This past Monday I had the privilege of attending an author event that I was very excited about. I went to see John Green and David Levithan co-authors of Will Grayson, Will Grayson (one of my favorite reads). I showed up two hours before the start of the event to find that there were fifty people ahead of me and by the end of the evening there were 300 people in attendance. WOW!!!

I not only had a chance to listen to John and David read parts of WG, WG but I also bore witness to debut author, Daisy Whitney (THE MOCKINGBIRDS...i got to see her ARC and it is so pretty) assisting them with a few lines which was so much fun to see and hear.
I am also very fortunate to live in an area that has some of the best YA writers around and I was able to say hello to C.J. Omolalu, Sarah Quigley, Jandy Nelson, Nina LaCour and Heidi Kling. Gotta give props to them for they are very supportive of author events :)
I also had a chance to see my fellow blogger peeps Zoe and Alicia and as always it is wonderful to see them because we love to chat about books and our favorite authors. The only negative blip I had in the night was the reason I did not have many more photos to present, but that is another issue to discuss at a later date.

So, without further delay here are my favorite pictures from the night. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
David Levithan reading the part of TINY Cooper, priceless!!

David and John taking photo poses because they could not take pictures with anyone due to the sheer volume of attendees

Daisy Whitney (reading as Jane) with John (reading as OWG)

The trio of authors getting into the reading for Will Grayson, Will Grayson

David and John at the signing table

Daisy Whitney up front and center with the John and David

Since we could not take pictures with John and David. I promised Zoe I would take a few with her talking to them both.

San Francisco, bay area author LOVE!!! C.J. Omololu, Jandy Nelson, Heidi Kling and Nina LaCour


7 comments on "Author Event Photos: John Green and David Levithan and more"

heidi wrote: April 29, 2010 at 4:12 PM

CUTE! Take the most fantastic picture!
Look at me in that picture. The beaming wild grin is because I'm sandwiched between all that talent and beauty!

Always love seeing you, Nancy. Thank you!


Jandy wrote: April 29, 2010 at 7:40 PM

That's why I'm beaming too! Awesome pic, Nancy! All of them are great. Loved seeing everyone!

Jandy


Daisy Whitney wrote: April 29, 2010 at 8:30 PM

Ooh, you are a fantastic photographer, Nancy! So great to meet you in person.


Frankie Diane Mallis wrote: April 29, 2010 at 8:47 PM

Those are fabulous photos sounds like an awesome event!!!


Nina wrote: April 29, 2010 at 10:55 PM

What a fun night! Thank you for posting!


So Many Books, So Little Time wrote: April 30, 2010 at 2:44 AM

Man, I'm jealous! It sounds like you had a fantastic time.


cynjay wrote: May 10, 2010 at 11:39 PM

What awesome photos! I got none because I had my dinky little lame camera that won't take a good photo more than 2 feet away. Luckily for all of us, you came heavily armed.

As Tiny Cooper would say: Hellfire!


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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 always best to verify any event prior to attendance.


JUNE

BAY AREA BOOK FESTIVAL
June 4&5 in downtown Berkeley
Julie Buxbaum
Gail Carriger
Rose Cooper
Time Federle
Daniel Handler
Matthew Jobin
Stephanie Keuhn
Stacey Lee
Wendy MacNaughton
Lauren Myracle
Alyson Noel
Caroline Paul
Yvonne Prinz
Jason Reynolds
Veronica Rossi
Joanna Rowland
Kevin Sands
Evelyn Skye
Wendy Spinale
V.E. Schwab
Jessica Taylor
Nicola Yoon

NINA LaCour and DAVID LEVITHAN & JANE B. MASON
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
come and check it out CHRISTY is moderating this event.

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

JESSICA TAYLOR a B-FEST Event
Barnes and Noble in Roseville
June 10-12

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

ANN REDISCH STAMPLER, ALEXANDRA SIROWY and COURTNEY ALAMEDA
Books Inc. in San Francisco
Wednesday, June 29 @ 7pm

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

JULY

FIROOZEH DUMAS
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Tuesday, July 19 @ 7pm

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

AUGUST

STEPHANIE KUEHN Launch Party for The Smaller Evil
Mrs. Dalloway's Books in Berkeley
Saturday, August 6 @ 7:30pm

WILL RITTER
Books Inc. at Laurel Village
Monday, August 29 @ 7pm




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