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Girls Gone SciFi in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Friday, March 20, 2015 at 7:30pm
Jessica Brody Jessica Khoury Debra Driza Melissa Landers Claudia Gray
SciFi YA extravaganza in San Diego! Blast off for adventure with young adult authors Jesssica Brody (Unchanged), Claudia Gray (A Thousand Pieces of You), Jessica Khoury (Kalahari), Melissa Landers (Invaded), and Debra Driza (MILA 2.0: Renegade). Unchanged completes the thrilling SF trilogy started in Jessica’s Unremembered; fans are encouraged to check out the ebook short, “Unleashed,” as wel, for more insights into the mysterious Diotech Compound. Bestseller Claudia’s A Thousand Pieces of You is blurbed as “Orphan Black meets Cloud Atlas in the first book of this epic dimension–bending trilogy about a girl who must chase her father’s killer through multiple dimensions.” The Corpus Files that Jessica began with Origin in the depths of the Amazon rainforest and continued with Vitro in the South Pacific islands now takes readers to the wilds of Botswana with Kalahari. Linda’s review of Melissa’s Alienated reads, “Appealing to science fiction and YA readers, a plot with a forbidden love theme involving intergalactic exchange students allows Landers to discuss important issues such as teen romance, peer pressure, trust and acceptance of those a little bit different from ourselves.” The story continues in Invaded. The 2015 version of San Diego author Debra will captain the ride!
Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Teen Advisory Board's Teen Author Bash ~ June 6
Hicklebee's, Friday, June 6, 2014 at 7pm
Teen Advisory Board x Terrific Author Bash = TAB squared! June 6 @ 7:00
Hanging out in a room full of published authors, for a night of book talks and signings? Sounds like every bookworm’s dream come true. Nobody knows this better than the Hicklebee’s Teen Advisory Board…which is why we’re hosting our TAB squared Event, a bash for bookworms, their friends, teachers, and everyone who wants one-on-one time with awesome authors!
Bay Area favorites attending the bash will be Hannah Jane, Douglas Rees, Katherine Longshore, Stephanie Kuehn, Corrine Jackson, and Debra Driza.
Come to Hicklebee's for a chance to meet these fantastic authors, learn about the hottest summer teen reads, and win great prizes.
Please call or sign up here to reserve your spot so we have plenty of prizes and treats for you! 408-292-8880 Corrine Jackson Once upon a time, Corrine worked as a graphic designer before she switched to account management at one of the country’s top marketing agencies. She has a deep and abiding love for Anthropologie and intends to move into her nearest store when the employees aren’t looking and/or she can get her hands on a key (which she expects to find in one of their bins).
In my teens, I fell in love with theater. I wanted to act. On the stage. I loved the hush of the crowd, the sticky odor of pancake makeup and the dusty resin of wax on the stage floor. I loved to be able to look out over the audience, the flash of glasses reflecting the stage lights. I loved to hear their laughter. But mostly, I loved losing myself in a character made of words. To make that character live and breathe. Now, that is magic.
Douglas Rees Until I was six, I wanted to be a fireman. Between six and twelve, I wanted to be a paleontologist. When I was twelve, I decided I wanted to be a writer. I still haven't outgrown that.
I grew up in Berkeley, California, which is a quirky sort of a place with a ton of wonderful bookstores. My very first job was working in one of those bookstores, and I’ve been a freakishly avid reader for as long as I can remember. Back then, some of the books that had the greatest impact on my life were young adult novels, and now, as an adult, I’ve found my own passion in writing books for teens.
Hannah Jayne Hannah Schwartz lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and writes cozy mysteries, young adult fiction, chick lit, and grocery lists that she never seems to remember to bring to the grocery store. Hannah shares a house with two neurotic, feet-attacking cats and has Kryptonite-like weakness for donuts. Debra Driza is a member of the teen lit blogging groups the Bookanistas and The League of Extraordinary Writers, and a former practicing physical therapist who discovered tormenting her characters was infinitely more enjoyable. These days you can find her at home, adding random colors to her hair and wrangling one husband, two kids, and an assortment of Rhodesian Ridgebacks (most of them naughty).
Location: Street: 1378 Lincoln Ave City: San Jose, Province: California Postal Code: 95125-3010 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
YA Author Panel featuring: Shannon Messenger, Debra Driza, Amy Tintera and Kasie West
Book People, Monday, August 12, 2013 at 7pm
Monday, August 12th at 7PM
YA Author Panel feauring: Shannon Messenger, Debra Driza, Amy Tintera & Kasie West
Join us for an evening with some of your favorite YA authors, as they discuss and sign some of their latest books!
Shannon Messenger graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts where she learned--among other things--that she liked watching movies much better than making them. She's studied art, screenwriting, and television production, but realized her real passion was writing for kids and teens. Her middle grade series, KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES, is published by Simon & Schuster (Aladdin) and her YA series, Let the Sky Fall, is published by Simon Pulse. She lives in Southern California with her husband and an embarrassing number of cats. Find her online at shannonmessenger.com.
Debra Driza is a member of the teen lit blogging group the Bookanistas and a former practicing physical therapist, who discovered tormenting her characters was infinitely more enjoyable. These days you can find her at home in California, adding random colors to her hair and wrangling one husband, two kids, and an assortment of Rhodesian Ridgebacks. MILA 2.0 is her first novel.
Amy Tintera writes novels for young adults. She grew up in Austin, Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in journalism. After receiving a masters in film at Emerson College she moved to Los Angeles, where she promptly discovered she didn't enjoy working in the film industry, and went back to her first love, writing. Her debut, Reboot, is out now from HarperCollins/HarperTeen, with the sequel to follow in 2014.
