28 March, 2013

Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway Hop - Ends 4/5 (INTL)


Hi everyone!

I'm so happy to be co-hosting the Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway Hop with Kathy from

Please keep in mind that this post is early and most of the blogs will not have their post up until as late as 12:01 am on March 29 ET/9:01 pm on March 28 PT. Just keep checking the linky.

Today I am giving away up to $20 worth of books from bookdepository.com, which means this giveaway is open internationally! :) You can even put in a pre-order for a book you want that's coming up soon.

How about one of these New Releases?




Or one of these Upcoming books:





You could even order more than one paperback if it's something from last year! 
It's up to the winner to decide. 

If you won, what book(s) would you choose? Comment below!

Remember to visit all the great blog giveaways on the tour... head down to the linky below our Rafflecopter widget. None of the entries are mandatory but you should pick at least one to join! 


Giveaway Rules:
  1. Open anywhere bookdepository.com ships for free. (Internationally!)
  2. We are not responsible for items lost in the mail.
  3. One set of entries per household, please.
  4. If you are under 13, please get a parent or guardian's permission to enter, as you will be sharing personal info such as an email address. 
  5. Winner will be chosen randomly via Rafflecopter widget a day or two after the contest ends. 
  6. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to to the email, otherwise we will pick a new winner. 
  7. If you have any questions, feel free to email us. You can review our full contest policy here
  8. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ANY PERSONAL INFO IN THE COMMENTS. Sorry for the caps but we always get people leaving their email in the comments. Rafflecopter will collect all that without having personal info in the comments for all the world (and spambots) to find. 
Good luck!

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26 March, 2013

Sit tight!


We'll be back on Thursday with the Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza giveaway hop, but until then I have a super-good reason I'm not busily recapping events and writing reviews. 

His name is John Carter!



You can follow him, my girl cat Mars (Marceline the Vampire Queen) and her biological brother (and nemesis, apparently) Barnaby, on Instagram at #marsandbarsandcars (@frootjoos)

For now, I'm off to make him another batch of kitten formula :/ he's so little he can't feed himself yet!





20 March, 2013

Pause Button

I am really looking forward to this weekend when I can finally read some books and write some reviews! And maybe catch some shut-eye which has been just so difficult to schedule in this past couple of weeks :( Too much to do!

Tomorrow I'll be at Barnes & Noble at the Grove in Los Angeles for these lovely ladies:


Cassandra Clare with Lily Collins ("Clary Fray")





It's going to be packed! If you're going, please read the Official Event Page for wristband rules.
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Saturday morning, I'll be at Children's Book World for Ann Stampler's launch party for The Cats on Ben Yehuda Street. Don't forget to stop by Nightengail Art and There's a Book for the next two stops on the blog tour! We're also giving away a copy each of Cats and The Wooden Sword.

And *then* I'm cleaning my home office. Ergh.

And *then* I'm going to try to read a book I've been dying to read for a month now. Yikes.

Though I will probably be so worn out from all the excitement that I'll just fall asleep :/


So what are you up to this weekend? Follow my on Twitter & Instagram @frootjoos for books, books, and more books!

19 March, 2013

The Cats on Ben Yehuda Street - Review and Giveaway (US ends 3/30)



The Cats on Ben Yehuda Street
Illustrated by Francesca Carabelli
Publication date: 1 Jan 2013 from Kar-Ben Publishing
ISBN 10/13: 0761381244 | 9780761381242


Join Ann for the launch party at Children's Book World

Category: Picture book
Keywords: Cats, neighbors, friends, compassion
Format: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Source: Finished copy for review


Things are always the same on Ben Yehuda Street--cats, cats, cats everywhere--and boy do they love Mr. Modiano's store, the Tel Aviv Fish Palace! His neighbor, Mrs. Spiegel, loves to knit and spend time with her cat Ketzie. Ketzie shares fish from Mr. Modiano's shop with her friend Gatito. But old Mr. Modiano hates the cats as much as they love his shop. "Lo, lo, lo," he says, always declining Mrs. Spiegel's invitations to tea. All he wants to do is shoo the cats away (who never listen, by the way!) until one day, Ketzie goes missing. Uh oh!

