AUTHOR TOURS: SMART CHICKS KICK IT TOUR


Sept 2010 Tour 8 Cities 6 Authors/City All YA Paranormal
Our Tour, Our Way
Author tours are usually organized by the publisher. All we have to do is show up, which is great, but we started thinking maybe we'd like to try something different. Organize our own tour, just the way we want it. Pick the cities. Pick the authors. Organize the events. So, in Sept 2010, we'll do just that.

It's Your Tour, Too
Setting up our own tour is great. But it's not really about us. It's about the readers--getting out and meeting them. We'll be looking for input from readers to help us make this the kind of tour they want, too. And because we can't get to every city, we'll also be setting up a virtual tour component. We're still in the planning stages, but watch this page for more details.

Who:
Appearing at Every Stop
Melissa Marr www.Melissa-Marr.com
Alyson Noel www.AlysonNoel.com
Kelley Armstrong www.KelleyArmstrong.com

Appearing at 2-3 Stops
Holly Black www.BlackHolly.com
Cassandra Clare www.CassandraClare.com

Appearing at 1-2 Stops
Jennifer Lynn Barnes www.JenniferLynnBarnes.com
Sarah Rees Brennan www.SarahReesBrennan.com
Rachel Caine www.RachelCaine.com
Kimberly Dertlng www.KimberlyDerting.com
Becca Fitzpatrick www.BeccaFitzpatrick.com
Jackson Pearce www.JacksonPearce.com
Mary Pearson www.MaryPearson.com
Carrie Ryan www.CarrieRyan.com
Jeri Smith-Ready www.JeriSmithReady.com
Jessica Verday www.JessicaVerday.com
Rachel Vincent www.RachelVincent.com


When:
Sept 2010

Where:
We're still working on the list. Check out the discussion page to suggest a city ON FACEBOOK

OK if your from the San Francisco Bay Area then HEY this is a great opportunity. Get onto FACEBOOK and let them know that you want them to visit the Bay Area :)

2 comments on "AUTHOR TOURS: SMART CHICKS KICK IT TOUR"

Rachel wrote: August 17, 2009 at 8:33 PM

I want them to come to Florida. No one ever comes to Florida =(


Rebecca :) wrote: August 18, 2009 at 9:05 PM

I will have to find you on Facebook. Come to NC!


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Upcoming YA Bay Area Book Events

I have compiled all the SF, bay area YA and NA 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 best to verify all events prior to attendance.

2015

APRIL

ELIZABETH WEIN
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, April 8 @ 7pm

CARLY ANNE WEST and WHITNEY A. MILLER
NYMBC Event Books Inc. Alameda
Wednesday, April 8 @ 7pm

ELIZABETH WEIN
Copperfield's in Santa Rosa
Friday, April 10 @4pm


THIRD THURSDAY WINE AND BOOKS
Theme: We don't want to grow up. why adults read YA and why you might like it, too.
Thursday, April 16 @6:30-8pm

NEAL SHUSTERMAN
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Monday, April 20 @ 5pm

LEILA SALES
NYMBC Event Books Inc. Palo Alto
Monday, April 20 @ 7pm

GAYLE FORMAN

Montclair Presbyterian Church in Oakland
Tuesday, April 21 @ 7pm

SABAA TAHIR Book Launch: AN EMBER IN THE ASHES
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Tuesday, April 28 @ 7:30pm


The Epic Reads YA Tour featuring Susane Colasanti, Maria Dahvana Headley and Katie Contugno.
A Great Good Place in Montclair Village
Wednesday, April 29 @ 7 pm

MAY

MICHAEL BUCKLEY
Book Passage in Corte Madera
Saturday, May 9 @ 3pm

Fierce Reads 2015 Spring Tour with Katie Finn, Lynne Matson, Marie Rutkoski and Lindsay Smith
Keplers in Menlo Park
Tuesday, May 12 @ 6pm

NYMBC Presents the Summer of Swoon Tour: SANDY HALL, KATIE VAN ARK, TEMPLE WEST and KIMBERLY KARALIUS
Books Inc. in San Francisco
Thursday, May 14 @ 7pm

JUNE

MICHELLE TEA
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, June 3 @ 7pm

VIRGINIA BOECKER
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Thursday, June 4 @ 7pm

STEPHANIE KUEHN
Mrs. Dalloway's in Berkeley
Saturday, June 13 @ 7:30pm

AUGUST

SAN FRAN GOLDEN GATE AUTHOR EVENT
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway San Francisco
Saturday, August 8 11:30-4pm

Purchase Tickets HERE

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

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