Last week was a week of lots of book events. And boy am I regretting putting off posting about them until now! Because I went to 4 events last week! And therefore, I have lots of pictures and commentary to share.
On Tuesday, I arrived 3 hours early for a book signing at Books of Wonder. Why, you ask? Well, since the signing was for Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, and Lauren Destefano, of course I had to arrive early to beat the crowds. And it was packed in there! Everyone was squished together to see these three fabulous authors.
|Lauren Destefano, Cassandra Clare, and Holly Black|
Holly, Cassie, and Lauren each talked a bit about their newest books, read, and answered some Q&A. Here's a little video of Cassie reading from The Clockwork Prince:
In all, this was one heck of an event. I got books signed, snagged a bunch of awesome swag, and got to chat with so many lovely people, including Lauren Destefano, her editor, Amy from The Pages of Brooks, Vania from VLC Productions, and many, many others.
|me and Lauren Destefano|
Then, on Thursday, I found myself at the cutest little tea salon for the launch party for Bianca Turetsky's The Time-Traveling Fashionista. In addition to the cucumber sandwiches, scones, and miniature desserts, there was great company and conversation with my friends Mitali from The Alley of Books and Genna from Reading, Writing, and the World of Words, the lovely and fashionable author Bianca herself, as well as her publicist, editor, and agent.
|Me, Bianca Turetsky, and one of the sketches from the book|
While I was there, I also picked up an extra signed copy of The Time-Traveling Fashionista to give away here, so if you want your own copy, please enter below!
(1) lucky winner will receive a signed copy of The Time-Traveling Fashionista by Bianca Turetsky and a Time-Traveling Fashionista luggage tag
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- Contest ends 5/30/11, at 9 p.m. EST.
Then on Sunday, I went to two different events. First I went to Books of Wonder (again), this time to see Gary Schmidt, Maryrose Wood, and Barry Hoffman.
|Gary Schmidt, Maryrose Wood, and Barry Hoffman|
In the evening, I made my way to Brooklyn for Susane Colasanti's first Barnes & Noble event ever! The turnout for this event was also quite modest due to the holiday, but Susane still made the most of it with a fabulous reading and some really great Q&A.
|Susane Colasanti at her first B&N event|
I had a lovely time chatting with my friend Mitali from The Alley of Books, Susane's publicist, and the lovely Susane herself. And I made off with some cute postcards featuring the covers of Susane's earlier books.
|Mitali, Susane, and me|
And that finally brings this exhausting post to a close!