Song Quest Update 4
Daria of All Pencils of Mine Are Sugar Plums and winner of the cover design contest for Song Quest has also designed covers for the other two books in the series: Crystal Mark and Dark Quetzal.
Here they are in all their glory:
Stunt Bunny: Showbiz Sensation Book Launch
On Thursday evening I met up with fellow blogger Caroline of Portrait of a Woman, we had a light dinner in a very strange establishment and then headed to Tamsyn Murray's launch party for her new novel for younger readers Stunt Bunny: Showbiz Sensation. It was very exciting and if I'm honest a little intimating to be around all these people we didn't know. But it was fine because there was the timeless topic of Twilight and the issue of sparkly vampires and that broke the ice.
Tamsyn did a speech as did an important Simon and Schuster person. There was lots of food and then there was a signing. I want to say a huge thanks to Caroline for being a great launch party companion. I had such a great time chatting with her.
Caroline has recently started a meme which is encouraging people to read books in translation. It is very cool and you should definitely check it out!
Melvin Burgess at the British Film Institute
Saturday 5th June, 2pm
'Acclaimed author of teenage fiction Melvin Burgess will be talking about book to screen adaptation, his writing career followed by a half-hour book signing. There is also a competition on www.spinebreakers.co.uk where the winner will win a signed copy of Melvin's new book, Nicolas Dane, as well as the chance to interview Melvin after the talk.' (Source: BFI Website) More info about this and other events at BFI can be found here
The Demon's Covenant UK Signing
Sarah Rees Brennan will be hosting an author talk, signing and then watching a film with Murder One Film Club on Tuesday June 15th, 6.30pm, Shortwave Cinema, London. More info can be found on the lovely Jenny's blog @ Wondrous Reads
Summer Scream Event @ Foyles Book Shop London
There is a super exciting event taking place at Foyles.
19th June, 12 - 4 pm
The following authors will be there for signings and author talks: Rachel Caine, Sarah Rees Brennan, Sarwat Chadda, Brian Williams & Roderick Hunt. Tickets are free but you need to book a place. Find out more @ http://www.foyles.co.uk/summer_scream.asp?
The first chapter of Torment by Lauren Kate has been released! Check it out here: http://www.randomhouse.com/teens/fallen/Torment_SneakPeek.pdf
My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares Book Trailer
I really cannot wait to read this book. My copy arrived from the publisher yesterday. Thanks very much to Hodder and Stoughton for sending it to me.
My sister's birthday is fast approaching and I need some recommendations of mermaid books. That's her thing. YA or adult. Give me what you've got!