Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Upcoming Tour Events (with updated locations and corrections)

It's early in the morning and I haven't been able to sleep most of the night. Why? Because I'm leaving on a jet plane in a couple of hours . . . and hopefully coming to a town near you!

Yep, it's that time . . .

Tour time!

Here is where I will be in the next month. Check out the list of events to see if I am coming your way. If I'll be near you, please come see me. I'll sign your books, talk literary crushes, dissect the Hunger Games movie with you, whatever. I may even have bottles of TSG nail polish to give away at some of the events.

Upcoming Tour Events:

Chicago, IL
RT Booklovers Convention
I'll be a featured author at the YA SLUMBER PARTY, TEEN DAY PARTY,
and I will be signing books in YA Alley that Saturday.

4/17; 4 pm
(Please note the time change. I've been saying 7pm, but it is much earlier at 4pm.)
Jackson, MS
Lemuria Books
I'll be signing at Lemuria Books with Brodi Ashton!

4/18; 6 pm
(Please note the time change. I've been tweeting 7pm but it's actually 6pm)
Memphis, TN
Booksellers at Laurelwood
I'll be signing books. Please come see me!

5/3; 7 pm
Las Vegas, NV
Book singing at the Rainbow Barnes and Noble
with Brodi Ashton and Lindsey Leavitt!

5/5: time TBD (probably 11 am or noon)
San Diego, CA
Mysterious Galaxy
I'll be one of the featured authors at the bookstore's birthday bash

5/24; 7 pm
San Francisco, CA
Books Inc
"A Very Steamy Evening" with me, Brodi Ashton, & Cynthia Hand
hosted by Not Your Mother's Book Club

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Winners and TSG Launch Party Recap

First item of business: The winner of my Dark Divine prize pack in the YA Scavenger Hunt give-away is: Crystal A.!

Email me at readbreecontests(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your prize. You have 30 days to claim your prize or it becomes forfeit and I give it to somebody else.

Right, so now on to THE SAVAGE GRACE launch party recap. I've been meaning to do a post about the launch party for almost two weeks now, but that's just how crazy it has been lately. I was nervous going in because I honestly just didn't know if anyone was going to show up.

Why, you ask? Well let me tell you.

1.) By a rather unfortunate turn of events, TSG's launch was scheduled for the same night as another local author's launch party. But not just any other local author. Brandon Mull was launching his second book in the BEYONDERS series. And if you've ever been to, or heard about one of his launch parties, you know they are nothing short of epic.

2.) This was book 3. My boys are perfect barometers of the attitude I feared. At my first launch party they were climbing all over me because they were so excited and happy for me. Now when I tell them I have another book signing I get "Do we HAVE to go?" Of course, my neuroses was convincing me that everyone else in Salt Lake was feeling the same way.

3.) Did I mention that Brandon Mull was launching his book the same night, just 20 minutes away?

So, yeah. I was a little nervous the party was going to consist of me giving a presentation to just my hubby and my slightly put out kids. However, luckily and gratefully, people actually came and fun was had by all! (at least I hope it was fun... I had fun... you guys had fun, right?) So, you wanna see some pictures?

(Look! People actually showed up! Family, Friends, and Fans. The three best F words.)

(All the lovely people who waited in line)

(Of all the times to be allergic to gluten :( Raspberry Chocolate TSG Cake! Huge thanks to The King's English for providing the treats.)

(The Six showing their love and support in coral pink.)

(Signing books for some new blogger friends at TKE. Have I mentioned how cool of a book store The King's English is?)

(Hubby, Kid Z and Kid A)

(My best friend, and the talented photographer for the event, Michelle. Love you babe, and thank you for all the wonderful photos. I wish I could have shared them all. You guys should check out her work here:

Oh, and I almost forgot. We had a special celebrity guest appearance that evening by the one and only Brent Sallay - the inspiration for Brent the Werewolf.

(Brent showing his sarcastic scary powers)

Huge thanks you's go out to everyone who came, The Kings English (obviously), Michelle for the pictures, Brick for procuring a slide projector and screen at the last minute for me as well as being my roadie, and of course to all my family and friends.

Now that the fun has been had, it's time to get back to business. I've got a manuscript due soon and I gotta get my butt in gear. If only I could remember how to write a book...

Sunday, April 1, 2012

YA Scavenger Hunt--ended

Hey all!

If you came looking for the YA Scavenger Hunt, I am afraid to tell you that it is now closed. The winner of my personal giveaway will be announced some time in the next couple of days. Those who participated in the hunt, I hope you had a grand time. I hope you also enjoyed the alternate ending to THE LOST SAINT.

Have a nice April Fools Day! And I promise, no practical jokes here on the blog today.