Tag Archives: Kristi Cook

Amy Plum’s “Until I Die” Book Release Party

8 May

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On May 8, NYC’s Books of Wonder hosted a launch party for Amy Plum’s second book in the Revenants series, “Until I Die”. She was joined by local authors Jocelyn Davies, and Kristi Cook, along with plenty of macarons, and European candies to complement the evening’s Paris theme.

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The lighting in BOW leaves a bit to be desired, but they are there, I promise! 😉

Amy read a selection from her new book, and spoke a bit about the world of the Revenants. Followed by more book discussions from Jocelyn and Kristi. All 3 are lovely women, and amazing authors that I highly recommend catching in person if they come to your town.

In fact, I missed Amy in 2011 after a transportation snafu, but was excited to finally meet her during her second book tour trip to NYC. Amy was actually one of the very first authors I ever interacted with on twitter, back when I first started this blog!

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Macarons! They were delicious.

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Amy and I. Finally, we meet!

I haven’t had a chance to read Until I Die yet, but I’m hearing it’s even better than Die For Me. I can’t wait to check it out!

All Photos and Content ®2012 Rachel Scroggins

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NYC Area Book Signings–Jan/Feb Edition

6 Jan

One of my very favorite things in the literary world is going to book signings. I’ve been to dozens over the years, and have developed a nice collection of signed books that I’ll keep for the rest of my life. You can’t beat meeting someone you admire.

Over the years, I’ve been lucky. I’ve met most of my favorite authors, musicians (including my #1 fave Gwen Stefani!), fashion designers, and even a few actors and actresses by working my butt off in my photography career, or just plain being in the right place at the right time.

I had my first brush with authors I love back in high school. (Back at Dragon Con ’97—Which seems like it was about 100 years ago.) I’ll never forget discovering Clive Barker was so incredibly…normal when I met him. I met a handful of my favorite fantasy and horror authors that summer at the Con, and haven’t looked back since. Spending so much time stalking the tweets and blogs of my favorites, I stumble upon a lot of event listings. And living in NYC, that means that usually includes a local area event!

There isn’t one comprehensive site for all NYC book signings. So I plan on making posts about signings a regular feature on my blog. Which will have a permanent spot on the homepage, and be continually updated with new events here.

Because no one likes to find out their favorite author was in town, one day too late.

JANUARY:

ELIZABETH EULBERGProm and Prejudice Publication Party
January 14th. 6-8pm. Books of Wonder, NYC

David Levithan— The Lover’s Dictionary
January 19th 7pm. Borders, Columbus Circle.

YA NOT? Reading, Q&A and Signing:
Featuring *Lauren Oliver— Before I Fall *Leila Sales— Mostly Good Girls and *Anna Jarzab— All Unquiet Things. January 28th 7:30pm. WORD Brooklyn.
Before I Fall

Cynthia Leitich Smith— Blessed
February 7 6pm. Borders Columbus Circle

Beth Revis— Across the Universe
February 9. NYC Location TBA.
Across the Universe

Kristi CookHaven Release Party
February 27 · 2:00pm – 5:00pm (TBC). The Voracious Reader, Larchmont, NY.
Haven

Resources:

NYC:
NYC Teen Author Festival Facebook Page
Gotham LIT
Teen Author Carnival
The Strand
Books of Wonder
WORD Brooklyn

Chicago:
Anderson’s Bookshop
See their “Coming Soon” list for upcoming events with Lauren Oliver, David Levithan, Rachel Hawkins, Courtney A. Moulton, Kimberly Derting, Lois Lowry, Veronica Roth, and Carrie Ryan!

Seattle and Portland:
Powells

This page is a work in progress, so be sure to check back regularly to see events as they are posted. : )To submit NYC, NJ, and CT area YA/Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Book Signings and events, please email me at bookshelflustATgmailDOTcom