at the age of four. Yet marriage has allowed Mili a freedom rarely given to girls in her village. Her grandmother has even allowed her to leave India and study in America for eight months, all to make her the perfect modern wife. Which is exactly what Mili longs to be—if her husband would just come and claim her. 
     Bollywood’s favorite director, Samir Rathod, has come to Michigan to secure a divorce for his older brother. Persuading a naïve village girl to sign the papers should be easy for someone with Samir’s tabloid-famous charm. But Mili is neither a fool nor a gold-digger. Open-hearted yet complex, she’s trying to reconcile her independence with cherished traditions. And before he can stop himself, Samir is immersed in Mili’s life—cooking her dal and rotis, escorting her to her roommate’s elaborate Indian wedding, and wondering where his loyalties and happiness lie.

2- The Eyre Affair
        When Jasper Fford talked about his books to us and the way he writes, I had to immediately buy this one! It sounds insane but good and I am so excited to read it! 

Welcome to a surreal version of Great Britain, circa 1985, where time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, veryseriously. England is a virtual police state where an aunt can get lost (literally) in a Wordsworth poem, militant Baconians heckle performances of Hamlet, and forging Byronic verse is a punishable offense. All this is business as usual for Thursday Next, renowned Special Operative in literary detection, until someone begins kidnapping characters from works of literature. When Jane Eyre is plucked from the pages of Brontë's novel, Thursday must track down the villain and enter the novel herself to avert a heinous act of literary homicide.
3- The Professionals 
       Owen Laukkanen said that he got inspiration for this novel from his friends, and that sounds strange but cool. His workshop was great and I got to help out in it! Although this isn't a book I would normally buy, I am excited to read it and find out more about it.

Four friends, recent college graduates, caught in a terrible job market, joke about turning to kidnapping to survive. And then, suddenly, it's no joke. For two years, the strategy they devise-quick, efficient, low risk-works like a charm. Until they kidnap the wrong man.
Now two groups they've very much wanted to avoid are after them-the law, in the form of veteran state investigator Kirk Stevens and hotshot young FBI agent Carla Windermere, and an organized-crime outfit looking for payback. As they all crisscross the country in deadly pursuit and a series of increasingly explosive confrontations, each of them is ultimately forced to recognize the truth: The true professionals, cop or criminal, are those who are willing to sacrifice . . . everything.

4- Dragonfly in Amber
        Even though I have never read Outlander, I had to get a book signed by Diana Gabaldon, because I know that one day when I read it, I will probably love it and I couldn't let the opportunity to meet her pass. Outlander was sold out so I got the second book. Hopefully I will read it soon. 

For nearly twenty years Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to Scotland’s majestic mist-shrouded hills. Here Claire plans to reveal a truth as stunning as the events that gave it birth: about the mystery of an ancient circle of standing stones... about a love that transcends the boundaries of time... and about Jamie Fraser, a Scottish warrior whose gallantry once drew a young Claire from the security of her century to the dangers of his.
Now a legacy of blood and desire will test her beautiful copper-haired daughter, Brianna, as Claire’s spellbinding journey of self-discovery continues in the intrigue-ridden Paris court of Charles Stuart... in a race to thwart a doomed Highlands uprising... and in a desperate fight to save both the child and the man she loves.

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