This was so incredible. I'm still in shock! BN Emeryville, you'll always have my heart. #BFestBuzz pic.twitter.com/1FXKs55AbV— Lily Anderson (@ms_lilyanderson) June 11, 2016
#BFestBuzz - June 10th-12th, 2016
Local Barnes & Noble
Local author, Lily Anderson, opened Emeryville's B-Fest with her debut, The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You.
A self proclaimed theater-geek, Lily wrote The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You as a retelling of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, mixed with jokes and geeky references to Star Wars, Doctor Who, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. "When I was growing up, you didn't talk to people about comic books and manga," Lily whispered to the audience. She set the book in Oregon so the geographic area was contained. "Eugene is like Oregon's Berkeley," she observed. It took her a year to write it, a year to get it edited and marketed, and here we are two years later. The notes between chapters is a play on "Nothing" being pronounced "Note-in" and were added in after the book was completed. The title changed multiple times, including a six week stint as "All Our Bad Parts."
Lily shared that she is on a strict deadline, needing to finish her latest book by the end of the week. It's not a sequel but is a companion to TOTWTMIY, sharing the same world and some characters, and is based on the play, The Importance of Being Earnest.
Afterwards, Lily signed books for a huge crowd of eager fans and scoped out the Doctor Who toys set out in the back. The rest of us picked up chapter samplers, include a prize pack that you could win! To enter using Rafflecopter, answer our question below in the comments and a random winner will be chosen in a week!Okay. Heavy rewriting sprint starts now. Send luck, gifs, and gingers.— Lily Anderson (@ms_lilyanderson) June 16, 2016
Did any of you visit your Barnes and Noble for B-Fest? What was it like at your events?
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