Author: Tamara Ireland Stone


The time it was about middle grade books

The time it was about middle grade books

Seeing Tamara Ireland Stone is always a given.  We have a standing date at her launch parties and I’ve driven up to San Francisco for all of them: Time Between Us, Time After Time, and Every Last Word.  This time around, Tamara told me that she would be coming to me. We got to the bookstore early enough for me to run amok, hug all of my favorite Mysterious Galaxy people, raid the back room, and peruse the YA section. […]

Posted September 12, 2017 by Stacee in Signings / 3 Comments

The time it was about YallWest {3}

The time it was about YallWest {3}

Michelle and I have gone to YallWest since it started, so it’s sort of a given that we’ll go.  This year, instead of being an evening event and two full days, it was only Friday night and Saturday.  We were a bit wary, but had tickets for Friday and our books flapped and ready to go. On Friday, Keiko, Michelle, and I headed up towards LA around 10am.  We ended up making several stops: Target, Starbucks, Downtown Disney…you know, normal […]

Posted May 2, 2017 by Stacee in Signings / 6 Comments

The time I kept interrupting

The time I kept interrupting

Right before I went to San Francisco for Tamara’s launch party, she told me that she would be in San Diego. I still decided to go up to SF. Fast forward to July and it was a lovely line up of my favorites. Michelle and I met at Panera for pre-pre-game. We eventually made it over to our regular bakery pre-game for goodies. We got back to the store around 6:30 and proceeded to be spoiled rotten in the back […]

Posted July 18, 2015 by Stacee in Signings / 0 Comments

The time there was live music

The time there was live music

Going to Tamara’s launch party for Every Last Word was a definite thing. Awesomeboss is super awesome, so I knew it wouldn’t be a problem taking time off if I needed to. Turns out the launch ended up being on a Sunday and we were able to make a weekend trip. We had plans to leave Friday and then see a concert, but everything sort of fell through. We ended up seeing our NOH8 family on Saturday and working LA […]

Posted June 15, 2015 by Stacee in Signings / 1 Comment

The time it was a weekend in Vegas

The time it was a weekend in Vegas

Going to Vegas Valley Book Festival was pretty much a given. I heard about it from Crystal when we went to her B&N for the Fierce Reads tour in June. She had said something about it in passing and when I looked it up and saw the glorious list of authors, my head almost exploded. I slowly accumulated my books and made stacks around my office. The stacks fluctuated as authors were added and canceled….eventually, my total number of books was 47. […]

Posted November 3, 2013 by Stacee in Signings / 28 Comments

The time I went to Berkeley

The time I went to Berkeley

I convinced Hubs to take me to San Francisco for Tamara Ireland Stone’s launch party for Time Between Us, so it only made sense [to me] that I would head back up there when Time After Time launched. He was unable to take the time off work, so I headed up alone. You think the drive to Vegas is boring? This is worse. The only good thing about it is that drivers on the 5 like to drive fast, so even […]

Posted October 9, 2013 by Stacee in Signings / 18 Comments

The time it was in a bar

The time it was in a bar

Once upon a time, Gretchen McNeil posted an panel/event on Facebook with Brodi Ashton, Veronica Rossi and Jennifer Bosworth. Since it had SCBWI in the title, I asked if it was open to the public and then again if everyone would be willing to sign afterwards. Gretchen’s answer? DUH. [STG, My adoration for this woman is immense.] Now, being the sneaky sneak that I am, I looked through the list of people who said they were attending. On that list? […]

Posted August 3, 2013 by Stacee in Signings / 14 Comments