I have to tell you first about how biased I am in reviewing this book. One, I am a cat lover and a knitter like Mrs. Spiegel. I have my own little gray cat (though she has more stripes than Ketzie). Two, I am friends with Ann. I designed her website and I think she is such a fun storyteller! Three, I love fish, of which there is quite a lot in this book. If I were to hold a storytime event for this I would probably serve kippered herring, lox (smoked salmon), and maybe seared garlic tuna, mmmmm! Though all but the most discerning little kids would probably prefer this kind of fish instead:

... not real fish

I loved the story and think it would make a great read-aloud for grandparents and grandkids together. I predict lots of meowing and "Lo, lo, lo"ing! Lots of little clues in the illustrations reveal details about everyday life in Israel, so there's a lot to point out and explain, whether one is familiar with the culture or not. The reader might wonder at Mr. Modiano's mode of transportation, what he's wearing on his head (it took me a couple of reads to figure out it wasn't a beret!), and maybe what Mrs. Spiegel is baking. Most importantly, what could have happened to Ketzie?

Themes like friendship, compassion, and generosity make this a gentle bedtime read. But while I like Carabelli's simple and sweet cat illustrations and painterly backgrounds, there's a certain level of detail I felt was missing. Maybe it's the knitter in me, always trying to spot drawings of yarn and knitted objects, but aside from a couple of balls of yarn, I couldn't really believe Mrs. Spiegel was much of a knitter, and that was a bit disappointing. The colors are also very muted and almost muddy for the most part. But I do like the little fish all over Mr. Modiano's shirt! 

Ann is giving away a copy of The Cats of Ben Yehuda and her picture book from last year, The Wooden Sword! To enter, just comment below and answer:

What is your favorite folktale?

This giveaway is open internationally! 

We hope you'll join us for the rest of the blog tour as well. 

Mon - March 18 - Alyson at Kid Lit Frenzy 

Tue - March 19 - Alethea at Read Now Sleep Later 

Wed - March 20 - Gail at Nightengail Art 

Thu - March 21 - Danielle at There's a Book

Fri - March 22 - Wendy at Noodling with Words 

Sat - March 23 - The Cats on Ben Yehuda Launch Party at Children's Book World, Los Angeles

Mon - March 25 - Julie Rowan-Zoch 

Tue - March 26 - Joanna at Miss Marple's Musings 

Wed - March 27 - Niki at Daydream Reader 

Thu - March 28 - Cynthia at Teaching in Cute Shoes 

Fri - March 29 - Colby at Sharpread

For more about the author, visit www.annstampler.com/pb and follow her on Twitter @annstampler as well as  +Ann Stampler on Google+. 

Thanks to all of our lovely tour hosts for taking the time to read and review The Wooden Sword and The Cats on Ben Yehuda!




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18 March, 2013

Ann Stampler - Picture Book Blog Tour

Hi everyone! If you love picture books as much as I do, you'll want to tune in for the blog tour that I am hosting for Ann Redisch Stampler to celebrate the release of her latest, The Cats on Ben Yehuda!



A few kidlit bloggers and I will be featuring her books over the next couple of weeks. Aside from her newest title, we will also be featuring The Wooden Sword: A Jewish Folktale from Afghanistan, which debuted last year.  

Here's the schedule! Find out what these picture book lovers have to say about Ann's picture books.

