Last night, I had the chance to meet Leigh Bardugo, author of the Grisha Trilogy and Six of Crows duology. While I’ve only discovered her work this year, she’s quickly become one of my favorite authors.
Bardugo has been busy this fall, with two books released in September. At the beginning of the month, Wonder Woman: Warbringer (the first of the D.C. Icons series) came out. I just finished listening to it on audiobook and it was really fun. This week, A Language of Thorns was released, which is a beautifully illustrated collection of folktales set in the Grishaverse world.
As part of my job as a librarian, I frequently host author talks, but this was my first time attending one that is part of a national tour. I’m the kind of girl who gets nervous around people I admire and frequently feel like I make a total fool of myself. (Seriously, it’s the worst when talking to attractive guys… I get sooo awkward.) Thus, coming face to face with an author whose work I love was really intimidating. But this was too good a chance to pass up. Continue reading