April 2, 2010

The Author Hunt: April

http://www.txla.org/conference/program.htmlThe Author Hunt gives readers a glimpse into Author Events and Signings in their area. With the help of some amazing bloggers, we have gathered Events from all across the US. This list is for TX, AZ, NM & UT.
This post is brought to you in part by Cathy Berner, Children's/Young Adult Specialist and Events Coordinator at Blue Willow Bookshop in Houston, TX (Organizers of Teen Book Con)

If you are a Young Adult author that will be visiting Texas, Arizona, New Mexico or Utah in 2010 or if you are aware of events that I may have missed, please contact me at yabliss(at)gmail.com with the event details so that the event may be featured.

TEEN BOOK CON - April 10, 2010 - Website - Facebook
Alief Taylor High School
7555 Howell Sugar Land Road
Houston, Texas 77083
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Authors attending:
  • Beth Fantaskey (Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side & Jekel Loves Hyde)
  • Gayle Forman (If I Stay, Sisters in Sanity)
  • Cynthia Leitich Smith (Tantalize & Eternal)
  • Elizabeth Eulberg (The Lonely Hearts Club)
  • Paula Morris (Ruined)
  • Jon Skovron (Struts and Frets)
  • Marjetta Geerling (Fancy White Trash)
  • Judson Roberts (The Strongbow Saga)
  • Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules)
  • George O'Connor (Olympians Rule)
  • Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise, Echo, Runaways)
  • The Fillbach brothers (Maxwell Strangewell, Road Kill, Clone Wars
**I will be at Teen Book Con so let me know if you're going!
    Gayle Forman (If I Stay) : - website

    April 8 - Changing Hands, 7 PM - Tempe, AZ

    John Green and David Levithan (Will Grayson, Will Grayson) : - website
    April 9 - BookPeople, 603 North Lamar 7 PM - Austin TX

    Annual TLA Conference - April 14-17 - website
    Henry B. Gozalez Convention Center - San Antonio, TX
    Too many authors to name, among them:
    • Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games)
    Annual LDS Story Makers Conference - April 23-24 - website
    The Provo Marriott - 101 W 100 N - Provo, UT
    Authors Attending:
    • Aprilynne Pike (Wings)
    • Bree Despain (The Dark Divine)
    • James Dashner (The Maze Runner) & more...
    James Dashner (The Maze Runner, The 13th Reality) : - website
    April 9 - RELEASE PARTY! (The 13th Reality book 3) B&N 7157 Plaza Center Drive - West Jordan, UT
    April 14 - B&N 861 NE Mall Blvd, 6:30 PM - Hurst, TX
    April 19 - B&N 1758 S Val Vista Dr, 6 PM - Mesa, AZ
    April 20 - Deseret Book, 1350 S Gilbert Rd, 6:30 PM - Mesa, AZ
    May 1 - B&N 330 East University Parkway 2-4 PM - Orem, UT
    May 4 - Deseret Book, 1110 E Fort Union Blvd 4M - Midvale, UT

    Patrick Carman (Thirteen Days to Midnight) : - website
    April 22 - Round Rock La Frontera Village 2701 Parker Rd, 7PM - Round Rock, TX
    April 23 - Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Dr, 7 PM - Houston, TX 
    April 26 - Changing Hands, 7 PM - Tempe, AZ
    April 27 - Pages StageCoach Village 7100 E. Cave Creek Rd, 4 PM - Cave Creek, AZ
    April 27 - Desert Ridge Marketplace 21001 N Tatum Blvd 7PM - Phoenix, AZ


    For other states in US, please visit:

    Frenetic Reader - California
    The Neverending Shelf - Southeast region
    The Story Siren - Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky or Michigan,
    The Book Cellar - Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri or Illinois
    Sarah's Random Musings - Washington, Oregon or Idaho
    Sharon Loves Books & Cats - New England region

    **YA Book Bloggers: if you live in any of the states not mentioned and want to be a part of The Author Hunt, email me at yabliss@gmail.com


    1. Just a quick correction. It's LDS storymaker's conference, not LSD... That totally changes its meaning. :)

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    3. James is having his book launch for The 13th Reality book 3 on April 9th @ 6:30 at the Jordan Landing Barnes & Noble.

      (I should specify which book in the series.)


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