The time it was a contest

The time it was a contest

So. There’s a super secret event that’s not really going to be a secret anymore… Check out the post below to see how you can win an amazing YA author event with Beth Revis, Marie Lu, Marissa Meyer, Victoria Schwab, and Megan Sheppard. Have you ever wished that a big YA book tour would make a stop in your hometown? Well, here’s your chance for that wish to come true! YA2U is a program that features five award-winning and best-selling […]

Posted January 2, 2013 by Stacee in Giveaways / 0 Comments

The time we had 3 hours of sleep

The time we had 3 hours of sleep

When Denis Leary was announced at The Grove, it was a definite. We’ve both been huge fans for a long time. And then we went to a Hurricane Sandy event in Hollywood the night before because there were cast members of Sons of Anarchy attending. We had gotten home after 1:30am only to wake up at 4:30am. Traffic wasn’t bad, which translates to us getting to The Grove at 7:30. So we got some coffee and waited. Somehow, the events […]

Posted December 7, 2012 by Stacee in Signings / 0 Comments

The time there was a candy bar

The time there was a candy bar

I heard about If I Lie from Kassiah, read it in one night and absolutely loved it. The story was heartbreaking and lovely at the same time and had such a strong female character. So, of course I wanted to meet Cory and when her launch party for Touched was announced, I knew I was going. It goes without saying that we were extremely early to MGRB, so we killed time by having coffee. Crystal met us up there and we had […]

Posted November 28, 2012 by Stacee in Signings / 0 Comments

The time we met Captain Jack

The time we met Captain Jack

Honestly, I have no idea how I learned about the John Barrowman signing. All I know is that I learned about it and we were going. We got out to Palm Springs just before 4pm [the event start time] and there was a good sized line of people already down the block. I left Hubs at the end of the line and went into the bookstore to buy books. Thankfully, they hadn’t sold out or shut down the line. As […]

Posted November 25, 2012 by Stacee in Signings / 2 Comments

The time there was traffic

The time there was traffic

Ellen Hopkins has been an elusive addition to Dear Bully. It seems that I continually miss her signing dates or appearances at ALA. Even after the date at Vroman’s was announced, I wasn’t sure I would be able to get there. But I did. We got up to the store around 6:20, which is late by our standards. There was a small group of people already there; however front row was still available! I bought the new book, checked with […]

Posted November 21, 2012 by Stacee in Signings / 2 Comments

The time we had hamsas drawn on

The time we had hamsas drawn on

When Laini Taylor toured for Daughter of Smoke and Bone, I wasn’t able to go. She appeared at MGRB on the same night that Kathy Reichs was at Warwick’s. I ordered a signed copy and figured I would see her eventually. We got up to Glendale around 5pm. The event area had velvet ropes/barricades around it so no one was able to get to the seats. I had asked one of the employees when it would open up and he […]

Posted November 17, 2012 by Stacee in Signings / 0 Comments

The time it was bookish mail {1}

The time it was bookish mail {1}

Obviously, I can’t be at all of the signings, which is a tragedy.  Thankfully, I haven’t had any serious problems with various bookstores across the country when it comes to ordering for events. And sometimes, I have awesome friends or family get stuff for me…. I had been chatting with Trish Doller on Twitter about Something Like Normal [among other things].  When the time came to ask about getting a signed copy, Trish was awesome enough to give me the […]

Posted November 15, 2012 by Stacee in Bookish Mail / 0 Comments