Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Book Signings Rock!

This past weekend I was fortunate enough to attend an awesome gathering of YA authors and book bloggers!

YA Authors Kristina McBride (The Tension of Opposites) and J.T. Dutton (Stranded - 2010, Freaked - 2009) were doing a joint signing at the Borders in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Before the signing Kristina and Jen (J.T.) met up with a group of us Michiganders - including YA Author Carrie Harris whose debut YA novel Bad Taste In Boys comes out in July of 2011 and who came out even though she had NO electricity thanks to a huge storm the day before.

We didn't take any pictures while we were eating, but check us out at the awesome set up Borders had for the signing!

Back Row: Tirzah (The Compulsive Reader)     Kristina McBride     J.T. Dutton     Shanyn (Chick Loves Lit)
Bottom Row: Carrie Harris     Me     Sara (The Hiding Spot)     Katie (Sophistikatied Reviews)

I seriously had the best time getting to know everyone and talking about our favorite subjects, YA books and writers!

I want to encourage everyone whether you're an avid YA reader, OR YA writer, that you reach out to authors coming to your area for signings. They're not as scary as you might think! And I'm sure that for any writer at a signing, a friendly face makes all the difference. Not to mention, it's always a good time when you get to talk in person with people who understand your love for YA. Get a group of YA lovers together for a book signing and have some fun!

Be sure to check out Kristina and Jen's books (and Carrie's AWESOME cover)!


  1. So jealous. No authors ever do signings in Atlanta or much of the southeast in general. What is that?! lol I guess I'll have to go up north to see some of my favs. Awesome you got to meet them!! I really want to read "Bad Taste In Boys"!! She seems awesome. :)

  2. Oh, I'm so jealous, Valerie! I love book signings and am itching to go again. I'm glad you got to meet such great authors.

  3. SO awesome! Great photo. I would LOVE to hang with Carrie!

  4. I'm jealous too. I never get the chance to go to signings. :(

  5. I agree with Kristi! So jealous of this awesome-not-to-be-missed signing!

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