Blood, Ink & Fire by Ashley MansourIt’s true.  Even us authors, big and small, #fangirl too!  It could be another author, a cover model or a celebrity and it still happens to us just like you.  I had a little #fangirl moment this past Saturday, December 19th not too far from home.  One of my new friends from Instagram, Ashley Mansour, author of Blood, Ink & Fire was doing her first official book signing in Costco located in Burbank, California.  I #fangirled for meeting a new author, who’s book is on my TBR list as well as #fangirling for the founder of her publisher , Upturn Publishing, who is the cute, funny and gotta-love-the-British-accent actor Alex Pettyfer (you’ve seen him in “I Am Number Four,” “Endless Love,” “Magic Mike,” and a bunch of other movies).

The most impressive thing for me, aside from how extremely nice and sweet Ashley is, is that she recognized me instantly from Instagram.  No, I hadn’t been stalking her.  I swear.  We have just conversed a few times and she recognized me from a few of my selfies.  Seriously!

I know … you’re thinking “Yeah, right.  I believe that Ashely was at Costco, but not Alex Pettyfer.”  Well, see it for yourself!  Oh, and did I mention, you’ll see it in the photos below, they BOTH signed my book!  Yay!

Here’s another fact I’ll share with you … Ashley’s book signing is only the 3rd, yes I said 3rd, one I’ve been to.  The first one was when I was in high school and I think I was too nervous, or completely didn’t even think about asking for an autograph from the author, Janet Evanovich.  My second book signing I’ve been to, which was also the first one where I got to autograph books I’ve written, was the Bibliobules Bookish Wonderland 2015 live event just last Saturday; therefore, making Ashley Mansour my 3rd.  Better late than never, right?!

Ashley was a sweetheart and even Alex messed with me a little.  All in all, it was a great morning and I wish both of them continued success in the writing and publishing industry!  Thanks for the laughs!

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