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A Recap in Pictures of the NYC Teen Author Festival

Filed under: Check-it-out, Community, Reading, School Visits, Touching the Surface, YA Books, Young Adult (YA)

A recap of the NYC Teen Author Festival!!!!



Thursday March 21st was the NYC Big Read Event. And I was with this fabulous group at the High School of Fashion Industries.



Alexandra Monir, Aaron Hartzler, Kimberly Sabatini, Amy Spalding, Kody Keplinger, Jessica Spotswood,Tiffany Schmidt and Sarah Mlynowski

Besides loving the students at the High School of Fashion Industries, I loved their library and the special Charles Nolan room…





 And everything is always better with a little lunch!!!!


Saturday March 23, Symposium at the NY Public Library!!!!!

IMG_3893 A FABULOUS Panel!!!!

Defying Description: Tacking the Many Facets of Identity in YA

A.S. King, Aaron Hartzler, Marissa Calin, Jacqueline Woodson and David Levithan



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And this panel was so big I couldn’t get them all in one shot LOL!

Under Many Influences: Shaping Identity When You’re a Teen Girl

Katie Sise, Kathryn Williams, Jen Calonita, Hilary Weisman Graham, Deborah Heiligman, Amy Spalding, Kody Keplinger and Moderated by Terra Elan McVoyIMG_3898IMG_3897 2

And…Born This Way: Nature, Nurture, and Paranormalcy

But unfortunately, I had to leave and meet my hubby and kids before the end of the event. Although perhaps it wasn’t so bad because after a yummy dinner, we took the boys to see…


Although, not my favorite Broadway show, the boys loved it and I really got a kick out of the sets and the stunts.


Breakfast in a room with a view, then off to Books of Wonder!!!! Which was WONDERFUL!!!! And spotted….K.M. Walton in Books of Wonder with a reader absorbed in EMPTY. I had to take this photo LOL!

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IMG_3914 2And Aaron Hartzler signing my copy of his memoir, RAPTURE PRACTICE. (Available April 9, 2013)

IMG_3918OMG!!!!! And me, Fan-girling all over A. S. King!!!!!

DID YOU HEAR ME???? I GOT TO CHAT WITH A.S. KING!!!! *Does a little dance of fan-girlishness*

As you can see…NYC Teen Author Festival…made of AWESOME! To celebrate, I’m giving away my original copy of EMPTY by K.M. Walton because I couldn’t resist picking up a signed copy. *grin*

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Hope you enjoyed the recap and I really hope to be a part of the NYC Teen Author Festival in the future.

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It’s the NYC Teen Author Festival!!!!

Filed under: Booksellers, Check-it-out, YA Books, Young Adult (YA)

I am so excited to announce that I’m participating in the 2013 NYC Teen Author Festival!!!! The festival (a mix of public and private events) starts on Monday March 18th and ends Sunday March 24th with roughly 90 authors participating over the week and almost 50 authors doing a Mega-signing at Books of Wonder. To get the full schedule and the most up-to-the-minute news, be sure to stop by Facebook and hit the LIKE button…


Here are the public events I’ll be participating in…

Saturday March 23, Symposium (42nd Street NYPL,  Bergen Forum, 2nd Floor, 1-5)

2:10-2:40 — New Voices Spotlight

 Description:  Each debut author will share a five-minute reading from her or his work

J. J. Howard

Kimberly Sabatini

Tiffany Schmidt

Greg Takoudes


Sunday March 24:  Our No-Foolin’ Mega-Signing at Books of Wonder (Books of Wonder, 1-4): 


A.S. King  (Ask the Passengers, LB)

Emmy Laybourne  (Monument 14, Macmillan)

David Levithan  (Every Day, RH)

Barry Lyga  (Yesterday Again, Scholastic)

Brian Meehl  (Suck it Up and Die, RH)

Alexandra Monir (Timekeeper, RH)

Michael Northrop  (Rotten, Scholastic)

Diana Peterfreund  (For Darkness Shows the Stars, HC)

Lindsay Ribar (The Art of Wishing, Penguin)

Rainbow Rowell  (Eleanor & Park, St. Martin’s)

Kimberly Sabatini  (Touching the Surface, S&S)

Tiffany Schmidt  (Send Me a Sign, Bloomsbury)


Hope you get a chance to attend one or more of these events–I would love to see you. And just so you know, every time I look at this list, I’m Fan-girling all over the place (so many amazing authors that I love) but I can’t help myself from pointing out one in particular…SQUEE!!!!! I’M SIGNING WITH A.S. KING!!!!!! I just finished Ask the Passengers and I adore her books and her writing style. OMG!

After you’ve checked the full list on FB, tell me who you’re fan-girling off the list and would die to meet.

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The Bermuda Triangle Stole My Blog Post

Filed under: Blogging, Copy Edits

I was in the Bermuda Triangle of blogs posts this morning!!!!  Grrrr.  I had internet service, but for some reason, my blog page refused–absolutely refused to open–no matter what I did.  I was reluctant to shut the whole computer down, even though I suspected I needed to.  It’s just that I tend to have at least thirteen partially completed things pulled up and active at any given time.  I’m afraid of losing track of them in the shut down.  Finally I gave up, put them all on my dashboard, and did a restart.  It worked, but now it’s sooooo late I’m loath to post my planned Teen Seen interview.  It’s really wonderful, so I think I’m going to save it until Monday.

Hmmmm so how shall I entertain you now?  *eyes pile of edits and glances at watch*  I won’t, but I’ll share an exciting piece of news that I just found out about.  If you want to meet my favorite dragon and the amazing Jodi Moore, here’s your chance…

Off too edit.  *smooch*  Teen Seen on Monday!  Also, if you have any specific topics you’re interested in hearing more about in future blog posts, or have any questions I can try to answer, feel free to ask away.  Have a great weekend.

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