Mon - March 18 - Alyson at Kid Lit Frenzy 

Tue - March 19 - Alethea at Read Now Sleep Later 

Wed - March 20 - Gail at Nightengail Art 

Thu - March 21 - Danielle at There's a Book

Fri - March 22 - Wendy at Noodling with Words 

Sat - March 23 - The Cats on Ben Yehuda Launch Party at Children's Book World, Los Angeles

Mon - March 25 - Julie Rowan-Zoch 

Tue - March 26 - Joanna at Miss Marple's Musings 

Wed - March 27 - Niki at Daydream Reader 

Thu - March 28 - Cynthia at Teaching in Cute Shoes 

Fri - March 29 - Colby at Sharpread

For more about the author, visit www.annstampler.com/pb. Thanks to all of our lovely tour hosts for taking the time to read and review The Wooden Sword and The Cats on Ben Yehuda


12 March, 2013

RNSL 2013 Reader Survey - Giveaway (INTL ends 3/27)


Hey everyone! Just a quick post to say hey--should we stay on Blogger, or move to Wordpress? It's something Thuy and I have been debating for a long time. This blog would always be available in its entirety (well, until the end of Blogger, anyway, whenever that happens) but new posts would appear at readnowsleeplater.com on Wordpress instead.

Do you care? Does it matter? Now is your chance to weigh in! Of course we would still have reviews, giveaways, interviews, event recaps, and all that jazz... Comments would still use Disqus and it might just look a whole lot snazzier than normal. Mostly it would affect us and not you, but we value your opinions.

Oh! And also, just because you guys are awesome, if you answer the survey you get an extra entry in this giveaway, open Internationally, ending March 27! The prize is $15 worth of books from bookdepository.com.


Giveaway Rules:
  1. Open Internationally.
  2. We are not responsible for items lost in the mail.
  3. One set of entries per household, please.
  4. If you are under 13, please get a parent or guardian's permission to enter, as you will be sharing personal info such as an email address. 
  5. Winner will be chosen randomly via Rafflecopter widget a day or two after the contest ends. 
  6. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to to the email, otherwise we will pick a new winner. 
  7. If you have any questions, feel free to email us. You can review our full contest policy here
  8. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ANY PERSONAL INFO IN THE COMMENTS. Sorry for the caps but we always get people leaving their email in the comments. Rafflecopter will collect all that without having personal info in the comments for all the world (and spambots) to find. 
Good luck!





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11 March, 2013

Surprise! Author Event with Mindee Arnett


Hello, everyone. Today I have a recap of a surprise author event. I say surprise because my friends and I went down to Mysterious Galaxy Redondo Beach this weekend to do some shopping and realized when we got there that Mindee Arnett, author of The Nightmare Affair, was signing there that afternoon. Awesome surprise since I have been wanting to read her book. Luckily we arrived about 20 minutes before the signing started and had time to grab coffee and books before settling in to hear Mindee talk.

Mindee began by telling us that writing a book is a little bit like having a baby. You give birth to something that you love and it takes quite a long time. Weight gain is acceptable. Mindee said that she thinks the number of people you are eating for as a writer is proportionate to how many characters are in your book. Then she said she was glad she didn't write Game of Thrones, cause you have seen George R.R. Martin lately (total joke)?

Then Mindy read a bit from the first chapter of the book which sounded really fun. After that she opened it up to questions from the audience.


When asked about her inspiration for the book, Mindee said that she had been doing research one day and came across the painting The Nightmare by Henry Fuseli. It depicts a woman laying on a bed (presumably having a nightmare) with a demon figure sitting on her chest as she dreams. Mindee began to wonder what it would be like if, instead of a demon, it was a normal looking girl. Then she thought what a crappy job would be...and Dusty was born.

Last book read? Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (OMG so jealous!)

What is the editing process like for you? Mindee says that she is a natural "taker-outer" writer, meaning she tends to edit and cut a lot of things out herself. So her editing notes usually tell her to expand on an idea or scene more instead of cutting things out. She said that her notes for The Nightmare Affair were short and to the point - more magic and more romance.

Mindee believes that editing is a collaborative process and doesn't mind when she's asked to make changes. The editor is the outside view and, unless the changes are really against what she believes is right for the book, she will usually make them. She then told a funny story about how her (young) editor thought that she should remove a reference to Freddy Kreuger and A Nightmare on Elm Street since she had not heard of it and thought other readers might not be familiar with the reference either. However, after speaking with a few other editors and friends, was told that the Freddy reference was totally relevant and would be a cool addition. (Side note to say that Freddy used to scare the crap out of me as a kid. I mean, you can't sleep or he'll get you. Terrifying.)

