The 5th thing I love about living in Arlington, VA…

The incomparable Victoria Schwab reads from Vicious at One More Page Books, September 23, 2013
The incomparable Victoria Schwab reads from Vicious at One More Page Books, September 23, 2013

Authors from other places!

I’ve mentioned before how stuffed the DC area is with local writing talent. As if that isn’t enough goodness for booklovers like me, this area is also a hotspot for author visits.

Like this one, the first I attended after moving to Arlington. I didn’t know Victoria (V.E.) Schwab‘s books before heading over to One More Page Books & More but she barely had to start speaking before I became a fan for life.

I bought a copy of her then-latest book, Vicious, and also her YA book The Archived to get signed, and then somehow I found myself invited along to dinner (!!!) with the author and a slew of other writers. SO much fun, even if I was a bit shy about not knowing anyone. Continue reading