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Friday, June 22, 2012

TGIF: Author sightings and signings

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I'm joining TGIF again today. This meme is hosted by GReads.  It's a chance to recap the week on our blog and answer a question.

Today's question: Tell us about an author you've met, contacted, stalked....

I've been to a few author signings. Last TGIF I showed you my stamped copy of Mockingjay.  I also got a bunch of books signed at BEA. I was telling Gretchen McNeil that I liked Possess and she said that some people thought that book was scarier than Ten.  So here's what she wrote in my ARC:





What happened on my blog this week? Click the highlighted text to check it out!

Monday I reviewed a great new YA contemporary, My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick 

Tuesday was Hot off the Presses!

Wednesday I kicked off a Golden Lily Giveaway with Trivia. Still time to enter! Check out today's trivia question here!

Thursday I tested my zombie tolerance by reviewing This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers.

Giveaway winners this week:

Hannah @ PaperbackTreasures won the two YA contemporary titles by HarperTeen author Gwendolyn Heasley!

Be sure to scroll down and enter Freebie Friday AND the Golden Lily giveaway!


15 comments:

  1. I am so envious of you that you met Gretchen!! I loved Possess and I am dying to read TEN. You know how I love my creepy books!!

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    1. I love Agatha Christie -- that's my kind of creepy :)

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  2. Gretchen McNeil is pretty awesome. I haven't read Ten yet, trying to get a couple reviews first, but I am so excited for it!

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  3. Ahhhh... I love this question! I keep forgetting about TGIF. Next week. Dang. I heart Gretchen McNeil. She was awesome! I can't wait to read Ten.

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    1. Next week is another good question about favorite reads of 2012!

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  4. I haven't read Possess, but Ten is definitely on my TBR list. Any book that is an Agatha Christie retelling and features teenagers trapped with a madman on a scary island is something i want to read! Have you started it yet? Anxious to hear your thoughts:)

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    1. No, I'm trying to read review books in order. So I have a few to get to first!

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  5. Lisa Kessler is an author I stalk all the time given that she lives so close to my city. I would be meeting her for the third time next month (if not next week).

    I met Tahereh Mafi, Anna Carey, Kami Garcia, Lauren Kate, and Ransom Riggs all at the same time. Very interesting people :D

    I met other authors but I can't remember their name at the moment - lol don't kill me.

    I plan to meet more authors in the future. I missed meeting Richelle Mead and Melissa De La Cruz this week and I'm so bummed. But there will be next time I hope.

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  6. Aw, I thought you were going to the Richelle Mead signing. Sorry you missed it!

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    1. I missed it. My companion was really tired and I didn't want him to be miserable so I just said let's just go home. My heart was crying lol

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  7. I think the only author I have met is Lisa Lutz. Although after the last book in her series I'm not such a big fan anymore cause I hate what happened lol Most signed books I receive by the authors mailing them to me or by winning them. There are not many signings near me except in SF which is a bet of a hectic drive with bridge tolls and no parking so I never go. Plus none of my local friends want to drive that far with me just to get a signed book. "-(

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  8. Gretchen cracks me up on twitter and in her vlogs. LOL I love what she put in your book too. I've read Possess and Ten already and I am not sure which I found scarier. Well, more like creepier. I did love Ten slightly more. Can't wait to hear how scary it was for you when you read it! :)

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  9. Great post Jen! The authors I met where Kami Garica, Margareth Stohl, Lauren Kate, and Anna Carey! Check my review Jen for Under The Never Sky and The Summoning!
    http://wwwthebookshelves.blogspot.com/2012/06/eerie-and-creepy-sumoning-kelley.html
    http://wwwthebookshelves.blogspot.com/2012/06/dystopian-romances-under-never-sky.html

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  10. I work in Early Childhood & the only author I have met, several times, is Mem Fox. She writes the most amazing picture books for children. My workplace often sponsors & arranges conferences for Mem Fox.

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