Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Teaser Tuesday - "I'll Be There" and Meeting Holly Goldberg Sloan!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. 

Anyone can play along!

Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser is from Holly Goldberg Sloan's debut YA Novel "I'll Be There":
"He could see that Emily's brow furrowed. And he wondered if he sounded like a real tool. It felt like he was sounding like a real tool. And now her brow was furrowing. Why was that?  She seemed to have some kind of lie detector planted in her forehead."

Meeting with the Author!

A couple weeks ago, Terry (Managing General Partner) of one of my favorite bookstore's, Mysterious Galaxy  sent out a notice for a pet project of hers "Ladies, Lunch & Literacy".  Basically it is a lite lunch with a fabulous author in an intimate setting (20-30 ppl). Now I have been receiving these notices for quite awhile but since most were in the San Diego area in the neighborhood of their flagship store, I usually couldn't make it. 

This announcement was different - first Mysterious Galaxy recently announced they are opening a store in Redondo Beach (much closer for this Orange County Gal).  The second deciding factor?  Holly Goldberg Sloan...a Debut Young Adult whose career I have been following and whom I had recently booked for the Orange County Children's Book Festival!

So - I headed for the Johnny Rockets in Redondo Beach for a little LLL - the YA version!

I don't want to tell a lot of Holly's stories - and she has a lot - because I want it to be a surprise when you meet her at the Festival...but - this I can divulge:

1.  Holly is best known as a Writer, Director, Producer of several popular, family-oriented, films and TV series - including  "Made In America", Steve Irwin's Crocodile Hunter, and "Angels in the Outfield".

2. The book title?  yep - it is the title of a popular song that Holly uses throughout the book...you'll have to come to the Festival to find out how she got permission to use it!  BRILLIANT!

I really hope that Terry and LLL have plans for another YA author - because "I'll Be There"!!!  

Photos Courtesy of Terry at Mysterious Galaxy

1 comment:

Cary Cheyenne. said...

Great post! That book sounds really good too!! Now following your blog, as well. Here's mine click it.


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