Oct 4 2011 7:00 pm
ATTENTION TEENS ANDTWEENS!
Two of America’s hottestYoung Adult authors will be visiting A Great Good Place for Books!

A Great Good Place forBooks proudly welcomes Stephanie Perkins and Maureen Johnson, as they read fromtheir new books, LOLA AND THE BOY NEXTDOOR and NAME OF THE STAR on Tuesday,October 4th at 7:00 p.m.




LOLA AND THE BOYNEXTDOOR

In this companion novel(Lola and the Boy Next Door) to Anna and the French Kiss, two teens discoverthat true love may be closer than they think

For budding costumedesigner Lola Nolan, the more outrageous, the outfit - more sparkly, more fun,more wild - the better. But even though Lola's style is outrageous, she's adevoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everythingis pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreadedBell twins move back into the house next door.

When the family returnsand Cricket - a gifted inventor and engineer - steps out from his twin sister'sshadow and back into Lola's life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime offeelings for the boy next door.

NAME OF THESTAR

The day Louisianateenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London marks a memorable occasion. For Rory,it's the start of a new life at a London boarding school. But for many, thiswill be remembered as the day a series of brutal murders broke out across thecity, gruesome crimes mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper events of more thana century ago.

Soon "Rippermania" takeshold of modern-day London, and the police are left with few leads and nowitnesses. Except one. Rory spotted the man police believe to be the primesuspect. But she is the only one who saw him. Even her roommate, who was walkingwith her at the time, didn't notice the mysterious man. So why can only Rory seehim? And more urgently, why has Rory become his next target? In thisedge-of-your-seat thriller, full of suspense, humor, and romance, Rory willlearn the truth about the secret ghost police of London and discover her ownshocking abilities.

About theAuthor
Maureen Johnson (http://www.maureenjohnsonbooks.com/) isthe author of seven young adult novels, including the New York Times bestsellingLet It Snow. She lives in New York City.



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2 comments on "Bay Area Author Event: Maureen Johnson and Stephanie Perkins"

Lisa wrote: October 3, 2011 at 1:02 PM

I get to meet both of these authors tonight in Petaluma! I'm so excited!


Little Miss Becky : ) wrote: October 3, 2011 at 10:18 PM

I'll be at their signing on the 5th in San Fran---very excited to meet them both and get my hands on Lola and Name of the Star! I've been resisting buying them until the event!


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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

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
in conversation with Ryan Graudin
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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