Sunday, April 19, 2009

Weekend Update!

So yesterday was the first day in a loooong time that I didn't turn my computer on--not even once! 

Mostly because I was busy with the Passport to Reading Event--thanks to all of you who stopped by--I had so much fun talking books and stuff!

And then after we dropped by the Getty museum with the fabulous Jessica Brody (good friend and author of THE FIDELITY FILES which just so happens to be a National Reader's Choice Award nominee!!!! Squee!!) and her partner in crime so I could conduct some "research" for a scene in SHADOWLAND involving THIS exhibit. 

Then after, my husband and I grabbed dinner at Thaifoon by the Santa Monica Airport where they serve things like crickets and ants, but since we ordered the crickets last time, this time we went with more "normal" Asian fare. Oh, and we sat at a table right next to some guy who I see on TV all the time but still cannot place (hate when that happens!), and then I got home and fell onto the couch in an exhausted heap--hence no computer time.

Hence a lot of catching up to do today!

But now that I've pretty much gone through all the e-mails and b-board posts, etc, I thought I'd mention a couple events that have popped up on the signing calendar-- so please save the date!

On Sunday, May 31st, from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, I'll be signing books alongside 5 awesome MG & YA authors including, Kathryn Fitzmaurice, Mary Pearson, Marlene Perez, Debby Garfinkle, and Debby Lytton, at:

"An Afternoon with Six Young Adult & Middle Grade Authors"
Laguna Beach Books
1200 S. Coast Highway, Ste. 105
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

And, on Friday, July 17th at 6:00 PM, I'll be signing copies of BLUE MOON here:

Barnes & Noble
791 S. Main Street, Ste. 100
Orange, CA 92868

Also, this week on Free Book Friday Teens they're giving away 5 signed copies of HUNTED, the 5th book in the phenomenally popular HOUSE OF NIGHT series! There's also a really great podcast interview with PC & Kristin Cast so be sure to stop by and sign up HERE for your chance to win!!

Also, over at  Free Book Friday Adults they're giving away 5 signed copies of Emily Giffin's latest, LOVE THE ONE YOU'RE WITH, so be sure to stop HERE for your chance to win!

That's it for me--Happy Sunday Everyone!



Caryn Caldwell said...

Wow! Sounds like an amazing time. As for your upcoming events, they sound like fun - especially the one with six different MG/YA authors. I suppose there are some definite advantages to living in a major city, though I do like my small town...

Jenna said...

Oh how I wish I could fly to CA for one of the summer signings...

My computer is probably feeling rather neglected...I'm usually on it all the time but since I'm on April break I'm exausted, and I don't want to mess with a computer at all. At least where I live it's starting to finally warm up to normal spring temps...

Alyson Noel said...

Hey Caryn-- Laguna Beach is kind of like a small town-- population 25K, but being in Orange County makes it feel bigger!!

Hey Jenna- Enjoy your computer free April break--and the warmer weather!!

Keri Mikulski said...

Sounds like a blast!! :)

Alyson Noel said...

Hey Keri-

It really was!

Pam (writing as Pamela Cayne) said...

Maybe someday (soon!) you'll be sent on a national tour and I'll get to see you, but for now I'll have to settle for the literacy signing at Nationals.

Alyson Noel said...

Hey Pam- Maybe someday . . .