This week is the week of tired arms, late nights, and slight headaches.
Teen Author Carnival
The Teen Author Carnival was on Wednesday, where I dragged one of my friends with me. (Thanks for attending TAC with me Michelle, if you ever see this. :P)
I attended two panels in the Teen Author Carnival. The first panel I attended was Reality Bites, featuring Elizabeth Scott, Allen Zadoff, Ann Stampler, Leila Sales, Cat Patrick, Suzanne Young, and David Levithan.
Please note that some pictures are blurry since I was sitting kind of far away from the authors. (Not to mention my non-existent camera skills)
Elizabeth Scott is not pictured because she came late and the only picture I have of her is of her looking down.
From left to right: Allen Zadoff (Boy Nobody), Ann Stampler (Where It Began), Leila Sales (This Song Will Save Your Life), Cat Patrick (The Originals), Suzanne Young (The Program), and David Levithan (Invisibility).
The second panel I attended is called She’s No Pushover, featuring Kat Zhang, Sarah Maas, Susan Dennard, Mari Mancusi, Cat Patrick, Suzanne Young, and Cristin Terrill.
From left to right: Kat Zhang (What’s Left of Me), Sarah Maas (Throne of Glass), Susan Dennard (Something Strange and Deadly), Mari Mancusi (Scorched), Cat Patrick (The Originals), Suzanne Young (The Program), and Cristin Terrill (All Our Yesterdays).
And then, after the panel, there was a book signing!
I bought What’s Left of Me just this week, especially when I heard that Kat Zhang was attending the Teen Author Carnival.
And the library also gave out some ARCs. My friend Michelle didn’t want hers, so she gave the ones she had to me. (Thank you Michelle!) Ink is the only one not signed because Amanda Sun didn’t attend the Teen Author Carnival. I can’t to read all of these!
Union Square Book Signing
On Thursday night at Union Square Barnes & Noble, there was a Penguin Teen event, featuring Richelle Mead, Marie Lu, Sarah Dessen, Rick Yancey, and Andrea Cremer.
One of the things that they had talked about was the weirdest request they got from their fans. Richelle Mead said that once she got an email asking for her height and shoe size; it was also sent to other authors. Richelle didn’t answer back of course. Marie Lu also had a weird email, which, at first, she thought was spam. The person knew her and her books…then said that since she was so rich, could she buy that person a house? Yeah, I know right? How weird.
And oh, just so you know, Rick Yancey’s guilty pleasure is to tell his wife that he has to go to the bathroom…and then check any mentions of his name on twitter. Yeah, that means that he probably saw my tweets. :P
Now, onto the book signing! I got Bloodlines, The Golden Lily, two copies of The Indigo Spell, Legend, Prodigy, This Lullaby, The Moon and More, and The Truth About Forever signed.
Bloodlines (Bloodlines #1) by Richelle Mead
The Golden Lily (Bloodlines #2) by Richelle Mead
The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines #3) by Richelle Mead
Legend (Legend #1) by Marie Lu
Prodigy (Legend #2) by Marie Lu
I also bought a book at Strand.
The Impossibility of Tomorrow (Incarnation #2) by Avery Williams
Now, time for the giveaway! Want to win a signed copy of Richelle Mead’s The Indigo Spell? Just enter below! The giveaway is international.
- This contest is open INTERNATIONALLY.
- The giveaway will run until June 28, 2013.
- You must be 18 years or older, or have parents’ permission to enter.
- All your entries will be disqualified if you pickup entries for something you haven’t done. (I had to do this for so many of my last giveaways, please don’t make me do this again.)
- If you only use ONE account to do all these tasks and enter under different names, they will still only constitute as ONE entry.
- If the winner does not respond to my e-mail within 48 hours, I will have to choose another winner.
- I am not responsible for any items lost in the mail.