Sorry for the lack of blogging this week. I'm still struggling to catch up on ALL THE THINGS after the deadline of doom. Plus I had some AMAZING school visits yesterday, and those always take a big chunk of time to prepare for.
ANYWAY, enough making excuses. I just wanted to give a quick update on some seriously awesome events I have coming up in the next couple of weeks, in case you missed them on my Appearances page. If you are in SoCal or Arizona, PLEASE COME!!!
First up: the amazingly epic YAllapalooza, hosted by the ever-awesome Changing Hands. It's one of the coolest events I've ever been to--part writers conference (in the morning) part super-cool author panel/signing (in the evening) and people can pick and choose if they want to do one or both. Here's the deets:
Young Adult Writing Conference:
When: Saturday, January 26th, 8:30am - 3:00pm
Where: Dobson High School
1501 W. Guadalupe Rd, Mesa 85202
For prices and registration info (plus a list of the full faculty) go HERE.
When: Saturday, January 26th, 4:00pm
Where: Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S McClintock Dr. Tempe, Arizona 85283
Attending authors: Tom Leveen, Cecil Castelluci, Amy Fellner Dominy, Shannon Messenger, Suzanne Lazear, Janni Lee Simner, Kevin Emerson, Erin Jade Lange, Lisa McMann, Suzanne Young, James A. Owen, C.J. Hill (aka Janette Rallison), Laura Ellen, and Lisa Schroeder
For more info, go HERE.
The next day I am doing a SUPER-FUN event back in Los Angeles, so SOCAL PEOPLE MARK THOSE CALENDARS. It's called the Mother-Daughter book party, and it's a special afternoon event for mothers and daughters (grades 3-6) with 7 amazing authors (well... 6, plus a shenanigan causing Shannon Messenger). Here's the details:
When: Sunday, January 27th, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse
1010 Foothill Boulevard ~ La Canada, CA
Cost: $5 for a ticket that covers both mother & daughter
(and gets you $2 off your first book purchase)
Attending authors: Joan Bransfield Graham, Leslie Margolis, Robin Mellom, Shannon Messenger, Lin Oliver, Jenn Reese, and Joyce Lee Wong
For more info, email Catherine Linka at: catherinel (at) flintridgebooks (dot) com
And last but not least, I have finally booked the launch party for LET THE SKY FALL!!!!! It's going to be at the same place where I did the launch for KEEPER, and once again there will be prizes and cupcakes and lots of awkward Shannon-rambling. And you all know how much I worry about nobody showing up to these things so please, I am not above begging. MARK THOSE CALENDARS!!!! Here's the details:
When: Tuesday, March 5th, 6:30 pm
Where: Barnes & Noble Oceanside
2615 Vista Way Oceanside, CA 92054
Who can come: EVERYONE!!!!
Seriously, I know some launch parties are more like private events, but this one isn't. It's open to ANYONE. Bring a friend. Drag a total stranger. Doesn't matter to me!
That's all for now. Hope to see some of you guys there!!!!!!!