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Houston Teen Book Con 2014
Blue Willow Bookshop, Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 09:30am
Our 5th annual TeenBookCon is going to be the best yet! This nationally recognized event is a great opportunity for teens and other fans of YA literature to interact with a variety of authors and graphic novelists. The fantastic librarians and educators who make up the executive committee are working hard to make this a day you will never forget. Once you see this line-up of rock stars, you will start making your plans to attend. For a schedule of the event, visit teenbookcon.org Where: Alief Taylor High School, 7555 Howell Sugar Land Road, Houston, TX 77083 When: Saturday, April 26, 9:30 – 5:00 We will have 28 authors and graphic novelists attending the festival this year: Keynote Speaker: Lauri Halse Anderson - The Impossible Knife of Memory Closing Speaker: Matt de la Peña - The Living Authors Charles Benoit - Cold Calls Ann Brashares - The Here and Now Cecil Castellucci - Tin Star Svetlana Chmakova - Witch & Wizard: The Manga, Vol. 3 Melissa de la Cruz - The Ring and the Crown Bree Despain - Into the Dark Book #1: The Shadow Prince Elizabeth Eulberg - Better Off Friends Shannon Hale - Dangerous Jenny Han - To All The Boys I've Loved Before Rachel Hawkins - Rebel Belle April Henry - The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die Brendan Kiely - The Gospel of Winter Emery Lord - Open Road Summer Sarah Mlynowski - Don't Even Think About It Lauren Myracle - TTYL Trent Reedy - Divided we fall Jason Reynolds - When I was the Greates Eliot Schrefer - Threatened Victoria Schwab - The Unbound (An Archived Novel) Victoria Scott - Fire & Flood Tess Sharpe - Far From You Jillian Tamaki - This One Summer Mariko Tamaki - Skim Laini Taylor - Dreams of Gods & Monsters Len Vlahos - The Scar Boys John Corey Whayley - Noggin Mini Grant Contest The author who sells the most books through Blue Willow Bookshop to people who will NOT be able to attend the festival will have a mini grant named for them that will be awarded to a librarian, selected at random, who attends TeenBookCon. Get a signed copy from one of your favorite authors and help a librarian get a mini grant! Ordering If you can't attend the event and want a PERSONALIZED copy shipped to you, you may call the store or add the appropriate book to your cart on our website. Payment type must be "CreditCard." To place an international order, please email email@example.com to obtain shipping details and to have items shipped to you. Staff will respond within 24-48 hours. In order to ensure fulfillment the deadline for web orders is 5:00 p.m. Thursday April 24.
Location: Street: Alief Taylor High School Additional: 7555 Howell Sugar Land Road City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77083 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Ellen Oh, Stephanie Perkins, Victoria Schwab, Megan Shepherd, Jessica Spotswood — at Bethesda Library
Politics and Prose, Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 2pm
Join us for a reading and discussion with some of today’s most dynamic and inventive writers of books for young adults. Ellen Oh’s Warrior (Harper), part of the Dragon King Chronicles, stars Kira the slayer and Stephanie Perkins’s Lola and the Boy Next Door (Dutton) features a costume designer with complicated friends. Victoria Schwab’s Mackenzie in The Unbound (Disney-Hyperion) is a Keeper in the archive of the dead, while Megan Shepherd’s Juliet in Her Dark Curiosity (Balzer + Bray) is just returned—barely—from Dr. Moreau’s deadly island. Jessica Spotswood’s Cate in Star Cursed (Penguin) is a witch facing an impossible choice. Teens are doing amazing things in fiction these days. Ages 15 and up.
