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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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 best to verify all events prior to attendance.

2014

APRIL

LAINI TAYLOR
Books Inc. At Alameda Free Library
Tuesday, April 15 @ 7pm

MATTHEW JOBIN

Kepler's in Menlo Park
Friday, April 18 @ 7pm

Not Your Mother's Actual Book Club
Books Inc. in Palo Alto
FREAK BOY by Kristin Elizabeth Clark
Monday, April 21 @ 6pm

ANDREA CREMER

Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, April 23 @ 7pm

ANDREA CREMER
Rakestraw Books in Danville
Thursday, April 24 @ 7pm

JENNY LUNDQUIST
Face in a book in El Dorado
Friday, April 25 time TBA

MAY

JENNY HAN & MORGAN MATSON
Book Passage in Corte Madera
Monday, May 6 @ 6pm

JILIAN TAMAKI

Copperfields in Petaluma
Wednesday, May 7 @ 3pm

JENNIFER DONNELLY
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Thursday, May 8 @ 7pm

KENNETH OPPEL

Copperfield's in Petaluma
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

STORY CRUSH TOUR
KIERA CASS, KEVIN EMERSON and AMANDA MACIEL

Books Inc. in Palo Alto
Wednesday, May 21 @ 7pm

KENNETH OPPEL

Hicklebee's in San Jose
Wednesday, May 21 @ 7pm

NINA LACOUR
Diesel Bookstore in Oakland
Thursday, May 22 @ 7pm

KENNETH OPPEL
Reading Bug in San Carlos
Thursday, May 22 @ 7pm

BRANDY COLBERT and STEPHANIE KUEHN
Mrs. Dalloway's in Berkeley
Saturday, May 31 @ 7:30pm

JUNE

FIERCE READS TOUR 2014
Leigh Bardugo, Ava Dellaria, Emmy Laybourne, Jennifer Malhieu
Book Passage in San Francisco
Wednesday, June 18 TIME TBA

JULY

Not YA but a favorite author of mine
DEBORAH HARKNESS
Books Inc. Palo Alto
Tuesday, July 29 @ 7pm

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

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