Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Book Signings Rock!

This past weekend I was fortunate enough to attend an awesome gathering of YA authors and book bloggers!

YA Authors Kristina McBride (The Tension of Opposites) and J.T. Dutton (Stranded - 2010, Freaked - 2009) were doing a joint signing at the Borders in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Before the signing Kristina and Jen (J.T.) met up with a group of us Michiganders - including YA Author Carrie Harris whose debut YA novel Bad Taste In Boys comes out in July of 2011 and who came out even though she had NO electricity thanks to a huge storm the day before.

We didn't take any pictures while we were eating, but check us out at the awesome set up Borders had for the signing!

Back Row: Tirzah (The Compulsive Reader)     Kristina McBride     J.T. Dutton     Shanyn (Chick Loves Lit)
Bottom Row: Carrie Harris     Me     Sara (The Hiding Spot)     Katie (Sophistikatied Reviews)

I seriously had the best time getting to know everyone and talking about our favorite subjects, YA books and writers!

I want to encourage everyone whether you're an avid YA reader, OR YA writer, that you reach out to authors coming to your area for signings. They're not as scary as you might think! And I'm sure that for any writer at a signing, a friendly face makes all the difference. Not to mention, it's always a good time when you get to talk in person with people who understand your love for YA. Get a group of YA lovers together for a book signing and have some fun!

Be sure to check out Kristina and Jen's books (and Carrie's AWESOME cover)!


L.J. Boldyrev said...

Awesome!!!!! SO wish I could've been there.
Lauren Oliver will be here at the Brooklyn Book Festival in September, along with Rebecca Stead and some others.

Meredith said...

What a great event! These books have been on my TBR list for a while--wish I could have been there!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Oh, how I wish, wish, wish more authors would come to my area. Montana isn't a place that packs them in. I did get to meet Brandon Mull, though! *sigh*

Summer said...

That's a wonderful picture of all of you. I'm not sure we get much here in Wyoming on the book signing front, though at the college authors come in during book month and teach seminars. I have only managed to make it to one of those.

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