I had to take photographic proof



I’m right there on the table next to Stephenie Meyer and beneath the fantastic Divergent.

If the camera panned upwards you’d see my grinning like a loon. I’m on the table NEXT TO STEPHENIE MEYER.

My book.

Is on the table next to BREAKING DAWN.
And did I mention DIVERGENT?

If you’d have told me this a year ago I would have laughed in your face at how ridiculous you were being. But look people – there it is. In Waterstones no less.

I signed my first copies in store (Brighton Waterstones). The staff in Waterstones were brilliant and invited me back to do a reading or signing. (The girl who works there looks just like Keira Knightley.)

I am still grinning like a loon. It’s particularly funny because Stephenie Meyer was the reason I started writing in the first place. I loved Twilight and then when I was struggling to think of something to do to make some money I thought, ‘I know I’ll write a book! Stephenie Meyer’s a gazillionaire and all for writing about vampires. How hard can it be?’

Turns out, very hard, but look, I still made it.

I feel like this story should be in the fairy tale section of Waterstones.
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Published on July 30, 2011 08:22 • 198 views • Tags: hunting-lila, paranormal-romance, signed-copy, simon-schuster, waterstones
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message 1: by Miakoda (new)

Miakoda Congratulations Sarah! I can imagine the smile on your face as you saw your book next to a the bestsellers haha! I can't wait to get my hands on Hunting Lila!


message 2: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Alderson Miakoda wrote: "Congratulations Sarah! I can imagine the smile on your face as you saw your book next to a the bestsellers haha! I can't wait to get my hands on Hunting Lila!"

Thank you! Yeah it was quite surreal. In a good way!


message 3: by Ivanna (new)

Ivanna Congrats.! That's really great.! I can't wait to read it.! :)


message 4: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Alderson Ivanna wrote: "Congrats.! That's really great.! I can't wait to read it.! :)"

thank you!


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