Thursday, October 13, 2011

SLJ Trailee Awards Voting Open NOW!

NEWS From the School Library Journal:

Make your voice heard by voting for your favorite book trailer. The second annual SLJ Trailee Awards are underway, recognizing the important role book trailers play in promoting books and encouraging reading.

Six judges have narrowed down more than 75 submissions to four finalists in six categories. Check out the amazing trailers here and start voting for your favorites. The deadline for voting is December 16, 2011, 12 PM EST, and the winner will be announced at the American Library Association's midwinter meeting in Dallas, TXJanuary 20-24.

Enjoy the show!

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Local Book Signing Events - LA & Orange County!

Lisa Desrochers, Jeff Marriotte, Gretchen McNeil, Heather
Brewer, Cindy Pon, Inara Scott and Katie Alender at the OCCBF
Check out the top bar on the blog and you will see I have added a new feature!

Click the link that says "OC/LA: Events/Book Signings"  - October is filled with places to go and authors to meet!

From the Orange County Children's Book Festival to Becca Fitzpatrick's release of the third book in the Hush Hush series to the "Pen Fatale Tour" and the "Dark Days of Supernatural Tour" and at the end of the month Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl present book number 3½ in The Caster Chronicles with Beautiful Chaos!

...and don't forget you have three opportunities to meet Laini Taylor and pick up an autographed copy of her latest book "Daughter of Smoke & Bone" - this is probably the most eagerly awaited book of the year.

"Daughter of Smoke and Bone is a lush, sweeping, romantic marvel of a book. Taylor's writing is a revelation, masterfully blending an intricate fantasy world into our own, with an artist's flair for exquisite details. Funny, devastating, delightful, unforgettable. Pure storytelling perfection." 
Kiersten White, author of the Paranormalcy series
It has received four starred reviews and was recently featured on Entertainment Weekly's "Must List" and a glowing review in the Los Angeles Times.  Laini went to high school in Orange County, so it's a bit of a homecoming for her in the midst of her 9-city tour to appear at the below events. 

I think I'm going to combine seeing the new Mysterious Galaxy Books location in Redondo Beach with picking up a copy!  Hope I run into some of you!!!

Monday, October 24th @ 7:30 PM
2810 Artesia Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Tuesday, October 25th @ 7:00 PM
8818 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Wednesday, October 26th @ 7:00 PM
BARNES & NOBLE – Bella Terra
7881 Edinger Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92647


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