Meeting Katherine Arden + Giveaway: #Win a signed copy of The Bear and the Nightingale #Giveaway #Winter #Fantasy #BookLovers

Katherine Arden and me on book signing in Croatia

This post is long overdue, but as I already said many times before: better late then never.

Back in April Katherine Arden visited Croatia and had promotion of her Winternight series.
Arden’s books are very popular in my country so having a foreign author promoting her work was a big deal. Naturally, I wanted to go.

I went with my friend Monika who adores Winternight Trilogy (and who introduced me to these books).

Monika and me meeting Katherine Arden

It was really interesting to hear Katherine talk about her journey to become published author and how she got ideas for her books, but also how her own life reflected on her writing.
She also talked briefly about her on going middle grade series Small Spaces.

Katherine Arden promoting books

In the end there was book signing where she took some time to chat with everyone who came and thank them.

It was a nice experience and I wish I could participate in book events and authors meets and greets more often.
If I lived in UK or US, I definitely would because I feel like there are book signings all the time.


While I was there I couldn’t forget you guys, so I grabbed one extra copy of The Bear and the Nightingale, kindly signed by Katherine Arden.
I want to give back to you guys, who follow my blog genuinely.

This giveaway is international.
You must be 18+ old to enter or have your parent’s permission to enter (because I’ll need to ask you to give me your address so I could send the book to you).
Once chosen, winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to reply.
NO CHEATING! Cheaters will be disqualified

The Bear and the Nightingale UK copy The Bear and the Nightingale signed edition

This giveaway will be open for one week and I will email the winner. You can enter via refflecopter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

That is it!
Tell me do do you ever go to book signings? If yes, what authors have you met? Who would you like to meet?
Also, have you already read The Bear and the Nightingale?


  1. Tell me do do you ever go to book signings? If yes, what authors have you met?
    I only went to one signing, and that was of Karin Slaughter. I live in the Netherlands, so there aren’t that many here. I read in English, and the authors that do a signing here are the ones whose books have been translated to Dutch. (which aren’t that many, unfortunately)

    Who would you like to meet?
    I would love to meet Amy Harmon, Tillie Cole, Karina Halle, Darynda Jones, and Krista & Becca Ritchie.

    Also, have you already read The Bear and the Nightingale?
    No, I haven’t yet. But it has been on my TBR list for a while now.

    – Betul


  2. What lovely photos of you and the author and you and your friend. It sounds like a great day to meet the author and that she would spend time chatting with you all.
    I haven’t been to any book signings or meet and greets. I would like to meet Nicola May, Sophie Kinsella and any of the good crime authors I’ve read. It would be interesting to hear how they come up with dark twisted plots if they are relatively normal themselves 😃.
    Thanks for a lovely giveaway Irena.
    Amanda xx


    1. Thank you Amanda. I know that the photos are blurry, but they were the only ones I had from the event. :/
      It was a nice day.
      Ohh, I would also like to meet Sophie Kinsella. Maybe you’ll even have a chance, since you live in UK. If you do, send her my regards! 😉


  3. OMG Irena I am so happy that you got to meet her! As you said when we don’t live in the UK or US it’s a real treat when we can meet our favorite authors!


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