Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Author Tour & Contests

I'm meant to post this a few weeks ago but totally forgot (my bad) :(

Adriana Trigiani Tour.

Celebrated author Adriana Trigiani is adored by millions of fans around the world for her adult novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Very Valentine, Lucia, Lucia, The Queen of the Big Time, Rococo and the Big Stone Gap series. Teens finally have a chance to experience Adriana's humor, insight and beloved storytelling for themselves with the publication of her highly anticipated YA debut, VIOLA IN REEL LIFE (September 1, 2009; HarperTeen), the first in a new teen series.

Trigiani’s entrée into the teen world centers on fourteen year-old aspiring filmmaker Viola Chesterton. When Viola’s parents leave for Afghanistan to make a documentary, they send her to boarding school in South Bend, Indiana. Homesick for Brooklyn, her BFF Andrew Bozelli, her confidante mystical Caitlin Pullapilly, and cold sesame noodles from her favorite local place, Viola does her best to fit in. With her trusty camera in hand, her three dynamic roommates (Romy, Marisol and Suzanne) by her side, a new crush, and the challenge to write and direct her first movie, the year Viola was dreading becomes one filled with wonder, surprise, heartbreak and joy.

Inspired by the books Adriana discovered as a teen on her county Bookmobile when she was growing up in Virginia, VIOLA IN REEL LIFE touches on the importance of self-discovery, the comfort of friendship and the love of family.

Adriana will be going on a 6 city VIOLA IN REEL LIFE tour and it would be great if you could post her event schedule on your site:

Tuesday, September 1 - LAKE GROVE, NY - Barnes & Noble – 600 Smith Haven Mall – 7pm

Thursday, September 3 - LOS ANGELES, CA - Barnes & Noble – 189 Grove Drive – 7pm

Wednesday, September 16 - ATLANTA, GA - Barnes & Noble – 7660 North Point Parkway (Alpharetta, GA) – 7pm

Thursday, September 17 - DALLAS, TX - Borders – 10720 Preston Road, Suite 1018 – 7pm

Friday, September 18 - RALEIGH, NC - Quail Ridge Books & Music – 3522 Wade Ave. – 7:30pm

Tuesday, September 22 - CHICAGO, IL - Off-site event hosted by Anderson’s Bookshop – Pfeiffer Hall at North Central College, 310 E. Benton Ave. (Naperville IL) – 7pm

Thursday, September 24 - WASHINGTON, DC - Borders – 5871 Crossroads Center Way (Baileys Crossroads, VA) – 7:30pm

Share The Ghost Love Contest.

Want to win 1,3 or even 5 ARCs from the picture on the right along with some GUTG swag?

Just post a review of GHOST on Amazon and/or as many of the following sites as you like, and for each you post on, you’ll get an entry. Your review can be on one or all of the site below:


Then go back to this post and leave a comment with your links. Easy peasy aye?

L.K Madigan's Photo Contest.

Inspired by her own upcoming book Flash Burnout, L.K Madigan is hosting a photo contest which allows you to show off your photography skill and win big prizes. Here's the "task"

Color Spot:
Take a photo that is monochromatic (mostly all one color) or lacking in color, with one contrasting bright spot that draws the eye.

She also included some example so you can have an idea of what to do

For more information, click here.

Hopefully you'll find one or more of these interesting. Whatever you choose to participate, have a good time!


lkmadigan said...

Thanks for the link, Thao!!

Diana Dang said...

Ah, I still have to read Viola in Reel Life. >< It's been sitting on my shelf for awhile.

Bookworm said...

I'm right in the middle of reading Viola in Reel Life right now, and I really like it. Adriana's a great writer, I love Viola's voice and the mystery woven into the story!