Yesterday, Kate Evangelista teamed up with National Bookstore for the launching of her newest book Til Death here in the Philippines! I've already read and reviewed the book here so you might want to check that out.
Kate answering questions from host and fellow author herself, Mina V. Esguerra. Kate shared lots of writing and publishing stories and advice, and hinted at the mayhem that will ensue in the Til Death sequel. She said that she prefers getting mixed feedback for her books because she wants to keep improving as an author, and all-positive reviews could hinder that. She also said that because Taste, Reaping Me Softly, and Til Death are the first books that she wrote, she's aware that those three have a few problems with regards to pacing and such, so she's addressed those in their respective sequels.
Other highlights of the event were a ninth-grader reading an excerpt from Til Death and Kate's Momager giving a heartwarming message. :3
Me with Kate (finally!) + the yummy food during the event. I went back to the buffet table twice or thrice, I think. Foooood <3
Photo from Kate of The Bookaholic Blurbs
Photos from Kai of Amaterasu Reads
The awesome PH book bloggers that I spent the day with! We lost track of time hanging out even after the event. Really looking forward to seeing them again on the 29th for another bookish day!