Since Laurie is running around like a Mad Woman, and being true to her inner Mad Woman in the Forest, I thought I would share, once again, her bookstore schedule for this weekend! Yes, it is time for her to travel to Philly for NCTE (no, she is NOT packed yet!). Besides the wonderful conference, she is scheduled to appear tomorrow (Friday) night at a Public Event at Doylestown Bookshop from 7PM until 9PM!! Can you be there? If you are in the area, please stop in and say hello! She would LOVE to see all her friends!
On Saturday, Laurie will be doing conference book signings and an Author Blog Panel: Please see her post here.
On Sunday, Laurie will be at an author breakfast with Sarah Dessen held at Chester County Book & Music Company beginning at 9AM until 12PM. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to their Children’s Department. Come on, admit it, you always wanted to know what Laurie has for breakfast, check it out!!!
Also on Sunday, Laurie will be one author out of NINE at a super event at Children’s Book World from 1PM until 3PM. The event is called “A Novel Idea”, a Teen Event/Benefit for Philadelphia Free Library’s Summer Reading Program. Philadelphia Free Library is faced with the possibility of NOT having it’s book budget restored next year, so Children’s Book World has teamed up with them to raise money for books! Go here, and scroll down to read more on the event. Seeing your favorite author and helping a local library, two great reasons to stop in to Children’s Book World.
We received some awesome book award news in the Forest recently: WINTERGIRLS and CHAINS were both named to the 2010 Tayshas High School Reading List in Texas!! We send a TEXAS sized Thank You to the Tayshas Committee and the teachers and librarians of Texas!! ::Whoop, Whoop::
Believe me, Laurie would absolutely L O V E to see You at her events. Just tell her the Queen sent you! Ta Ta….
7 Replies to “Bookstore Events and Book Awards, Oh My!!!”
Wow – wish I could make it to the Children’s Book World benefit in Philly on Sunday. Great authors, great cause.
For those of us who can’t make it, though, Penquin has just posted a video of Laurie’s reading at Border’s in Newark, DE, from right before Halloween. Definitely worth checking out.
A third great reason to go to Children’s Book World is that Sarah, who works there, is one of the most awesome book sellers around.
When is FORGE comming out???
I just finished reading Chains!!!
and i want to read the next!!!
Meeting Laurie was the highlight of my day, and my friend got a hug from her which made HER day which made our epic very-lost-in-very-very-very-bad parts of Philly worthwhile.
Just wanted to say thank you for being so awesome at the breakfast signing on Sunday! We had a great time meeting you and Sarah, and as promised, we posted about the two events on our blog!
Check it out here, if you’re interested.
– Donna and the rest of the First Novels Club
Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how amazing I thought Wintergirls was. I am a childrens bookseller in Melbourne, Australia. I work in a huge and fabulous store with a very special kids department. I received an ARC last week and read it over the weekend. I am looking forward to it’s release in Australia as I think it is wonderful and devastating story. Thank you.
Speak listed in national reading report
Another to add to the list–Speak is among the top 20 books read by students nationwide last school year: http://www.renlearn.com/whatkidsarereading/