Kasie West, as a stay-at-home mom of four children, three of them girls, ranging in age from twelve to four, hears lots of melodramatic versions of large-than-life events. She graduated with a BA in liberal studies, with a strong focus on linguistics and psychology, from Fresno State University. She lives in Fresno, CA.
In order to have anything signed at a BookPeople event, a copy of the event book must be purchased from BookPeople. If you purchase your book from BookPeople in advance of the event, please save your receipt and present it at the event.
Thank you for supporting Shannon Messenger, Debra Driza, Amy Tintera, Katie West and your local independent bookstore.
Location: Street: 603 N Lamar Blvd City: Austin, Province: Texas Postal Code: 78703-5413 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
S.W.E.A.T. Tour (Debra Driza, Shannon Messenger, Amy Tintera and Kasie West)
Blue Willow Bookshop, Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 3pm
We are thrilled to welcome four of the hottest young adult authors to Blue Willow. Fans all over the internet are raving about Debra Driza, Shannon Messenger, Amy Tintera and Kasie West debut novels. -Maria
About the Authors:
Debra Driza is the newest member of blogging group YA Highway, and a former physical therapist who much prefers torturing characters. She's particularly fond of sweets, adding random colors to her hair, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, and teen TV. Please don't ask her to locate anything in her purse, aka "the black hole of doom." MILA 2.0 is her first novel in a sci-fi thriller trilogy from HarperCollins.
Shannon Messenger has studied art, screenwriting, and television production, but realized her real passion was writing for kids and teens. She's the author of the middle grade series, KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES, and Let the Sky Fall, the first in a new series for young adults. She lives in Southern California with her husband and an embarrassing number of cats. Find her online at shannonmessenger.com.
Amy Tintera grew up in Texas and now lives in Los Angeles, California. She has degrees in journalism and film and can usually be found staring into space, dreaming up ways to make her characters run for their lives. Reboot is her debut novel.
Kasie West lives with her family in central California, where the heat tries to kill her with its 115-degree stretches. She graduated from Fresno State University with a BA degree that has nothing to do with writing. She's the author of Pivot Point and The Distance Between Us.
What: Authors Debra Driza, Shannon Messenger, Amy Tintera and Kasie West will appear as part of the S.W.E.A.T. (SoCal Writers' Excellent Adventure in Texas!) group tour to discuss their young adult novels. Author Mary Lindsey will serve as moderator.
When: Saturday, August 10, 3:00 pm.
Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079
Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet the authors for book personalization, please purchase one of their books from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, you will receive a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line.
A limited number of autographed copies of these books will be available for purchase after the event. If you cannot attend the event, but would like a personalized copy of this book, please call us at (281) 497-8675. See below if you would like to order a copy online and have it shipped to you.
Location: Street: 14532 Memorial Dr City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77079 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
YA Afternoon: Hilary Smith, Michael Grant, Ellen Hopkins, Lauren Myracle, A.G. Howard and Debra Driza
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 4:30pm
YA AFTERNOON: HILARY SMITH, MICHAEL GRANT, Ellen Hopkins, Lauren Myracle, A.G. Howard & Debra Driza We open our doors to four wonderful young adult authors for a rare late afternoon event. Smith will discuss her debut novel, Wild Awake. And it’s the return of Grant, who will talk about his very popular Fear: A Gone Novel series. Ellen Hopkins is the #1 New York Times author for her young adult titles (Tilt). Popular author for teens and tweens Lauren Myracle (Shine) stops in. We also welcome A.G. Howard who brings his book, Splintered and Debra Driza with her latest, MILA 2.0. SATURDAY, JUNE 29 at 4:30 p.m. Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Additional: 123 W Jefferson Ave City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Demitria Lunetta, "In The After" Launch Party w/ guests!
The Book Cellar, Friday, June 28, 2013 at 4pm
Today we're hosting a whole bunch of YA and Middle Grade authors in celebration for the release of Demitria Lunetta's new book, In the After. Here's a rundown of the writers!
4pm - Middle Grade Authors (Reading and Book Signing) Liesl Shurtliff - Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin Tamera Wissinger - Gone Fishing Polly Holyoke - The Neptune Project Tara Sullivan - Golden Boy
5pm - Young Adult Authors (Reading and Book Signing) Debra Driza - MILA 2.0 Caela Carter - Me, Him, Them, & It Kate Karyus Quinn - Another Little Piece Jennifer McGowan - Maid of Secrets Nicole McInnes - Brianna on the Brink Demitria Lunetta - In the After
6pm - Young Adult Authors - preview for upcoming releases Mindy McGinnis - Not A Drop To Drink Geoffrey Girard - Project Cain K.A. Barson - 45 Pounds (More or Less) Cristin Terrill - Al Our Yesterdays Lydia Kang - Control
Come early, grab a cold drink, and get a few books signed!
Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
YA: SHANNON MESSENGER, DEBRA DRIZA, S.J. KINCAID , STEPHANIE KUEHN, and KIRSTEN HUBBARD
Kepler's Books, Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 7pm
Dive into a YA summer: Shannon Messenger with Debra Driza, S.J. Kincaid, and Stephanie Kuehn
Moderated by Kirsten Hubbard
Thursday, June 6, 7:00 p.m.
Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger
MILA 2.0 by Debra Driza
Insignia by S.J. Kincaid
Charm and Strange by Stephanie Kuehn
Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard
Start your summer reading with this wonderful group of YA authors!
Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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