It had been a month since the book signing of Tessa Dare and yet I couldn’t help to share the fun experience with you!
I’m such a huge fan of historical romances. I always having this daydream of being a princess and have this very elegant castle near a lake. That’s why one of my travel buckets lists ever since is to visit Ireland and see castles and ruins up close. Right now, I’m contented reading novels with medieval settings.
It was early April when it is announced that Tessa Dare, New York best-selling author that she’s coming in Manila for her book signing. Honestly, I haven’t read any of her books when Powerbooks posted the marvelous news that she is coming in Manila! I was ecstatic because of two things: She is the first historical romance author to have the book signing and her event will be my first international book signing for this year.
I was fortunate enough to read Tessa Dare’s most recent two novels from her latest series: Castle Ever After from a blog tour. Check it out here: https://perksbewithyou.wordpress.com/2015/06/21/tessa-dares-say-yes-to-marquess-give-away/ and https://perksbewithyou.wordpress.com/2015/06/19/tessa-dares-romancing-the-duke-give-away/
Last June 27, 2015 at Powerbooks Greenbelt 4, fans of Tessa Dare had a superb afternoon. Everyone couldn’t wait for her to step on the platform. The jolly Mina V. Esguerra interviewed the lovely and bubbly Tessa Dare who waved happily to her Filipino fans.
As they sat down, the atmosphere of inside the book store became different. The interview portion instantly became like Ellen De Generes show. Mina asked interesting questions and Tessa animatedly answer each one of them. She even queries things about Mina now and then!
Bits and Pieces of Information from Tessa Dare’s interview before the meet and greet:
@ She visited Philippines in 2000. She was actually a VOLUNTEERING LIBRARIAN at Palo Leyte for 1 and 1/2 years.
*Her career started when she won from Harper Collins contest. She wrote a book for FOUR MONTHS but it wasn’t published.
+ The secret recipe for her successful books is it will make you: blush, cry, laugh and sigh.
~She chose the pseudonym ‘Tessa Dare’ because it is a nice name.
^The quirks of writing for her are: blue ink, being left-handed, Macbook Air, café, music and walking a lot.
> Her next book from Castle Ever After Series is “When Scot Ties a Knot” which is about a girl who is forced to attend a ball and who started to write letters to a Scot army.
Helpful advises for up and coming writers:
– Always find your voice and consider what is selling for publishing.
– When you feel scary when you’re writing, go with it!
Tessa Dare is very nice in person. She loves to talk and share her experiences. It was the best book signing event that I’ve been so far!
I can’t wait for her next book and when she’s coming back to the Philippines!