Wonderful Signing at Books of Wonder

OMG this was SO much fun. I was there with LISA McMANN (Wake),
LINDA GERBER (Death by Bikini), MELISSA WALKER (Violet in Private),CLAIRE MYSKO(You’re Amazing!: A No-Pressure Guide to Being Your Best Self ) andJENNY DAVIDSON (The Explosionist). Below I’ve included the blurb from Books of Wonder’s site. Chloe Walsh couldn’t make it at the last minute, and I’m sorry I couldn’t meet her.

These women were all fab-u, each in her own way. We all got a turn to present something about our book, whether it was a description or a reading. Since Claire Mysko’s book is a girl power/empowerment book, she did a fun activity in order to make the audience more at ease to do this themselves, where she asked each of us to tell everyone one amazing thing about
ourselves. The idea being that it’s okay to think we’re great and that doesn’t make us conceited. Linda Gerber said she was shy, so talking to a crowd (–and we definitely had one of those! it was SRO!) was her amazing quality. I thought that was very brave. Personally, I’m a big hamball, so I have a blast at these things and am always sorry when they end.
I met very hip* people like this guys, from The N. Apparently I’m the last to know about this cool network for teens.
*though, my kids tell me if I use the word “hip” I’m automatically NOT hip. Go figure.

After we had a Q&A which was fun, and then we signed. This pile was the first of about four that the wonderful BoW staff brought over. I brought a Plate of Appeasement (see earlier blog post about my launch party – for pix too) and left it there for the staff. It wasn’t that I was being so generous. I just didn’t want to schlep that thing back on the train with me again! (and btw, I’m sure if you call the store, they can send you a signed copy of any of our books – they had us signing tons of stock!)
Here is the much more professional and detailed description from Books of Wonder:
Tonight we host 6 talented authors for teens who will present some of the newest in scintillating teen fiction and non-fiction. Come meet author and scholar JENNY DAVIDSON, whose debut teen novel The Explosionist, set in Scotland in the 1930’s, introduces us to sixteen-year-old Sophie, her friend Mikael, and her great-aunt Tabitha as they are caught up in a murder mystery involving terrorists and suicide bombers whose plans have world-shaping consequences; best-selling author KATIE DAVIS, whose latest novel, The Curse of Addy McMahon, is a comic look at the titular hero’s attempts to get down to the bottom of a purported family curse even as she tries to repair the fallout after her entire school gets a look at one of the comics from her private journal; LINDA GERBER, whose Death by Bikini introduces us to Aphra Behn Connolly, a lonely girl living on her family’s island resort and forced to turn sleuth when a shocking murder and the sudden arrival of smoldering Seth’s family seem just a bit too coincidental; LISA McMANN, author of Wake, a spellbinding novel in which seventeen-year-old Janie Hannagan learns she has the supernatural ability to enter into other people’s dreams and influence those dreams; CLAIRE MYSKO, author of You’re Amazing!: A No-Pressure Guide to Being Your Best Self, a fun-packed advice book that tackles the pressures faced by today’s teens by offering inspired wisdom and guidance from older teens, female role models, and activities from Girls Inc., a non-profit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold; Violet series writer MELISSA WALKER, author of Violet in Private, Violet by Design, and Violet on the Runway, which explore the travails of Violet Greenfield, wallflower turned catwalker turned college student, as she encounters romance, the pitfalls of celebrity, and those everyday insecurities of teenage girls; and CHLOE WALSH, author of The Interns:Fashionistas and The Interns: Truth or Fashion, which presents the glamorous yet nerve-wracking world of the four summer interns at Couture magazine–aspiring designer Callie; party-girl photographer Nadine; accommodating Ava, who’s about to learn you don’t get what you want by standing back and waiting for it to happen; and Aynsley, sexy socialite with an attitude to match. Don’t miss your chance to meet these cutting-edge teen fiction and non-fiction authors and get your books signed by them! 6:00-7:30pm. Ages 12 and up.

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