Did you do any research on dreams or nightmares when writing this book? Mindee says that she loves research. While she did not to a lot of specific research on nightmares, she did research the meanings of names and a lot of folklore and legends. Each book in the Arkwell Academy series will be based on a folk tale.


Why do you think series are so popular, particularly in YA? Mindee said she wasn't sure why series were so popular and prevalent in YA. But she did have a theory that maybe teens are more obsessive in nature, which is why they are more attracted to series. They want more of what they love. Sci fi and fantasy also tend to go the series route. She thinks this is because the writer takes so much time building a world and they just want to live in it for a while.

Favorite and/or authors who influenced you? Laini Taylor, Maggie Stiefvater, Roald Dahl, C.S. Lewis, Frank L Baum, Stephen King, Jennifer Roberson, Mercedes Lackey

Are those streaks in your hair? (asked by an adorable teen) Yes! The streaks are fake and removable, which you can have with long hair. Mindee had in reddish streaks but noted that her press pic has blue streaks.


Mindee is super fun so definitely go see her if you can. Thanks to Mindee and Mysterious Galaxy for turning our trip to the bookstore into a special event. Sweet dreams (or nightmares), everyone!






09 March, 2013

The Fellowship for Alien Detection - Interview with Kevin Emerson



Thanks to Walden Pond Press for including us in the blog tour for The Fellowship for Alien Detection by Kevin Emerson. Click the widget below to listen to our interview*!

*Apologies in advance for the sound quality going in and out--I blame Skype :P






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Order The Fellowship for Alien Detection on Amazon 

Kevin's Bio:

Kevin Emerson has never been abducted by aliens, at least not that he remembers. He has been to Roswell, but all he found there was a cool key chain. Kevin is the author of a number of books for young readers, including the Oliver Nocturne series, Carlos Is Gonna Get It, and The Lost Code, the first book in the Atlanteans series. Kevin is also a musician. His current project is the brainiac kids’ pop band the Board of Education. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two children. You can visit him online at www.kevinemerson.net or tweet with him at @kcemerson.

Check out all the blog tour stops below! (Some are not up yet as of publication time, so check the dates!)

Monday, March 4th - Fat Girl Reading - Review, Author Interview & Giveaway

Tuesday, March 5th - Icey Books - Review & Giveaway

Tuesday, March 5th - Jenn's Bookshelves - Review & Giveaway 

Wednesday, March 6th - Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers - Review & Giveaway 

Thursday, March 7th - Candace's Book Blog - Review &  Giveaway

Friday, March 8th - Bumbles and Fairy Tales - Review, Giveaway & Author Guest Post

Saturday, March 9th - Read Now Sleep Later - Podcast Author Interview 

Sunday, March 10th - Milk & Cookies: Comfort Reading - Author Guest Post: Food from Fiction

Monday, March 11th - The Write Path - Review & Giveaway

Monday, March 11th - Word Spelunking - Review, Giveaway & Video Interview with Author 

Tuesday, March 12th - Buried in Books - Interview with the Characters of Alien Detection

Wednesday, March 13th - There's a Book - Turkeybird Interview with Author

Wednesday, March 13th - The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow - Review & Giveaway

Thursday, March 14th - Novel Novice - Author Guest Post: Kevin Emerson's Writing Playlist

Friday, March 15th - Jean Book Nerd - Review & Giveaway 

Friday, March 15th - The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow - Author Interview

Saturday, March 16th - Alison's Book Marks - Giveaway

08 March, 2013

Not Reading - Tiny Rant (2) and Giveaway (US ends 3/17)



So it's not often that I find myself not-reading. I almost always am reading except when I'm too busy writing/listening/typing... I can't process words incoming and outgoing at the same time. It's just too confusing! No reading makes me pretty crabby.

