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First post-baby appearance!

Considering I can barely keep up with my Internet empire, it shouldn't be a surprise that I'm not planning on doing any hardcore touring or signings until The Golden Lily comes out in June 2012. However, when a signing comes to me, it's hard to refuse.

In a week and a half, suburban Seattle will be hosting the Northwest Bookfest. Seeing as I live in suburban Seattle, this location is pretty convenient for me. The event is two days long, October 1 & 2, and is jam-packed with authors, panels, and signings. All genres and styles are covered. On Saturday, October 1, my pals Kat Richardson, Cherie Priest, Mark Henry, and Mark Teppo will be talking about steampunk. On Sunday, October 2, I'll be talking teen stuff with the Smart Chicks.

If you're not familiar with the Smart Chicks, they're a group of YA authors that go on a national tour each year, with different authors rotating through. You can read more about their schedule here. Even if you don't live in Seattle, maybe they'll be touring near you. We'll be doing three panels on October 2, and here are the times and awesome YA authors appearing:

1pm - Boundaries and Older YA

Moderator = Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Stephanie Kuehnert
Melissa Marr
Richelle Mead
Sara Zarr

2PM - First Teen Reads

Moderator = Melissa Marr
Kelley Armstrong
Jennifer Barnes
Rachel Caine
Sophie Jordan

3PM - Mixing Genres/Ages

Moderator = Kelley Armstrong
Melissa de la Cruz
Nina Kiriki Hoffman
Jeri Smith-Ready
Margaret Stohl
Rachel Vincent

Awesome, huh? At 4pm, after the panels, we'll be doing a book signing. There will be books on sale, and you can bring your own (YA or adult). This is a pretty amazing chance to get lots of books signed by a whole bunch of authors. What's also cool is that if the crowd size is manageable, we'll sign as many books as you can bring. If it turns out the crowd is ginormous, we'll still sign three books per person with two of them personalized. It sounds ambiguous, but it's the kind of thing we have to play by ear. You never know if 5 or 500 people will show up, and we don't want people waiting forever! But like I said--3 guaranteed and maybe more. We'll also do pictures. And you can download and print a Smart Chicks poster here and get it signed by all the authors. So, even if you don't bring books, you can still hang out at the panels and get something signed.

Sound good? I think so. I'm excited too because this is my first signing after the baby. I love being at home with him, but it's going to be a lot of fun to be back out and working again. Plus, it'll make sure I keep in practice for next year's big tour. So, if you live in Seattle or anywhere nearby, check out the Northwest Bookfest's page. It contains all the info you'll need on schedules, other authors, and location. Hope to see you there!


( 11 comments — Tell me about it, baby! )
Nichole Gail Ariaz
Sep. 22nd, 2011 07:59 pm (UTC)
I wish...
I lived in Seattle! I absolutely love your VA books but I live in Fresno, CA so I cant make it to this signing :(. However, Im looking forward to The Golden Lily & Im definitely keeping an eye out for if you come anywhere close!
Sep. 22nd, 2011 11:37 pm (UTC)
I wish I could go! But 300 miles is a bit much for me. Shame that. Do have a grand time, though! I insist!
Sep. 22nd, 2011 11:41 pm (UTC)
Is the little one gonna be touring with you? He'll probably get his cute little cheeks pinched off. Watch out, ladies!

And I live nowhere NEAR Seattle (other side of the country, as a matter of fact), but I'm hoping to see you someday in a city nearby! Lord knows there's no way you'll be visiting Brooksville, KY....well, ever. Lol.
Theresa Gartung
Sep. 23rd, 2011 12:30 am (UTC)
I'll just be missing you! We'll be moving to the area on Oct 4th. Perhaps the next time.
Sep. 23rd, 2011 02:24 pm (UTC)

Congrats on being a new mom! Definitely take the time to enjoy the early years while you can.

Kaity Ann Bartolo
Sep. 23rd, 2011 05:23 pm (UTC)
Ughh I wish I could go!
Serena Zane
Sep. 24th, 2011 04:43 am (UTC)
Great Read!
Just wanted to thank you ladies for the inspiration. The Vampire Academy books grace my bookshelf. I was enthralled, and couldn't wait for the next installment to come out each time.
Qing Zuo
Sep. 26th, 2011 01:13 pm (UTC)
somehow i go by
still for the reason a 'free' book of you in my plane from amsterdam to beijing , and something very attractive here
Danielle Karns
Sep. 29th, 2011 02:50 am (UTC)
I'll be seeing you! It's roughly a 30 minute drive to get there, but it will be well worth it! ;D
Mark Cohran
Oct. 2nd, 2011 01:19 am (UTC)
WIshing you the best
I hope the Bookfest is going well for you. I just started reading your novels and think you're a terrific writer. I live in Portland and had I known about the Fest a bit earlier, I definitely would have driven up for it.
Oct. 31st, 2011 01:03 pm (UTC)
Great work keep it coming, best blog on earth

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