Author: Jessica Brody


The time it was about YallWest

The time it was about YallWest

I’ve always wanted to go to YALLFest, but was never able to make it happen. Obviously I was beyond elated to see that Margie and Melissa were going to put together a sister festival. And when the author list was announced, it was a sure thing. Michelle and I got to the high school around 8:30. There was a meet and greet coffee thing with Penguin at 9, so we had plans for that. The line when we got there […]

Posted April 11, 2015 by Stacee in Giveaways, Signings / 40 Comments

The time it was about the Reality Bites panel

The time it was about the Reality Bites panel

Attending Ontario Teen Book Fest became a sure thing as soon as I saw that Kasie West was going to be one of the authors attending. As the event got closer, Kasie was sick, but she kept assuring me she would be there.  I got up to the library just before 2. Traffic was stupid and I couldn’t find parking because the area that was indicated by the event map was closed off. I parked in some random lot with […]

Posted March 21, 2015 by Stacee in Signings / 2 Comments

The time it was Girls Gone Sci-Fi

The time it was Girls Gone Sci-Fi

When the Girls Gone Sci-Fi tour was announced, I was so excited to see that there was going to be a San Diego date. Of course we were going to attend. Michelle and I got to the store early and bought books before heading to the bakery for delicious pastries. Added bonus: getting odd looks by people walking by when we sat up our IG photo shoot. We hung out around the store for a while, chatting it up. The […]

Posted March 20, 2015 by Stacee in Signings / 0 Comments

The time there was a guy with antlers

The time there was a guy with antlers

When the Fierce Reads tour was announced as with a stop in San Diego, it was a sure thing. And then Macmillan asked me to be designated blogger and sent me a box filled with pretty books to giveaway AND set me up with an interview time with the authors. I met Michelle at Starbucks, as usual. We took over a couple of tables and waited until the ladies showed. Everyone showed up just after six. We decided to sit […]

Posted October 31, 2013 by Stacee in Giveaways, Interviews, Signings / 48 Comments

The time it was like speed dating

The time it was like speed dating

I heard about the Summer of YA event on accident. I was scrolling through the events list on the BN website and just happened to see that Elizabeth Ross was having another signing. And when I clicked on the link to learn more about the event, it was a huge listing. I ended up requesting the tickets, but wasn’t sure if I was actually going to make it. On the day of the event, traffic was a nightmare and we got […]

Posted July 28, 2013 by Stacee in Signings / 12 Comments

The time I took a day trip to Vegas

The time I took a day trip to Vegas

When I was offered designated blogger for the Vegas Fierce Reads tour stop, I was floored. I had already planned on driving out to Vegas, but Macmillan’s offer made it so much sweeter. We left San Diego around 9am. We had to stop for road snacks, so we were officially on the 15N at 9:30. 11:30 found us at our first stop: the Flying J truck stop in Barstow. It was already 90+ degrees. More snacks were bought,then we were […]

Posted June 6, 2013 by Stacee in Giveaways, Interviews, Signings / 37 Comments

The time it was the YAppiest WonderCon

The time it was the YAppiest WonderCon

Going to WonderCon was an iffy thing. We couldn’t decide if we were going or not. And then LeAnna asked if we could volunteer at the MGRB booth on Friday… So we got passes for the weekend and figured why not. Friday traffic was ridiculously light. We got to the convention center around 8am and got front row parking. We grabbed some breakfast and went to see about meeting everyone. Since we had exhibitor badges, we were able to walk […]

Posted March 31, 2013 by Stacee in Giveaways, Signings / 13 Comments