I was actually sad to learn that her reading was happening on my day off and that I would not be the one selling her books at the event, but then it occurred to me that I could just go and actually sit and watch the reading with my hot date, Kyle, and I was instantly better.
She was an excellent reader and speaker and I was pleasantly surprised at how much poetry she read and discussed. She went on and on about topics and would veer off in different directions but I loved it.
After the reading, I went up to her, got a few books signed, and totally gushed. I probably spoke way too fast. But she signed everything and talked more about poetry and horror a bit and she was the sweetest person ever. It was amazing.