Mark Your Calendars!

I've got a couple of things cooking as far as YA author signings in Southern California.

First of all, the superlative Lisa McMann will be signing her new novel, Cryer's Cross, at Borders Glendale: Friday, February 11, 2011 at 7 pm. I'm collecting RSVPs to better help plan the event. Just in case you haven't yet picked up her previous books in the Dream Catcher series, I want to make sure they have enough there! You can fill out the form below if you think you're going to attend.


The community of Cryer’s Cross, Montana (population 212) is distraught when high school freshman Tiffany disappears without a trace. Already off-balance due to her OCD, 16-year-old Kendall is freaked out seeing Tiffany’s empty desk in the one-room school house, but somehow life goes on... until Kendall's boyfriend Nico also disappears, and also without a trace. 

Now the town is in a panic. Alone in her depression and with her OCD at an all-time high, Kendall notices something that connects Nico and Tiffany: they both sat at the same desk. She knows it's crazy, but Kendall finds herself drawn to the desk, dreaming of Nico and wondering if maybe she, too, will disappear...and whether that would be so bad. 

Then she begins receiving graffiti messages on the desk from someone who can only be Nico. Can he possibly be alive somewhere? Where is he? And how can Kendall help him? 

The only person who believes her is Jacian, the new guy she finds irritating...and attractive. As Kendall and Jacian grow closer, Kendall digs deeper into Nico's mysterious disappearance only to stumble upon some ugly—and deadly—local history. Kendall is about to find out just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried.

I can't wait!

My good buddy Janelle is also using her super-fangirl powers on Cassandra Clare and Holly Black... which means Borders Glendale *might* also be hosting another super-exciting Midnight Release Party as well... so if you want to be contacted about that, check the appropriate box--you'll help us show the publishers and Borders how many people they can expect at the party. If we throw it, fans will come!

I'm also going to be starting a YA publicity networking group on Facebook in the next week or so; if you want to be emailed when that launches, please check that box, too.

If you can't see the form below, click here.

P.S. as of Jan. 1, 2011 I will no longer be employed at said Borders Bookstore, but I will still be stalking all my favorite YA authors there (ha. ha.) so I remain defacto info-gatherer/disseminator for YA special events. So if you have any book signing questions, I don't have authority but I do have information, so don't hesitate to ask me things.

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