The last couple of weeks, in all of my spare time I have been designing websites, which was... a lot of hours. Really a lot. I'm torn between sleeping (I've been averaging two hours a night) and prying my eyes awake to get through another 30 pages of print, a battle I have lost more often than I have won. Ah well! It's not a total loss, and the things I have been doing other than reading have been fullfilling too. 



Tonight, for example, I'm staying up late to edit the podcast I recorded with Kevin Emerson. (It'll go live on Saturday morning for the Fellowship for Alien Detection Blog Tour! Some of the tour stops are already open, so check them out if you love road trips, aliens, and middle grade books!





In the mornings I've been listening to this year's Printz award winner, In Darkness by Nick Lake, which is a great, well-written book but very ummmm... dark? (Sorry, I'm very tired obviously.) It's a grim tale of a boy growing up as a gangster in Haiti, with his story linked to that of rebel leader Toussaint Louverture. It's just as well my commute is only 40 minutes long or I'd probably be a crying, sloppy mess from all the emotion in this book. And I know it's a form of "reading" or rather, being read to, but it's not quite the same as sticking your nose in a book.

Anyway.

Instead of reading Siege & Storm as I SO want to do, I have been working on yarncrawlla.com and misstammywrites.com. Click through to check them out! Especially Miss Tammy Blackwell's site, because she's the author of the paranormal YA Timber Wolves series, and Victoria Faye just made her some super-cool swag!


Before:

Don't look too closely!

After:


I'm so happy with the way it turned out that I'm doing a giveaway!

The winner gets to choose one of these possible prizes:

That's the shirt. You get to pick the color!

Giveaway Rules:
  1. Open to US only.
  2. We are not responsible for items lost in the mail.
  3. One set of entries per household, please.
  4. If you are under 13, please get a parent or guardian's permission to enter, as you will be sharing personal info such as an email address. 
  5. Winner will be chosen randomly via Rafflecopter widget a day or two after the contest ends. 
  6. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to to the email, otherwise we will pick a new winner. 
  7. If you have any questions, feel free to email us. You can review our full contest policy here
  8. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ANY PERSONAL INFO IN THE COMMENTS. Sorry for the caps but we always get people leaving their email in the comments. Rafflecopter will collect all that without having personal info in the comments for all the world (and spambots) to find. 
Good luck!

Which prize would you choose if you won? Tell me what and why in the comments!

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03 March, 2013

Stacked (7)


Stacked is our sister site's mailbox sharing weekly feature.

This week was really all about quality vs. quantity.

For review:


My turn with the YABC copy of Siege & Storm (The Grisha, Book 2) by Leigh Bardugo.
Can I get a SQUEE!?

This called for an awesome manicure with Shadow & Bone nail polish (two coats and a helping hand from nail expert Thuy because I can never get my left hand done correctly especially with an unforgiving formula like this blue-gray matte). Trust Leigh to have the BEST swag ever.


Another one of the most coveted ARCs of the year... 
Game by Barry Lyga (I Hunt Killers, Book 2)

Now Aly can send her copy to her dad back east and we can share this copy (what are work-wives for if not book sharing?). Thanks, Little Brown BFYR!

Netgalley:


I think this is one of those you-have-to-be-invited deals on Netgalley, so I want to thank Elizabeth Ross for the invitation to read her debut novel, Belle Epoque!

Won:


So I almost never win things on blog hops but not only did I win a copy of Born of Illusion by Teri Brown from Stories & Sweeties (thanks, Becky!), I also got Jersey Angel by Beth Ann Bauman sent to me from Little Library Muse (thanks, Latoya!). 

Outgoing:


Uh, giant piles of books to bring to the Sat, March 16 YA Book Swap.
More info at yabookcouncil.com!

Downloaded:


I took on a super-fun project last week for our librarian/author friend Tammy Blackwell.
I redid her website and she posted an interview about my methods/madness.

Do me a favor and leave her some comment love on her blog!

I downloaded her Timberwolves books (I'd already read the first one) from Amazon.com... visit her site and click on the covers in the fancy highlighted box at the top!

