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BEA Part of It 2015: DJ and Amy Dictate Your NYC Visit!

May 5, 2015
Chelsea Market by DJ DeSmyter

I am so honored and thrilled to participate in Estelle/Rather Be Reading‘sΒ BEA Part of It series this year! Having previously experienced BEA as a visitor, I know how crunched for time my fellow booknerds are and how daunting the city can be, so I’ll be sharing my top NYC picks to help guide your visit and hopefully get you away from the Javits and your hotel. Oh, did…

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EVENT ALERT: An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth 11/24/13

November 21, 2013

Join Schuler Books in Okemos, MI for a special evening with Col. Chris Hadfield! Β  Have you ever dreamed of being an astronaut? Ever wonder what it’s like to break into a space station using only a Swiss army knife? Then don’t miss the opportunity to hear astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield talk about the many adventures and lessons he’s experienced and gained as an astronaut! Details below: What:Β Discussion…

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#EveChat on Tuesday, November 12th!

November 1, 2013

Join Keary Taylor, Jenni Merritt, and myself on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12 at 9 PM EST/6 PM CST for a live Twitter chat! We’ll be celebrating the release of THE EVE, Keary Taylor’s third and final book in her Eden Trilogy as well as discussing dystopian YA lit, writing, and everything in between! There’ll be some giveaways throughout the evening, so be sure to look out for those! Tweet…

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Concert Review: Vanessa Carlton live at the Highline Ballroom 10/15/13

October 21, 2013

On Tuesday, October 15, Grammy Award nominated singer/songwriter Vanessa Carlton graced the stage at the Highline Ballroom for an enchanting evening that left attendees wanting to relive the show over and over again. Carlton, most famous for her 2002 hit song β€œA Thousand Miles”, opened her set with β€œCarousel”, the lead single from her 2011 album Rabbits on the Run. Passionate fans replicated the hand claps during the…

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First Time BEA-er?

May 23, 2013

Book Expo America is a chaotic, fun, and informational industry event that is a definite must for anyone who takes publishing and reading seriously. I was fortunate enough to attend last year as an author and this year I will be attending as a book blogger. Last year was my first time attending BEA and I met so many wonderful people, and am looking forward to seeing old…

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Tonight: Twitter Chat/Giveaway!

December 13, 2012

photo courtesy of David James Hi, all! I am so sorry for how late this post is, but hopefully it reaches you all and finds you well. Tonight at 9 PM EST, MundieMoms is hosting a chat with myself, Courtney Allison Moulton (Angelfire), Susan Dennard (Something Strange and Lovely), David James (Light of the Moon), and Valerie Kemp (Defy the Dark). We will be answering any writing questions…

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Upcoming Appearances: October

October 6, 2012

On Wednesday, October 24th, I will be speaking at Grand Rapids Community College’s “Who Cares, Why Bother?” writing conference. I will be talking about the importance of being able to write/communicate professionally even if you’re pursuing a creative writing career. I speak at 1:30 PM in room 120 in the ATC building. For more information, visit the GRCC site: http://cms.grcc.edu/whocares Also, I will be participating in a group…

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Reminder: BEA Signing

May 26, 2012

Can you believe the Book Expo is in two weeks?! Where has the time gone? I’m glad, though, because I’ve been waiting three years to go to BEA and now it’s finally happening, and I get to go as an author, which is amazing. Anyway, here are the details for my involvement at BEA: What: Vlog event with fellow Pendrell author, Lani Woodland, author of Intrinsical and InedlibleTime: Wednesday, June 6th…

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Local Appearance: April 21st

April 2, 2012

Hi, everyone. Just wanted to let you know I’ll be participating in a local event here in Grand Rapids, MI for the Kent District Library system’s “Celebrate the Mitten” showcase. I’ll be on a panel focusing on “author issues”. It should be fun! πŸ™‚ For more information, click HERE.…