Author Tours 2009

I love to read, I wouldn't be here if I didn't, but what I also love to do is meet those authors that have enriched my world due to the amazing stories they have written. I have been very lucky in meeting most of those authors that I have adored, part of that luck is due to the area that I live in and the other is the spectacular book stores that I frequent. I have to admit sometimes I will travel a great distance to meet an author that I particularly like. I feel that book signings are a great opportunity to support author's you enjoy and you get to know more about the book, story and characters that you have come to admire.

So...I decided to start this post to give those that are interested a "heads up" on author tours that are coming up in 2009. If anyone has any other information to add, let me know and I will add it to the list :)
P.C. and Kristen Cast
House of Night Series
HUNTED book #5
Book Signing Tours click
HERE


This summer, teens will have the opportunity
to interact with five enchanting authors
with our Supernatural Summer promotion.
5 authors will hit 5 cities to promote their new books.
Click HERE for more info
Events will be recorded and promoted online!

Chicago, Cincinnati, Dayton
Melissa Marr (Fragile Eternity)
Kim Harrison (Once Dead, Twice Shy)
Kelley Armstrong (The Awakening)

Portland & Seattle
Aprilynne Pike (Wings)
Claudia Gray (Stargazer)
Kim Harrison
Kelley Armstrong

Cassandra Clare and the City of Glass book tour
Launch party and book signing information
HERE
Other book signings posted
HERE and on her website HERE
Attending dressed in character is encouraged :)

Torrance, CA signing with Lisa McMann HERE





Laurie Halse Anderson will be at Kepler's March 22, 2009. More information HERE



3 comments on "Author Tours 2009"

Bookgeek wrote: February 7, 2009 at 6:37 PM

Wanted to add that Laurie Halse Anderson will be at Kepler's March 22
And I wish the Harper authors were traveling to the Bay Area. The supernatural summer tour looks amazing.


The Ravenous Reader wrote: February 7, 2009 at 8:22 PM

Ohh drat! *smacks head* I knew I was missing something. I went to her website to find a link, but nothing was posted for a current tour, not even the Kepler event. I will add your event :)


dd03 wrote: February 8, 2009 at 1:19 AM

wooohooo! is excited for you...and of course extraordinarily jealous of your advance copies!

how do you do it? ancient chinese secret? would you have to kill me if you told me? O.O

lol

hope all is well with you! miss chatting with you!


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DEBORAH HARKNESS
Books Inc. Palo Alto
Tuesday, July 29 @ 7pm

ERIKA JOHANSEN * The Queen of Tearling

Book Passage in Corte Madera
Tuesday, July 29 @ 7:00 pm

DEBORAH HARKNESS-THE BOOK OF LIFE
Book Passage in San Francisco
Wednesday, July 30 @ 12:30pm

DEBORAH HARKNESS

Copperfield's Petaluma
Wednesday, July 30 @ 7pm

AUGUST

RACHEL DEWOSKIN
Book Passage in San Francisco
Monday, August 4 @6pm

GAYLE FORMAN, NINA LACOUR & JANDY NELSON
Books Inc. in San Francisco
Wednesday, August 6 @ 7pm

ANN AGUIRRE, VERONICA ROSSI and CORRINE JACKSON
Book Passage in Corte Madera
Friday, August 8 @ 7pm

MEETYA@DIESEL with MICHAEL GRANT
DIESEL Bookstore in Larkspur
Thursday, August 14 @ 7pm

SEPTEMBER

STEPHANIE PERKINS
A Great Good Place for Books in Oakland
Sunday, September 7 @ 4pm

STEPHANIE PERKINS
Books Inc. Opera Plaza in SF
Monday, September 8 @ 7pm

SARAH J. MAAS and VERONICA ROSSI
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Friday, September 12 @ 7pm

WENDELIN VAN DRAANEN and MARK HUNTLY PARSONS
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, September 17 @ 7pm

GRETCHEN MCNEIL and ANNA CAREY
Books Inc. San Francisco
Thursday, September 18 @ 7pm

JANDY NELSON and NINA LACOUR
A Great Good Place for Books in Oakland
Tuesday, September 23 @ 7pm

OCTOBER

LAUREN OLIVER
A Great Good Place for Books in Oakland
Wednesday, October 1 @ 7pm

LAUREN OLIVER
Book Passage in San Francisco
Thursday, October 2 @7pm

LAUREN OLIVER and JANDY NELSON
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Thursday, October 2 @ 7pm

RICK RIORDAN (ticketed event)
Fox Theatre in Redwood City
Wednesday, October 15 @ 7pm

CORY DOCTOROW and JEN WANG

Mrs. Dalloway's in Berkeley
Thursday, October 16 @ 7:30pm

MARIE LU
Face in a Book in El Dorado
Thursday, October 16 @ 7pm

GARTH NIX and MICHAEL GRANT

Kepler's in Menlo Park
Thursday, October 23 @ 7pm

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