Street: Bethesda Library Additional: 7400 Arlington Rd City: Bethesda, Province: Maryland Postal Code: 20814 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
YA Evening with Megan Shepherd, Victoria Schwab, and Stephanie Perkins
The Fountain Bookstore, Inc., Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 6:30pm
Our first YA book-love fest...we mean, author event of 2014! If you want other books autographed by these authors, please place an online order and indicate your request for an autograph in the comments section. Thanks! Owner, Kelly Justice, will moderate a lively discussion on pushing boundaries in Young Adult fiction. Megan Shepherd grew up in her family's independent bookstore, Highland Books in Brevard, NC. The travel bug took her from London to Timbuktu and many places in between, though she ended up back in North Carolina with her husband and two cats, and she wouldn't want to live anywhere else. The Madman's Daughter and Her Dark Curiosity are her first novels. Inspired by The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Her Dark Curiosity--the tantalizing sequel to Megan Shepherd's gothic suspense novel, The Madman's Daughter--explores the hidden natures of those we love and how far we'll go to save them from themselves. Back in London after her trip to Dr. Moreau's horrific island, Juliet is rebuilding the life she once knew and trying to forget her father's legacy. But soon it's clear that someone--or something--hasn't forgotten her, as people close to Juliet start falling victim to a murderer who leaves a macabre calling card of three clawlike slashes. Has one of her father's creations also escaped the island? As Juliet strives to stop a killer while searching for a serum to cure her own worsening illness, she finds herself once more in a world of scandal and danger. Her heart torn in two, past bubbling to the surface, life threatened by an obsessive killer--Juliet will be lucky to escape alive. Victoria Schwab (www.VictoriaSchwab.com) is the author of several novels, including, "The Near Witch"-which "Kirkus" praised for its "shivery horror tang" and "extraordinary sense of place"-and "The Archived," of which "The Horn Book" said "Schwab writes of death, sorrow, and family love with a light, intelligent touch and inventive vigor, and provides romance with a pleasing edge of unpredictability." When she is not wandering through foreign countries, Victoria can usually be found tucked in the corner of a coffee shop in Nashville, sipping tea and dreaming of monsters. About The Archived series: Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books. Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures that only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive. Last summer, Mackenzie Bishop, a Keeper tasked with stopping violent Histories from escaping the Archive, almost lost her life to one. Now, as she starts her junior year at Hyde School, she's struggling to get her life back. But moving on isn't easy -- not when her dreams are haunted by what happened. She knows the past is past, knows it cannot hurt her, but it feels so real, and when her nightmares begin to creep into her waking hours, she starts to wonder if she's really safe. Stephanie Perkins (www.stephanieperkins.com) lives in Asheville, North Carolina. She has always worked with books—first as a bookseller, then as a librarian, and now as a novelist. In Lola and the Boy Next Door, two teens discover that true love may be closer than they think. Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn't believe in fashion . . . she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit—more sparkly, more fun, more wild—the better. But even though Lola's style is outrageous, she's a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood. When Cricket—a gifted inventor—steps out from his twin sister's shadow and back into Lola's life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.
Location: Street: 1312 E. Cary St. City: Richmond, Province: Virginia Postal Code: 23219-4118 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
V.E. Schwab Signing for "Vicious", Oct 22
Subterranean Books, Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 6pm
Please join us for a reading and signing with V.E. Schwab for Vicious Tuesday Oct 22, 6pm at Subterranean Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong.Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find—aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge—but who will be left alive at the end?
In Vicious, V. E. Schwab brings to life a gritty comic-book-style world in vivid prose: a world where gaining superpowers doesn’t automatically lead to heroism, and a time when allegiances are called into question.
V.E. Schwab is the author of The Near Witch and The Archived (and she used to work at Subterranean!) The product of a British mother, a Beverly Hills father, and a southern upbringing, Schwab has a penchant for tea and BBC shows, and a serious and well-documented case of wanderlust. Vicious is her first adult book.
Copies of Vicious will be available for purchase and signing at the event. If you are unable to attend the event but would like a signed copy just let us know!
Location: Street: Subterranean Books Additional: 6275 Delmar Blvd City: Saint Louis, Province: Missouri Postal Code: 63130-4716 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
V.E. SCHWAB Reading from her Novel VICIOUS
Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe, Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 7pm
A staff favorite, V. E. Schwab, who is the author of the YA novels The Near Witch and The Archived, returns to Malaprop’s! In her first adult release, Vicious, two pre-med students discover that the key to superpowers lies in near-death experiences, but their explorations take them in two different directions. Publishers Weekly says “Schwab’s characters feel vital and real, never reduced to simple archetypes . . . a rare superhero novel as epic and gripping as any classic comic.”
