I am always told how fortunate I am for all the author signings and events that occur in my area, and I have to agree. I am very greatful for the amazing indie book stores that are around to host this great authors and their books. The past few days was positively out of this world. Saturday I went to A GREAT GOOD PLACE FOR BOOKS and met Ruta Sepetys and she had a signing for her debut novel Between Shades of Gray. AGGPFB is a great little shop that I recommend to anyone that wants to spend some quality time in a great book store that has a lot of heart. Sunday I went KEPLER'S to see Kelley Armstrong who was on tour for her newest YA novel, The Gathering. Although it was a small event, I had a great time catching up with Angela, Alicia and her Mom afterwards. It is always the best part an event to dish on books and such. Monday was spent at BOOKS INC. in San Francisco to see the amazing Cassandra Clare and Fabulous Holly Black. These ladies are amazing and I am always in awe of being in their presence. I also have to give a shout out to the Not Your Mother's Book Club for hosting this great event with yummy food, contests and gifts. Thank you!! Tuesday, and let me tell you I was a tired girl by this day but I was too hyped up on adrenline to notice much. I went to yet another event hosted my KEPLER'S to see Cassandra Clare and Holly Black again. Yes, again but I don't care I adore those ladies too much to miss an opportunity. I had fun seeing old and new friends and talking about books until I could not think about anything else but sleep.

Holly Black reading from Red Glove and Cassandra Clare reading from Clockwork Prince

Holly Black and Cassie Clare having a good laugh about writing cliff hangers Cassandra Clare raising the roof at the Menlo Park library
Holly Black and Red Glove....Cassel *sigh*
OK...love these earrings
This event was quite full, did you find the bloggers?
I WANT THESE SHOES, drat that Holly Black for making me obsessed
My buddy Cinnamon and my Steampunk outfit that won me first prize ;)
Holly Black in the rapid fire question round
Cassandra Clare in the rapid fire question round
Holly Black, Ted Naifeh and Cassandra Clare discussing books
Kelley Armstrong talking about The Gathering
Kelley Armstrong at Kepler's
Ruta Sepetys discussing Between Shades of Gray
Ruta Sepetys at A Great Good Place for Books

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  1. thanks for sharing! loving these photos and stewing in jealousy at the same time.

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lisa (the nerd) wrote:
April 14, 2011 at 9:29 AM

thanks for sharing! loving these photos and stewing in jealousy at the same time.


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SCOTT WESTERFELD
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Monday, September 26 @ 7pm

SCOTT WESTERFELD
Copperfield's in Santa Rosa
Tuesday, September 27 @7pm

LISA McMANN
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, September 28 @ 7pm

DAVID ARNOLD in conversation with JANDY NELSON

Books Inc. in Palo Alto
Wednesday, September 28 @ 7pm

OCTOBER

LEIGH BARDUGO

Linden Tree Books in Lost Altos
Sunday, October 2 @ 4pm
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ANNE BISHOP
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Sunday, October 2 @ 4pm

MELISSA DE LA CRUZ

Kepler's hosted event at Redwood Shores Library
Wednesday, October 5 @ 7pm

RICHARD PECK
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Wednesday, October 5 @ 3pm

MICHAEL DI MARTINO in conversation with GENE LUEN YANG
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Monday, October 10 @ 7pm

LitQuake YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy Panel: TIM FLOREEN, PARKER PEEVYHOUSE, TRICIA STIRLING, TRACI CHEE
The Sports Basement in San Francisco
Thursday, October 13 @ 7pm

MARGARET STOHL
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Friday, October 14 time TBA

KRISTEN CAST and P.C. CAST
Borderlands Books in San Francisco
Sunday, October 16 @ 3pm

MARIE LU
Mrs. Dalloway's North Branch of the Berkeley Public Library
Tuesday, October 18 @ 6:30

MATTHEW KIRBY
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Tuesday, October 18 @ 7pm

MARIE LU

Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, October 19 @ 7pm

JENNIFER NIVEN, BRENNA YAVANOFF, TERESA TOTEN and KATHLEEN GLASGOW
A Great Good Place For Books
Friday, October 21 @ 7pm

RACHEL COHN & DAVID LEVITHAN

NYMBC event Books Inc. in San Francisco
Saturday, October 22 @ 2pm

JENNIFER NIVEN, BRENNA YAVANOFF, TERESA TOTEN and KATHLEEN GLASGOW

Hicklebees's in San Jose
Saturday, October 21 @ 7pm

NYMBC Presents: KIERSTEN WHITE, ARWEN ELYS DAYTON & JESSICA CLUESS
Books Inc. Laurel Village in San Francisco
Tuesday, October 25 @ 7pm

JAY KRISTOFF, AMIE KAUFMAN, KIERSTEN WHITE, ARWEN ELYS DAYTON & JESSICA CLUESS
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, October 26 @ 7pm

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SJ KINCAID Book Launch for THE DIABOLIC

Hicklebee's in San Jose
Tuesday, November 1 @ 7pm

JAY ASHER

Rakestraw in Danville
Wednesday, November 2 @ 7pm

TARA SIM book launch for TIMEKEEPER
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, November 2 @ 5pm

JAY ASHER
Copperfields's in Petaluma
Thursday, November 3 @ 7pm

KRISTEN-PAIGE MADONIA, TAMARA IRELAND STONE
Books Inc. in Palo Alto
Wednesday, November 9 @ 7pm

GORDON JACK

Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, November 9 @ 7pm

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