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event recap: This is Teen Live! with Maggie Stiefvater, Libba Bray, & more

event recap: This is Teen Live! with Maggie Stiefvater, Libba Bray, & more

Hello everyone! We’re very pleased to welcome ♥ Rachel ♥ back to the blog to share her bookish adventures in the field. The last time she was here, she gave us fascinating movie news from our favorite Harper Teen authors. Today she’s dishing on exciting book news and even writing tips from Scholastic authors! And don’t forget to check back in with us next week, when she reports back from the LA Times Festival of Books. Thanks so much for keeping us informed, Rachel! ~ Wendy Rachel’s Night at the This is Teen LIVE! Event:   David Levithan What happens when you bring together authors Maggie Stiefvater, Libba Bray, Siobhan Vivian, Pete Hautman, and David Levithan? A night of crazy, zany, hilarity! The event I attended was held at the charming independent bookstore, Mrs. Nelson’s Toy and Book Shop in LaVerne, California and was a packed full of excited fans! This… Read more »

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event recap: Harper Teen Spring Into the Future Signing!

event recap: Harper Teen Spring Into the Future Signing!

One of my favorite people on GoodReads is my friend ♥ Rachel ♥, whose enthusiasm for YA is positively infectious. I love when she gets excited about a book, so I was really happy when she agreed to do a series of guest posts about the various author events she attends around the Los Angeles area. Without further ado, please welcome the lovely Rachel to The Midnight Garden! ~ Wendy Rachel’s Night at the HarperTeen Author Event First of all, I’d like to thank Wendy for inviting me on her blog to share my night! I was giddy with excitement to attend this event at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena, because let’s face it: these women you see on the poster are the rock-star equivalent in the YA book world! The event was very crowded and with five authors and so much to tell, it was a little crazy. Anna Carey… Read more »

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event recap: Barry Lyga at Mysterious Galaxy!

event recap: Barry Lyga at Mysterious Galaxy!

See the smiling, congenial man on the left? He writes about serial killers. Specifically, he wrote I Hunt Killers, a book I absolutely loved, so it was great fun to attend a hilarious booksigning event last night. Barry Lyga discussed his dad’s reaction to the book (“Sick.”), his upcoming projects, and lots more. Please keep in mind that I’m paraphrasing most of the discussion, since I was so busy listening I forgot to take notes! About the Book The author said he did about 3 months of exhaustive research for his novel. Barry said he is fascinated by what pushes people to extremes, and he wrote the book in part because “Serial killers are our last boogeymen. We know that vampires aren’t real–” at this point, someone gasped, “WHAT?” and everyone laughed “–and science has proven many of the things we used to be scared of don’t exist. Serial killers are… Read more »

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