I went to a local high school yesterday afternoon to see Simone Elkeles speak! She was quite brash, very funny, and super talkative. Simone talked about how she became a writer, doing research for her books, and how she came about working with these great young men on movie-style book trailers for her Perfect Chemistry books (all three trailers can be seen on her website).
|Simone, "Alex", "Carlos", and "Luis"|
After the talk we made our way to one of the classrooms where they had the mobile cafe, a DJ, books for sale and the guy who plays Alex (Alex Rodriguez) even got up and danced for a while. It was all very fun, not like a regular book signing. There were even girls who had traveled 6 hours to meet them.