13 November 2009

Jingle All the Way

Hello Bay Area folk. I'll be up here in December doing a few author things as part of the Holidaze With the Debs events series. The end of 2009 approaches and there's only one more Debs release to go, Rhonda Stapleton's "Stupid Cupid." That means fifty-plus Debs books have already been released into the world and everyone is working hard and out there promoting, promoting, promoting. Remember, the holidays are the season for giving!

So yeah, I'll be with my fellow Bay Area Debs Lauren Bjorkman (My Invented Life), Cheryl Herbsman (Breathing), Malinda Lo (Ash), C. Lee McKenzie (Sliding on the Edge), and Sarah Quigley (TMI). I'm looking forward to our big week because it's going to be massive fun and I'm going to get posters made of the Exclusively Chloe cover. For use at the events and to hang on my walls of course. Wouldn't you want an EC cover plastered all over your room? Sure you do. Nothing would give you more cool points, not even skinny jeans and stylish hair. Those were so this year anyway.

Remember, at our last event we all randomly met George McGovern. That set the bar pretty high (and my covert Wikipedia search afterwards was done expediently I assure you) and I'm hoping for a similar brush with fame this time around. High on my wish list: Larry Bird, Orson Scott Card, Jodie Foster, and okay, if she insists on being there, Natalie Portman. So come join us!

Holidaze With the Debs
We are pleased to announce Holidaze With the Debs, a series of author events in the U.S. and Canada this holiday season. At bookstores, libraries and schools in the New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Toronto areas, members of the 2009 Debutantes will talk about their own books and other 2009 favorites. (I'll be at the following events)

Dec. 5, 3-4 p.m
588 Francisco Blvd. West
San Rafael, CA
Including: Lauren Bjorkman, Cheryl Renee Herbsman, Malinda Lo, Sarah Quigley, J.A. Yang

Dec. 8, 7 p.m.
Menlo Park Public Library
800 Alma St.
Menlo Park, CA
Including: Lauren Bjorkman, Cheryl Renee Herbsman, C. Lee McKenzie, Sarah Quigley, J.A. Yang

Dec. 9, 12 p.m.
Petaluma High School*
201 Fair St.
Petaluma, CA
Including: Lauren Bjorkman, Cheryl Renee Herbsman, Malinda Lo, Sarah Quigley, J.A. Yang
* Open to the public, but visitors should check in at the school office when arriving

Dec. 12, 2-4 PM
Barnes and Noble
The Shops at Tanforan*
1150 El Camino Real
San Bruno, CA
Including: Lauren Bjorkman, Cheryl Herbsman, Malinda Lo, C. Lee McKenzie, Sarah Quigley, and J.A. Yang
*Change of venue from Colma Borders
Also, the 2009 Debut Library contest is still going on till the end of the year. There's a 46 book set of debut novels ready to be gifted to one lucky library. It's incredibly easy to enter and if you win, think of how the citizens of Your-ville will celebrate! There will be rejoicing, dancing, and yes, probably lots of reading. Which is always a good thing.