Saturday, January 25, 2014

#AlltheFeelsPhilippines: Gayle Forman Signing Event in Manila Recap + Giveaway!


Gayle Forman is an award-winning author and journalist whose articles have appeared in such publications as Jane, Seventeen, Glamour, Elle, and The New York Times Magazine, to name just a few. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter. Her famous YA books are If I Stay, Where She Went, Just One day and Just One Year.

Last Saturday, we had the awesome opportunity of meeting this wonderful lady whose works are some of all time favorites! Like every time when a YA author visits Manila, we were a bundle of excitement a few hours prior to the event. The experience was extraordinary and we had a great time with the other bloggers who attended the forum and signing event, which were hosted by National Book Store at NBS, Glorietta 1. Aside from having our books signed, we were also given the chance to ask Gayle some questions about her books. Here are some of the facts we've gathered during the Bloggers Forum.

~ She loves singing! (She sang Frozen's theme song numerous times... she's really amazing)

~ Her upcoming book is entitled I Was Here, which is scheduled to be released in 2015 (I know... that's a long wait).

~ Her husband's love for music had influenced her to have music play a huge role on Mia and Adam's life.

~ She didn't exactly say that she's not planning to write anything aside from the contemporary genre. However, she said that the beauty of our life already fascinates her and she likes to magnify the colors of what is happening around us. She also wanted to feel this world as it is, so writing contemporaries is what she love.

~ She didn't choose cello to be Mia's musical instrument nor did she decide for her to be a cellist. She said that Mia came into her mind fully fleshed out as a cellist.

Scroll down for some photos during the Gayle Forman Signing Event!

Dea asking her question during the Q&A session
photo courtesy of National Book Store
Gayle Forman doing her thing!

 From left to right: Dea, Mary Ann and Clarissa

 Oh and we gave cupcakes to Gayle! Hope she likes it :)

 The Teen Readers with Precious of Fragments of Life, Kai Agito of Amaterasu Reads ,and Michelle of The Escapist patiently waiting in line with the other bloggers.

The bloggers with Gayle Forman, and yes we are all laughing because instead of  "cheese" Gayle asked us to say "Let it gooo" hehe 

After the bloggers forum. We went to NBS, Glorietta 1 to attend the book signing event. Gayle was welcomed with a huge turnout and lots of screaming fans!

For more pictures during the signing event, visit NBS' Facebook page or check out this album by Dea.

Huge thanks to National Book Store for bringing yet one another of our favorite authors! These events are sure turning our bookish dreams into reality.
Thinking of the next one is almost too much to handle. Three awesomes in one place?! We can't wait!
Click on this link for more info about this upcoming event 

Aaand of course we don't want our readers to miss out on great books! For those of you who haven't read any of Gayle Forman books, we're giving away a book of your choice from these titles! We don't have another signed copy for you but this one will be ordered from Amazon or The Book Depository, which makes this contest open to ANYONE 13 years old and above.
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  1. I haven't read any of her books yet, but I've heard AMAZING things about them. And it sounds like she's an awesome person, as well. :)

  2. Wow! Lucky you since you were able to meet in person Gayle Forman. I totally love If I Stay and Where She Went. If ever I win this, I'd like to have Just One Day. Haven't read that book of hers. :)

  3. Awesome giveaway!!!! I've been wanting to read one of her book for so long<3

  4. Thanks for doing this INTL :)
    hugs from Mexico

  5. Thank you so much for opening this internationally! I have been waiting for such a long time to read one of Gayle Forman's books! When I saw your post on Twitter I absolutely just died knowing that she was in my hometown!!! (kababayan heeyyyyyy!!!! Sorry if this is incorrect, I'm not that fluent with Tagalog ^_^')

    EM @ Books and Iced Coffee Book Blog (

  6. So lucky that you got to meet her!!!

  7. the event looks like it was so much fun! :D

  8. I've been wanting to read Just One Day for a while now! Great giveaway!

  9. Wow, you guys are so lucky!!! Looms like loads of fun. *sigh*
    Thanks for the giveaway though!!

  10. All her book are beautiful :)
    And the event looks awesome, cute photos

  11. Thank you for hosting this giveaway! All her books are full of awesomeness!!!

  12. Awesome, I whis Gayle Forman visit my town, hope she likes the cupcakes too :D

  13. I love Gayle, it was awesome seeing this pictures, I am glad you had fun. Thanks for the giveaway :)


  15. JUST ONE YEAR still haven't read it yet :)

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  17. Thank you so much for the giveaway! I haven't read any Forman's book, but already I heard nothing but wonderful things about it. I'd love to win her book :D

  18. Awesome post :)
    I would love to read Just One Day :)
    Thanks for the chance!

  19. (This is Darith L)

    Wow, it's so cool to go to such a big author event. I tried reading If I Stay, but couldn't finish it. Hope to try Just One Day by Gayle Forman. :D

  20. I haven't read any of her books but I love to win/read one.

  21. It looks like the evento went great! I love Gayle's books... Hopefully I'll get to meet her someday...

    Thanks for the contest!

  22. Forever jealous, but also happy for people that get the chance to meet some of their favorite authors. Absolutely love Gayle Forman writing, so really appreciate that you're giving one of her books. :)

  23. Great recap of the event! I would love to meet her. Thank you for the giveaway! I need to read her other books, can't wait for If I Stay to be in the theatres.


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