That's it for me this week. What's in your mailbox?


01 March, 2013

Uncovered (4): The Night Itself


Hello, everyone! It's Friday which means it's time for Uncovered, a weekly cover love post that I do over on our sister blog Nite Lite. When I feature a YA cover, I also cross-post it to RNSL. This week I have a really awesome looking cover to The Night Itself by Zoe Marriott. I can't remember where I first saw this now, but I immediately put it on my cover lust list. Besides being illustration based (I am so predictable), I love how the purple and pink really stand out. I am not sure what the patterns are going around the girl but they remind me of an octopus, one of my favorite sea creatures. Is it weird to say that I also like this girls haircut?  Now let's take a look at the synopsis. 
A breathtaking new urban fantasy trilogy from the critically acclaimed, award winning author of The Swan Kingdom and Shadows on the Moon. 
When fifteen year old Mio Yamato furtively sneaks the katana - an ancestral Japanese sword - out of its hiding place in her parent's attic to help liven up her Christmas party costume, she has no idea of the darkness she is about to unleash on modern day London, or the family secrets that she is going to uncover. 
The paralysing paranoia that descends on her before she gets to her friend's party is her first clue. The vivid and terrifying visions that nearly get her killed are a pretty good warning too.

The giant nine-tailed cat demon that comes after the sword and tries to rip her throat out? Overkill. 
Seconds away from becoming kitty-food, Mio is saved by Shinobu, a mysterious warrior boy. But it's already too late. Mio has ruptured the veil between the mortal realm and the Underworld, and now the gods and monsters of ancient Japan stalk the streets of London, searching for her and the sword.



With the help of her best friend Jack, a fox spirit named Hikaru - and the devoted protection of the betwitchingly familiar Shinobu - Mio attempts to discover the true nature of the sword and its connection to the Yamato family. Because if she doesn't learn how to control the katana's incredible powers, she's in danger of being overwhelmed by them. And if she can't keep the sword safe from the terrible creatures who want it for their own, she'll lose not only her own life... but the love of a lifetime.
How awesome does this sound? A YA fantasy novel with a katana, gods and monsters, and a fox spirit? Sign me up! Not only does it have a gorgeous cover but it sounds like an awesome book. This one doesn't come out until July 4 but you can bet that I've already got it on my wishlist.

Anyone else think those swirling tendrils look like tentacles?


March 2013 Events


You guys have no idea how long it took me to format this post, and I didn't even do pictures this time around. As you can see, March is an insane month for book signings. So many great authors coming to SoCal including Stephenie Meyer and Cassie Clare. There are also lots of book launches and The YAppiest Day on Earth, which sounds fantastic. Scroll down to see all of these events and more. Hope to see some of you out and about. Happy March!

Jessica Brody
Unremembered Launch Party
Tues March 5, 2013 730pm
Mysterious Galaxy Redondo Beach
2810 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90278 ~ 310-542-6000
event info

Shannon Messenger
Let The Sky Fall Launch Party
Tues March 5, 2013 7 pm
Mysterious Galaxy San Diego
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite #302, San Diego, CA 92111 ~ 858-268-4747
event info

Malinda Lo 
signs Adaptation
Thu March 7, 2013 at 7:30pm
Mysterious Galaxy Redondo Beach
2810 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90278 ~ 310-542-6000
event info

Robin Benway 
signs Also Known As
Fri March 8, 2013 7 pm
Vroman's
695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, California 91101
event info

Mindee Arnett 
signs The Nightmare Affair
Sat Mar 9, 2013 at 2:30 pm
Mysterious Galaxy Redondo Beach
2810 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90278 ~ 310-542-6000
event info

Dan Wells and Claudia Gray

Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 7 pm
Mysterious Galaxy San Diego
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite #302, San Diego, CA 92111 ~ 858-268-4747
event info

Jodi Meadows (Asunder), Cynthia Hand (Boundless), and Brodi Ashton (Everbound)
Fri March 15, 2013 7:00pm
Barnes and Noble (Westlake Village)
160 S. Westlake Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362, 805-446-2820
event info

