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teen authors on tour!

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Last night I went to a Random House Teen Voices Tour event (note: the link leads to an interesting article about book touring in general, and the rise of the multiple author tour), which featured not one but FOUR authors of YA fiction. I got to see E Lockhart, Jen Bryant, Simon Cheshire, and Tanya Lee Stone and let me tell you, it was pretty overwhelming to be in a room with so many great writers! All of them talked about their books a bit, and then read from them before answering questions. Simon's reading was *fabulous*--by the time he finished, my sides actually hurt from laughing so hard. I even worked up the nerve to go up and talk to people afterward, and got Simon to sign one of his books for me (Kissing Vanessa), and managed to tell him how much I enjoyed his reading without sounding like a moron. (I hope!) I then got to talk to both Tanya Lee Stone (who wrote A Bad Boy Can Be Good For A Girl, which is a really thought-provoking verse novel) and E. Lockhart (author of the amazing The Boyfriend List, which was one of my favorite YA books of 2005, as well as Fly on the Wall, which I haven't read yet, but can't wait to now after hearing the bit she read from it)

I also *just* realized that the woman who talked to E. Lockhart right before I did was none other than Diana Peterfreund -- I thought it was her, but didn't want to make an ass of myself by saying "Hey, I love your blog and btw, congrats on quitting your day job! in case it wasn't her. But it was! And now I wished I'd said something. Story of my life...


Blogger Mitch said...

Great books on this list! I wish I could teach some of these -- but the government is afriad if I do I'll leave a child behind. Oh, the irony. Thank goodness for the library, right? You might be interested in my blog, especially if you like music or technology. Just click on my name or the icon.

April 22, 2006 9:05 AM  
Blogger Diana Peterfreund said...

Consider yourself smacked... ;-)

April 22, 2006 9:44 AM  

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