Stephenie Meyer

I went to Barnes and Noble about 12:30 P.M. today to get a ticket for Sarah’s place in line to meet Stephenie Meyer and get her copy of Eclipse signed.

According to Ms. Meyer’s website, the bookstore would begin issuing color-coded tickets at 11:00 A.M. I figured I would be one of the early birds, coming a scant hour and a half after the store began issuing tickets. Not so. Sarah will not be dead last in line, but she will be squarely in the middle with her red ticket.

Stephenie Meyer ticket

I guess I’m clueless, but I didn’t realize she was quite that popular! Steve did a quick Amazon search and let me know that her current release, Eclipse, has a sales rank of #13 in books, while New Moon is ranked #26. Twilight is still a respectable #58, despite the fact that it was released in hardcover two years ago.

I’m glad I had the day off for Rosh Hashanah, or who knows what color ticket Sarah would have!