A friend and I went to Alice Oseman's book launch party for her debut novel, Solitaire, this evening, and I had the best time.
It took place at Birmingham Highstreet Waterstones where she talked about her writing process and the books that had inspired her. There was also a book reading, signing and a chance to network and geek out with fellow YA fans. Oh, and there was cake, did I mention cake? (It's not a party if there isn't cake....)
She also had lots of different pens at the signing table, so you could choose which colour you'd like your book to be signed with, which I thought was a really nice touch.
I can't wait to read this coming-of-age story that seems like it will be hilariously funny as well as thought-provoking and heartwarming. But just so you know, it's not a love story! (Expect a review very soon!)
And make sure you follow Alice on Tumblr and Twitter - you won't regret it!