His speeches were inspiring, sometimes funny. But the best part for me had nothing to do with Jay's presentation (sorry!) As I was signing an ARC of THE NAUGHTY LIST for Jessica, the girl next to me said, "Did you write THE NAUGHTY LIST?"
She knew the name!! Just by the cover, she knew the name. I was all, "Um... yes." And she told me that she'd seen it online and was dying for it!!! My first random in-person comment! I was giddy!!! So I signed a copy for her.
After Jay's signing (oh, yeah. Was that why I was there?) he was kind enough to give out a few copies of my book to his fans!!! As you can see, he was happy to promote it!
Thanks, Jay! And of course if you haven't seen him give a speech before, you really should check it out. It's great for writers and fans!
On a sidenote, my husband forgot to give me the ipod thingy for my car, so I only had one CD. It was a live Pearl Jam CD from 1998. However, it solidified the fact that I need to write Eddie Vedder a fan letter. I'm going to draft one up. If I get a response, I will post it!