Monday, April 30, 2012

April Shower of Teen Reads

Where: The Voracious Reader, Larchmont, NY.
When: Friday, April 20, 2012.
Who: Jennifer Castle (The Beginning of After), Amalie Howard, (Spellbound), Kristi Cook (Haven, Mirage), Kim Purcell (Trafficked).

This was a wonderful event that I attended with Maria of The Serpentine Library. Pizza and drinks were served and the authors were extremely friendly. They all read something from their book. Kristi read a sneak peek of Mirage, which is not out yet. The authors discussed how they began writing their novels. Kim was writing a different book when she learned about modern slavery in the US. Fear is the theme of this book, specifically what it takes for anyone to get through a fear. Jennifer was volunteering in a cat rescue facility when she met a very young woman who had lost her entire family, but managed to still be able to find herself and give of herself. I also really appreciate Jennifer's comments on standalones being beautiful in themselves. Amalie has been writing since she was nine years old but took a hiatus from it. She wasn't satisfied staying away from it so she began again and came up with a heroine who needed help. Kristi was writing historical romance when she started to read YA. She then started to write for fun and it consumed her. She likes paranormal YA because it pushes the story further.

There was then a discussion on contemporary versus paranormal and other trends. The authors feel that in YA Dystopian has peaked and the new trend will be Sci-Fi and Thrillers. No one thinks that Paranormal is going anywhere. Good news for me!

(l-r) Kristi Cook, Kim Purcell, Jennifer Castle & Amalie Howard.

~Four winners will each get one (1) book.
~The first winner will get their first choice and we'll go down the line from there.

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Anonymous said...

SO cool that you're getting to these awesome book events!! I need to move somewhere closer to where the action is.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Kate @Midnight Book Girl said...

Awesome giveaway! I'm not entering just because I feel blessed enough to have gotten Boy's Life, but I did tweet about it just because. ;)

Good Choice Reading said...

Aw! I wish I would have gone! I couldn't make it. It looks like you had a great time though! <3

Kelly said...

This event sounds awesome! Unfortunately where I live there aren't too many book-related events.

The Literary Darling said...

Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I would love to go to stuff like this nut sadly living in a small town prevents that lol, this is such an awesome sounding event! Thanks for the awesome giveaway

May said...

Amazing giveaway! I've been wanting to read Trafficked for a while now. Thank you for the giveaway :)

~Sara @ Just Another Story said...

Your are so lucky to live where you live. This looked like a lot of fun!

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