Stephenie Meyer 
signs The Host 
Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 2 pm
Barnes & Noble The Grove
189 The Grove, Los Angeles, CA 90036
*Wristband event
Join us for an incredible signing when Stephenie Meyer and actors Max Irons and Jake Abel visit in celebration of the upcoming film release of The Host. (This event is wristbanded and wristband distribution will begin after 9:00 am on March 15.)event info

Debra Driza
signs Mila 2.0 
Sat March 16, 2013 3 pm
Mysterious Galaxy offsite
San Marcos Public Library
2 Civic Center Dr, San Marcos, CA 92069event info

Joyce Carol Oates 
signs Accursed (adult novel)
Tues Mar 19, 2013 7 pm
Vroman's
695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, California 91101
event info

Cassie Clare 
signs Clockwork Princess
Thurs March 21, 2013 7:00pm
Barnes & Noble The Grove
189 The Grove, Los Angeles, CA 90036
*This event will be wristbanded. Wristbands will be available when B&N opens at 9am on Friday, March 21, 2013 with the purchase of Clockwork Princess. Please check www.bn.com for event updates or call the store at 323.525.0270 with any questions.
event info

Marie Lu

signs Prodigy
Thurs March 21, 2013 7 pm
Vroman's
695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, California 91101
event info

Cassie Clare
signs Clockwork Princess
Fri March 22, 2013 6:00 PM
Whale of a Tale Bookshop
Offsite Event at Mission Viejo Library
100 Civic Center Drive, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
This is a ticketed event. Tickets are $21.50 and include a copy of the new book, Clockwork Princess, and book signing.….additional titles will be available for purchase at the event. For information please call Whale of a Tale at 949-854-8288 or Mission Viejo Library 949-830-7100 Ext. 5105

Jenn Reese
Mirage Book Launch Party
Sat March 23, 2013 2pm
Once Upon A Time
2207 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020 - 818-248-9668
event info

Ann Stampler
The Cats on Ben Yehuda Street Launch Party
Sat March 23, 2013 10:30am
Children's Book World
10580 1/2 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90064
event info

Mary Pearson 
signs Fox Forever
Sun Mar 24, 2013 2pm
Mysterious Galaxy San Diego
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite #302, San Diego, CA 92111 ~ 858-268-4747
event info

Shannon Messenger
signs Let the Sky Fall 
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7pm
Mysterious Galaxy San Diego
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite #302, San Diego, CA 92111 ~ 858-268-4747
event info

Cat Patrick
signs Revived
Wed March 27, 2013 7pm
Barnes & Noble
The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036 - 323-525-0270
event info

Stacey Jay
signs Romeo Redeemed
Thu March 28, 2013 at 7 pm
Barnes & Noble Americana
The Americana at Brand
210 Americana Way, Glendale, CA 91210, 818-545-9146event info

Debra Driza (MILA 2.0) and Chris Howard (Rootless) 
Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 7 pm
Mysterious Galaxy San Diego
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite #302, San Diego, CA 92111 ~ 858-268-4747
event info

The YAppiest Day on Earth
Sat March 30 8, 2013 am-8 pm
Disneyland - Anaheim
Spend the day at Disneyland with 16 authors! Join Elise Allen, Carrie Arcos, Jessica Brody, Sean Beaudoin, Jennifer Bosworth, Martha Brockenbrough, Cecil Castellucci, Kevin Emerson, Chris Howard, Lish McBride, Gretchen McNeil, Robin Mellom, Shannon Messenger, Cat Patrick, Kasie West, and Gabrielle Zevin in the land of enchantment! The YAppiest Day will wrap up at the Anabella Hotel, where the authors will sign books for fans! event info
*Note that this event sounds awesomely fun. Unfortunately I don't think I can make it but pretty sure that @frootjoos is going. Take pics!

Save the date:
Lemony Snicket & Jon Klassen 
signing The Dark
at Mrs. Nelson's Tues April 23, 2013
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