Thursday, March 28, 2013

March Madness - Interview with A.L. Davroe - 3/29/13

Just when you thought the blog madness was over, here's another stop on the ORLEANS blog tour!  Swing by A.L. Davroe's fantastic (as in fantasy, steampunk, paranormal awesomeness) blog today for an excellent interview.  I spilled my guts about the snags I hit writing ORLEANS, and I even learned a little something about myself!

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Sorry for the tiny picture.  It's low res! 
Tonight we had a very cozy teen read night round table at the Central Library in LA (I love that place!).  Got to hobnob with some cool authors-- Chris Howard, Margaux Froley, Aaron Hartzler and the fabulous Cecil Castellucci, not to mention the librarian with the coolest boots, Mary McCoy!  (The boots are too cool to appear in this photo-- you'll have to use your imagination).  Teen Read Night is an awesome monthly event.  The next one is April 18th.  Check it out!

Next week, I'm down in Redondo Beach at Mysterious Galaxy.  Come on by and say hello!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

March Madness Continues -- LA Public Library Reading Night - 3/28/13

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the lively "DysLit" discussion at Skylight Books last night.  I had a blast!

Up next is LA Teen Author Reading Night at the Central Library in Downtown Los Angeles this Thursday night.  (Forgive the oddly truncated flyer.  It was the best I could do.)

Hope to see you all there!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

March Madness Continues!

Thanks to all of you who followed the ORLEANS blog tour, and a gigantic thanks to all of the clever bloggers that hosted me.  I had a blast jogging around the internets, wandering through your unique e-libraries.  Stay tuned for the winners of the ORLEANS DELTA RELIEF FUND Giveaway.  I can't wait to see who wins!
Now we leap from the page into REAL LIFE!  Come join me for the LA Premiere ORLEANS Event at Skylight Books next Monday, and the madness continues from there!
Monday, March 25 – 7:30 pm
The Kids Aren't Alright:  YA Dystopia with Chris Howard (ROOTLESS), Jennifer Bosworth (STRUCK), Cecil Castellucci (YEAR OF THE BEASTS) and me!
Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont, LA, CA 90027
Thursday, March 28 – 6:30 pm
Los Angeles Teen Author Reading Series with Margaux Froley (ESCAPE THEORY), Aaron Hartzler (RAPTURE PRACTICE), the charming Cecil Castellucci and me!
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Friday, March 29
 Blog Interview
Wednesday, April 3 –  7:30 pm
2810 Artesia Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Thursday, March 7, 2013

It's Here! ORLEANS in stores TODAY!!!

Run out and get your copy now!  Give it to everyone you know!  Excuse my enthusiasm!  I'm just so excited to share this book!

I will now call around to all the bookstores in LA to see if I can find it on the shelf. And then I will make it face outward so everyone sees it.* (Am I the only writer who does this?)

Happy ORLEANS Day!

Don't forget to keep following the March Madness Orleans Blog Tour (details below)-- today I'm at Green Bean Teen Queen, and there will be more to come!

*Note: A friend's mom started doing this with my books in her town years ago.  She calls it "grassroots marketing."  And yes, I have been known to join in on the "face out" campaign.  To all you booksellers out there, we promise not to make your shelves look messy, but we just can't help ourselves!