I MET BECKY ALBERTALLI (aka author of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda)


Before I start, I just have to gush over how amazing the month of June was. First of all, it was #pridemonth so everywhere I went was filled with rainbows and sparkles and so much HAPPINESS. My heart felt so full. <3 And not to mention that I went to TWO concerts within THREE days. It was insane but so, so, soooo wonderful. (I touched Dan Reynolds' bicep. It was very soft. I'm talking baby butt soft, my dude.)

I also started a super-duper-top-secret internship (*wiggles eyebrows*and I got accepted into my dream school! Which feels completely surreal. I'm a little afraid to talk about it a lot because I don't want to jinx anything, but my sister keeps telling me to give in to the excitement, so...

And on top of all that... I GOT TO MEET SIMON'S MAMA. 


In case you haven't already read the posts (here and here) where I rave about the book Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda and movie, Love, Simon, then you must know that Becky Albertalli is one of my favorite authors... So, meeting her was definitely a dream.



The thing is, I had no idea she was coming here. I posted clips from the movie on my instagram story one night and a friend responded to it, saying she had the opportunity to meet Becky and watch the movie with her, and I was like: wut how where why was i not invited???

Apparently, it was an event held at a library not even that far from me. So, on the verge of tears, I did some research (aka stalking) and found out that she was having a talk and book signing at another library!

lol of course I went.





The town where the library was located is super small so there wasn't even a huge crowd. I expected us having to wait in line but nope. My sister, cousin, and I entered the building and were approached by a group of smiling people, telling us to help ourselves to lemonade and cookies (RAINBOW COOKIES + OREOS). We found seats right up front where Becky was standing while she spoke and answered questions, making eye contact with us every .2 seconds. I was beside myself. 



Then it came time for the signing and we were the second group in line, so we only had to wait a little bit. But Becky gave everyone her full attention and talked to each person individually, making you feel like you left the place with a good friend. 

Before I knew it, it was our turn in line and... I was shaking. I had no idea what I was going to say but, long story short, she hugged me and we talked about Nick Robinson and how he smells (Becky says he doesn't have a scent but she did say that he is a huge mama's boy so we did, in fact, leave with a satisfying answer). 





She even drew cute little doodles inside our books while we were talking to each other. We asked her to sign our email notebook that came with the movie and she said that it was the first one she had ever signed (EEEP). It's a good thing I didn't wear my doc martens because it was 90+ degrees out. I was going to wear them to complete my Leah look but I decided that the hair and shirt were enough. Becky actually complimented my cousin, sister, and I on our "looks" by saying we brought so much happiness to the front of the room.


ahh, look at all the book swag!



Afterward, we went out for some ice cream and ate it on our way home, then I posted the pictures + video my sister took for me and Becky commented on it, thanking me for the little gift that I gave her. (I cry.)




All in all, life has been really good, my friend.

It feels really surreal and sometimes I have a hard time letting things be when they are good... I'm an overthinker and my anxiety can get the best of me at times. But right now, I'm just going to appreciate all the lovely things that have been happening and I think you should, too. :)



TALK TO ME!

What is something good that has happened to you so far? DO YOU HAVE ANY BIG SUMMER PLANS? Do you have any small summer plans? What is something you've always wanted to do? I found some super cute cups and things at target that would make the perfect lemonade stand! I've always wanted to do something like that. (I even have a recipe for lavender lemonade (very yummy) + I made some really good oatmeal cookies the other night.) 

xx Kenzie 


p.s. IT'S CAMP NANO AGAIN! I absolutely forgot (*facepalm*) and I already signed up for it. I actually hit a huge writing slump and I'm having a hard time getting out of it... But maybe if I try to participate in Camp NaNo, I'll be able to beat it. How about you? Are you participating? What is your current WIP?


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  1. SKDKSKSKSDKDJKADFJLSFJKLSKJLASJKL; YOU MET HER I'M SCREECHING!! ! that seems so cool, meeting an author, tbh.

    -mckenzie
    the-anti-social-social-club.blogspot.com

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    1. ASDFGHJKL I'M SCREECHING TOO!!! It's honestly one of the best feelings in the world. <33

      Hey, I like your url. ;) Thank you so much for reading and squealing with me!

      xx Kenzie

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  2. THAT'S SO AWESOME! Her drawings on your books are so adorable. :D

    I hope you get out of your writing slump soon. <33

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    1. EEEP, THANK YOU! Aren't they? She was so cute while drawing them too. She kept talking to us and then all of a sudden, there was a doodle on the book. XD

      Thank you, dear. It's honestly the worst. And thank you so much for reading!

      xx Kenzie

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    1. EEEP, IT REALLY WAS! <333 Thank you so much for reading!

      xx Kenzie

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  4. OH MY GOODNESS!! THAT IS SO EXCITING!! I saw all the pictures on your Instagram page and could not help notice how much excitement you had! I FINALLY SAW THE MOVIE and I understand why you love it so much! It was one of the sweetest movies I have seen in a while. I didn't want it to end.

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    1. I also LOVE ADORE AND ADMIRE that glitter that you wore! (;

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    2. EEEEEEPP THANK YOU SO MUCH, VANESSA! <333 Ugh, I know right?! It honestly gave me so much joy and happiness. :') And AWWWWW you are too kind, my dear! I must say, glitter adds that extra special touch. ;)

      Thank you so much for reading and being YOU!

      xx Kenzie

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  5. Whoa that sounds awesome! Simon vs. the Homo Sapien's Agenda is one of my favorite books.

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    1. EEEP IT REALLY WAS! <333 Thank you so much for reading! Yess, Simon is one of my all time favorites! ^-^

      xx Kenzie

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  6. GAH can I just say how lovely your blog is? Your content and photos and design and everything is just always on point! :) <3 That is AWESOME that you got to meet one of your favorite authors. I still haven't seen Love, Simon yet but I need to! Sounds like such a wonderful day!!!

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    1. UMMM CAN I JUST SAY HOW MUCH YOU JUST MADE MY DAY?? Thank you so much, my dear. I'm going to go cry tears of happiness now. :')

      IT REALLY WAS! <333 And you definitely should! Such a great adaptation and representation of the LGBTQ community. :)

      Thank you so much for reading!

      xx Kenzie

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  7. EEEKKKK how exciting! I met the author of a couple of my favorite books a couple months ago, and it was so fun but also so nervewracking! I wish I got more pictures though . . . your pictures are so cute!

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    1. AWWW THANK YOU SO MUCH, HANNE! And oh my goodness, congrats on meeting one of your fave authors! It's honestly such a surreal moment because you're actually meeting the person that created your favorite characters and you're like omg is this really happening?? It's definitely a nerve wracking moment but it's amazing.

      I always prepare myself to take lots of pictures hehe but these were courtesy of my beautiful and wonderful sister, Lila. <3

      Thank you so much for reading!

      xx Kenzie

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xx Kenzie