Four amazing days of author signings and pictures

I am always told how fortunate I am for all the author signings and events that occur in my area, and I have to agree. I am very greatful for the amazing indie book stores that are around to host this great authors and their books. The past few days was positively out of this world. Saturday I went to A GREAT GOOD PLACE FOR BOOKS and met Ruta Sepetys and she had a signing for her debut novel Between Shades of Gray. AGGPFB is a great little shop that I recommend to anyone that wants to spend some quality time in a great book store that has a lot of heart. Sunday I went KEPLER'S to see Kelley Armstrong who was on tour for her newest YA novel, The Gathering. Although it was a small event, I had a great time catching up with Angela, Alicia and her Mom afterwards. It is always the best part an event to dish on books and such. Monday was spent at BOOKS INC. in San Francisco to see the amazing Cassandra Clare and Fabulous Holly Black. These ladies are amazing and I am always in awe of being in their presence. I also have to give a shout out to the Not Your Mother's Book Club for hosting this great event with yummy food, contests and gifts. Thank you!! Tuesday, and let me tell you I was a tired girl by this day but I was too hyped up on adrenline to notice much. I went to yet another event hosted my KEPLER'S to see Cassandra Clare and Holly Black again. Yes, again but I don't care I adore those ladies too much to miss an opportunity. I had fun seeing old and new friends and talking about books until I could not think about anything else but sleep.

Holly Black reading from Red Glove and Cassandra Clare reading from Clockwork Prince

Holly Black and Cassie Clare having a good laugh about writing cliff hangers Cassandra Clare raising the roof at the Menlo Park library
Holly Black and Red Glove....Cassel *sigh*
OK...love these earrings
This event was quite full, did you find the bloggers?
I WANT THESE SHOES, drat that Holly Black for making me obsessed
My buddy Cinnamon and my Steampunk outfit that won me first prize ;)
Holly Black in the rapid fire question round
Cassandra Clare in the rapid fire question round
Holly Black, Ted Naifeh and Cassandra Clare discussing books
Kelley Armstrong talking about The Gathering
Kelley Armstrong at Kepler's
Ruta Sepetys discussing Between Shades of Gray
Ruta Sepetys at A Great Good Place for Books

1 comment on "Four amazing days of author signings and pictures"

lisa (the nerd) wrote: April 14, 2011 at 9:29 AM

thanks for sharing! loving these photos and stewing in jealousy at the same time.


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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.


APRIL

STACEY LEE
Teen Writers Group
at Linden Tree Books in Los Altos
Sunday, April 24 @2pm

RENEE AHDIEH with SABAA TAHIR
Towne Center Books in Pleasanton
Thursday, April 28 @ 7pm

MAY

SARAH MLYNOWSKI
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Sunday, May 1 @ 12:00pm(noon)

SARAH MLYNOWSKI

Copperfield's in Petaluma
Sunday, May 1 @ 3pm

SARAH MLYNOWSKI

Pleasanton Library
Monday, May 2 @ 5pm

AMIE KAUFMAN and JAY KRISTOFF
Redwood City Library RSVP HERE
Tuesday, May 3 @ 7pm

MORGAN MATSON with SIOBHAN VIVIAN AND SUSANNE YOUNG
Barnes and Noble in El Cerrito
Tuesday, May 3 @ 7pm

LAUREN MYRACLE

Copperfield's in Petaluma
Wednesday, May 4 @ 4pm

SARAH J. MAAS in conversation with EVELYN SKYE

This is a ticketed event
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, May 4 @ 7pm

AMIE KAUFMAN and JAY KRISTOFF with MICHAEL GRANT
Linden Tree Books in Los Altos
Wednesday, May 4 @ 6pm

JULIE BAXBAUM, NICOLA YOON, LAURA MCNEAL and JEFF ZENTNER
A Great Good Place for Books
Wednesday, May 4 @ 7pm

AMIE KAUFMAN and JAY KRISTOFF
Barnes & Noble in El Cerrito
Thursday, May 5 @ 7pm

JULIE BAXBAUM, NICOLA YOON, LAURA MCNEAL AND JEFF ZENTNER
Books Inc. in San Francisco
Thursday, May 5 @ 7pm

JULIE BAXBAUM, NICOLA YOON, LAURA MCNEAL AND JEFF ZENTNER
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Friday, May 6 @ 7pm

LEOPOLDO GOUT
Copperfields in Petaluma
Friday, May 6 @ 4pm

JESSICA TAYLOR Release Party
Barnes and Noble in Roseville
Saturday, May 7 @ 2pm

WENDY SPINALE Book Launch

Towne Center Books in Pleasanton
Monday, May 9 @ 6pm

EVELYN SKYE in conversation with SABAA TAHIR
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Tuesday, May 17 @ 7pm


WENDY SPINALE
Hickelbee's in San Jose
Friday, May 20 @7pm

LILY ANDERSON
Great Good Place for Books
Saturday, May 21 @ 7pm

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

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

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

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

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


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

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