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[9 Jul 2012 | 9 Comments | ]
UtopYA Con 2012

This weekend is the first evah UtopYA Con, a weekend celebrating YA Paranormal authors, novels, and fans!  Kelly and I were honored to participate as panelists and get to know some new authors and fellow fans.  We also had to opportunity to catch up with some authors we already adore!  The weekend started off with a beautiful, and encouraging opening from Myra McEntire, author of Hourglass and Timepiece.  She wanted everyone to know, “You can do it!” The best part is that she enlisted the help of some other well …

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[29 Apr 2012 | One Comment | ]
Book Expo America... Who would you check out?

Each Monday leading up to Book Expo America (BEA), we are going to be asking for your thoughts on the event and everything, and everyone, you want us to check out while there!  Kelly, Krystal, and I (Kallie) will be traveling to New York City to meet some of our fave authors, as well as some up-and-coming authors.  This Monday we want to know what AUTHORS you think we should check out!  Here are just a few…
Aimee Carter ~ Goddess Test
Ally Condie ~ Matched
Amanda Havard ~ The Survivors
Andrea Cremer ~ …

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[31 Jul 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Krystal's Response to Authors We'd Want To Meet

This week I finally answer Kelly’s challenge question: which authors, alive or dead, would I like to befriend?  Check out my response below!
 

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[17 Jul 2011 | One Comment | ]
Taking On Comic-Con 2011!

Krystal and I (Kallie) are headed to Comic Con in San Diego this Wednesday!  We don’t want you to miss any of the fun, so we will be Tweeting, Posting, Pinning, Poking… Yes, you read that right!  We will be tweeting  on Twitter throughout the panels we attend.  We will be posting  pics and first-hand accounts of all our activities on the website and Facebook each night.  There will also be some serious pinning of all our favorites on Pinterest.  And, if your wondering where the POKING comes in, it will be …

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[15 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
Book Cover Answers and a New Challenge...

Here are my answers to Krystal’s Book Cover Challenge and a challenge of my own! Enjoy!

 
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[28 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
YALSA Teens' Top 10 Nominations

The 2011 list of YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) Teens’ Top Ten nominees has been released, which includes some great YA authors including Andrea Cremer, Suzanne Collins, Cassandra Clare, and Kiersten White.  Congratulations to all the authors nominated!
And the 2011 nominees are:

Bachorz, Pam. Drought. Egmont USA. 2011. (978606840160).
Beam, Cris. I Am J. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 2011. (9780316053617).
Beaudoin, Sean. You Killed Wesley Payne. 2011. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. (9780316077422).
Black, Holly and Justine Larbalestier. Zombies vs. Unicorns. Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry Books. …

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[10 Apr 2011 | 6 Comments | ]
Cassandra Clare, Richelle Mead, and Beefcakes, Oh My!

This Saturday I (Krystal) got the chance to attend the Romantic Times Book Lovers Convention in downtown Los Angeles.  Over 300 adult and YA romance novelists were in attendance to meet fans, sign books, and hand out goodies (so, for books lovers, it’s like being a kid in a candy store, if that candy store also includes male cover models.  More on that later).
My sister and I hauled two bags worth of books to the hotel and got in line, waiting for the doors …