Last month I attended an author talk and book signing at Auckland Central Library with Glass of Throne author Sarah J. Maas as part of her Australasian tour.
It was Sarah’s only New Zealand event before she toured New Zealand, travelling from Auckland to Queenstown, visiting filming locations from Lord of the Rings.
Jenna from Time Out Bookstore hosted a 30 minute question and answer session with Sarah.
Sarah talked about her obsession with Lord of the Rings. She joked about growing up with a life-size cardboard cut-out of Legolas (Orlando Bloom) in her bedroom. The area around mouth worn out from its supposed make out sessions.
She is clearly a fan herself from her love for LOTR and binge watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix.
Sarah also gave her top tips for first time visitors to New York City. She recommended seeing a ballet at the Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a walk through Central Park and the High Line (a elevated rail freight line converted into a public park).
Following the Q&A Sarah did a book signing and photo session. It was obvious Sarah cares about her readers taking time to talk with each guest, spending four hours to get through the line. She also invited guests to sign her copy of Throne of Glass.