Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Tour Dates Announced--AND A PRE-ORDER GIVEAWAY!!!

In case you haven't checked my EVENTS PAGE, I've finally updated it with my fall tour dates!!!! Here's the main stops:

September 28th, 29th 
Anderson's Young Adult Literature Conference
Hotel Arista 
2139 City Gate Lane
Naperville, IL 60563
For info on pricing, and all the event details, see the event listing HERE

October 1st 
Time still TBD 
124 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

October 4th 
7:00 pm 
4701 East Douglas
Wichita, Kansas 67218 

October 9th 
7:00 pm 
165 Western Ave N #14
St. Paul, MN 55102
*with Margaret Peterson Haddix* 

October 10th 
6:30 pm 
8620 S Howell Ave, 
Oak Creek, WI 53154
*with Margaret Peterson Haddix*

October 19th 
Less Than Three Conference 
Spencer Road Branch Library
427 Spencer Rd.
St. Peters, MO 63376
For info on tickets/travel, visit the website HERE.

October 22nd 
St. Louis Public Library (Central Branch)
1301 Olive St.
Saint Louis, Missouri 63103
*With Michael Buckley*

October 24th 
7:00 pm 
Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd 
San Diego, CA 92111

Yeah.... I can't believe how many AWESOME PLACES I get to go (and how many AMAZING authors I get to do events with), either. I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!

But I've noticed that whenever I post a list of events, the first responses are always from people in places I'm not going to see, wishing their city were on the list.

Sadly, I haven't mastered that teleporting thing, so I'm not able to get everywhere I'd like to go. But I've tried to come up with a solution that will hopefully help make it up to those of you I won't be visiting. And so, I give you: THE EXILE PRE-ORDER GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!

The first 100 people who pre-order EXILE and fill out the form at the end of this post will get this:

1 limited edition EXILE "Alicorn X-ing" sticker 
1 *signed* EXILE Bookplate (which can be personalized with your name)

I'm not requiring proof of purchase to enter--though I AM hoping you'll do the right thing and be honest. And I'm willing to mail the prizes anywhere--even internationally. All you have to do is pre-order the book and be one of the first 100 people to fill out the form at the end of this post (I will close entries on October 1st, regardless of whether I've reached 100). And if you already pre-ordered before you found out about this contest, that totally still counts. It doesn't matter when you ordered it, just that you did. Also: there's  no limit on how many times you can win. If you buy five books and fill out the form five times and you're in that first 100, then you get 5 prizes (also, you're awesome! I like you a LOT)

I *think* that covers everything--but if I missed something, feel free to ask any questions you may have in the comments. 

And I just want to end with  my deepest and sincerest thanks for all your enthusiasm and support for EXILE (and all my books, really). I can't believe there's less than three weeks until release, and I am SO EXCITED to have you guys read. I hope you love it as much as I do. And I hope to someday meet each and every one of you so I can thank you in person for all you do. You rock! ((group hug))

**Form has been removed, since the giveaway has ended. Thank you to all who entered!**


  1. Hi, Shannon. Lots of great places to meet your fans. : )

  2. OMG, You're coming to Ann Arbor! I'm SO coming to see you! I live here! Yay!

  3. And St. Paul! I'll see you when you're here!

  4. I know Natalie so I'm totally jealous. Best of luck with your tour and my cover reveal is today. So excited!

  5. MN!!!!! You (and MPH!!) are coming to MN. I'm so very very excited!!!!

  6. You're coming to St. Louis! EEEEEP! AND Michael Buckley will be there?! It's a dream come true! You don't know how happy this makes me.
    But all giddiness aside, I was curious; Will there be any sort of ticket for the St. Louis event? Or will more information be coming sometime in the future?

    1. I don't *believe* there will be tickets for the St. Louis event--but all I know is what's on the store website (the books are being sold by Left Bank Books). Here's the link to the event. If it doesn't answer your question, you might want to call them:

    2. Thank you for your reply!
      I am hoping to get to come and meet you and Michael Buckley. I will sure do my best!
      Thanks again!

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  8. Do any of your events cost to get into?

  9. Yay - you're coming to Michigan! You'll love Ann Arbor. Safe and fun traveling!