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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Upcoming YA Bay Area Book Events

I have compiled all the SF, bay area YA events in this section. If you know of any events that I have failed to post, please let me know. Also, please keep in mind that some events may change and it is always best to verify any event prior to attendance.


MAY


STACEY LEE Launch Party
Books Inc. in Palo Alto
Thursday, May 26 @ 7pm


JUNE

BAY AREA BOOK FESTIVAL
June 4&5 in downtown Berkeley
Julie Buxbaum
Gail Carriger
Veronica Rossi
Daniel Handler
Stephanie Keuhn
Stacey Lee
Caroline Paul
Wendy MacNaughton
Lauren Myracle
Alyson Noel
Yvonne Prinz
Jason Reynolds
Evelyn Skye
Wendy Spinale
V.E. Schwab
Nicola Yoon

NINA LaCour and DAVID LEVITHAN
Books Inc. in SF OPERA PLAZA
Tuesday, June 7 @ 7pm

BRODI ASHTON, CYNTHIA HAND, and JODI MEADOWS (My Lady Jane)
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, June 8 @ 7pm

JENNIFER LYNN BARNES, TIFFANY SCHMIDT and TARA ALTEBRANDO
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Thursday, June 9 @ 7pm RSVP Here

STACEY LEE with JANDY NELSON

Barnes and Noble in El Cerrito
Friday, June 10 @ 7pm

WENDY SPINALE

Linden Tree Books in Los Altos
Friday, June 10 @ 6pm

LILY ANDERSON a B-FEST Event

Barnes and Noble in Emeryville
Friday, June 10 @ 7pm

AASHNA AVACHAT
Barnes and Noble in Dublin
Saturday, June 11 @ 12 NOON

LILY ANDERSON
Barnes and Noble in Roseville
Saturday, June 11 @ 12 NOON

JENNIVER NIVEN a B-FEST Event

Barnes and Noble in Dublin
Saturday, June 11 @ 2pm

WENDY SPINALE a B-FEST Event

Barnes and Noble in El Cerrito
Saturday, June 11 @ 4pm

B-FEST Book Festival Panel(s) with
Hannah Jayne, Gayle Parness, Jane George and Wendy Spinale

Barnes and Noble in Dublin
Sunday, June 12 @ 12 Noon and 2:00pm

ANN JACOBUS
Barnes and Nobel in Corte Madera
Sunday, June 12 @ 2pm

WENDY SPINALE
Book Passage in Corte Madera
Friday, June 17 @ 6pm

STACEY LEE
Mrs. Dalloway's in Berkeley
Thursday, June 30 @ 7:30pm

JULY

SONYA MUKHERJEE
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Thursday, July 28 @ 7pm

AUGUST


...and lots more events are coming. I am so excited but cannot share them yet :) Stay Tuned!!

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