Last week I had the pleasure of attending a very fun event celebrating the launch of Soho Teen, the newest imprint of Soho Press.
Walking into the back room of Sidewalk Cafe in the East Village, my book-savvy friend Ashley and I were confronted with a crowd of fellow YA lovers. There were so many authors, literary agents, and other publishing people in one room that it was almost overwhelming.
|Tiger Beat, rocking out|
Fortunately for all, the all-YA author band Tiger Beat, featuring Libba Bray, Natalie Standiford, Daniel Ehrenhaft, and Barnabas Miller entertained everyone with some covers and their original "YA Song."
Ashley and I had a great time chatting with (in no particular order, of course): authors Courtney Sheinmel, Lynn Weingarten (the two of which I coincidentally ran into while eating dinner in the neighborhood!), Susane Colasanti, Sarah Beth Durst, Gayle Forman, Adele Griffin, Daphne Benedis-Grab, Deborah Heiligman, Aimee Friedman, Dan Krokos, and probably others whose names have unfortunately slipped my mind; my favorite editors from St. Martin's and Scholastic; and bloggers Nicole from WORD for Teens.
Before leaving the event, I snagged Soho Teen's Spring 2013 sampler (because, let's not forget, that's why we were all gathered together in the first place!). Want to see what Soho Teen's inaugural season is all about? Then here's your chance to read excerpts from Things We Saw at Night by Jacquelyn Mitchard, Who Done It? by Job Scieszka, Strangelets by Michelle Gagnon, and more!
(1) lucky winner will receive a Soho Teen Spring 2013 sampler
- US mailing addresses only.
- Contest ends 12/10/12, at 9 p.m. EST.