She talked about how a theme in her books is empowerment and how in her YA books she wanted to have romance and a love story, but on equal footing with the guy, not where the girl gives everything up and that is her whole world. She spoke about her writing process and how she keeps character journals. Although, she admitted, some characters are fully formed, and Sybella was one of those.
Here is a picture of my signed Grave Mercy. I also was able to get Dark Triumph and my copy of Theodosia (her MG series) signed as well. A very pleasant and very informative event!