Location: Street: 55 Haywood St City: Asheville, Province: North Carolina Postal Code: 28801 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Beth Revis, Carrie Ryan, and Victoria Schwab
Blue Willow Bookshop, Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 2pm
Beth Revis is the author of the NY Times Bestselling Across the Universe series, published by Razorbill/Penguin in the US and available in 17 countries. The first book in the trilogy, Across the Universe, is a “cunningly executed thriller” according to Booklist, and the second book, A Million Suns, was hailed by the LA Times as “a fast-paced, action-packed follow-up.” The final book of the trilogy, Shades of Earth, will be released in early 2013.
A former teacher, Beth lives in rural North Carolina with her husband and dog. Her goals include travelling around the world in 80 days, exploring the moon, and finding Narnia.
Photo by ©Whitney Gray Photography
Carrie Ryan is the New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Forest of Hands and Teeth series which has been translated into over eighteen languages and is in development as a major motion picture. She is also the editor of the anthology Foretold: 14 Tales of Prophecy and Prediction, as well as author of Infinity Ring: Divide and Conquer, the second book in Scholastic’s new multi-author/multi-platform series for middle grade readers. A former litigator, Carrie now writes full time and lives with her husband, two fat cats and one large dog in Charlotte, North Carolina. You can find her online at www.carrieryan.com.
Victoria Schwab is the author of The Near Witch--which Kirkus praised for its “shivery horror tang”--as well as newly released The Archived and several upcoming novels. Victoria suffers from a wicked case of wanderlust, but when she's not haunting Paris streets or trudging up English hillsides, she can usually be found tucked in the corner of a coffee shop in Nashville, sipping tea and dreaming up monsters.
What: Authors Beth Revis, Carrie Ryan and Victoria Schwab will appear as part of a group tour to discuss their young adult novels.
When: Saturday, March 16, 2:00 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 the authors’ books will be available for purchase after the event. If you cannot attend the event, but would like a personalized copy of one of their books, and can stop in and pick up the book, please call us before the event 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 Drive City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77079 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
YOUNG ADULT AUTHOR QUARTET: BETH REVIS, VICTORIA SCHWAB, LENORE APPELHANS, & MEGAN SHEPHERD with special guest Meagan Spooner
Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe, Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 7pm
Four fabulous young adult authors read from and sign their latest books! New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis will read from Shades of Earth, the much anticipated conclusion to her Across the Universe Trilogy. “…a fittingly explosive conclusion in this satisfying series. . . . A propulsive storyteller with a knack for jarring surprises and raising the stakes.”
--Booklist. Megan Shepherd will read from her new book The Madman’s Daughter. “A deft twist on a familiar classic, The Madman’s Daughter has the best of everything: beautiful writing, breakneck pacing, a pulse-pounding mystery, and an irresistible romance.” -Carrie Ryan, bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth series. Victoria Schwab will share from her second novel, The Archived, haunting and richly imagined, reveals the thin lines between past and present, love and pain, trust and deceit, unbearable loss and hard-won redemption. “An intricately woven story that just glows with the excellence of the prose on the page.”
-yabookscentral.com. Lenore Appelhans will read from her new book Level 2, an exploration of a futuristic afterlife in which a teen discovers that death is just the beginning. “This imaginative debut brings conflict to the afterlife....An absorbing, sensitive read.” -Kirkus Reviews
Location: Street: 55 Haywood St City: Asheville, Province: North Carolina Postal Code: 28801 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
YA Author Panel - Victoria Schwab (The Archived) Jenn Rush (Altered) and Jessica Spotswood (Born Wicked/pb) w/Diana Peterfreund (For Darkness Shows the Stars) moderating
One More Page Books, Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 4pm
A panel and signing to promote January releases of Victoria Schwab's THE ARCHIVED, Jenn Rush's debut, ALTERED, and Jessica Spotswood's paperback release of BORN WICKED. Also joining us will be Miranda Kenneally, author of CATCHING JORDAN and STEALING PARKER, and Tiffany Schmidt, author of SEND ME A SIGN. Diana Peterfreund (FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS) will moderate.more details (MDGentleReader)