Thursday, March 11, 2010

Smart Chicks Kick It Tour dates & places!

It's final! The Smart Chicks Kick It Tour has lined up dates for its fall sweep of North America. This is a tour entirely organized and sponsored by a group of authors who write young adult paranormal novels.

Many of them, as you can see from the list below, are famous. Many are New York Times bestsellers.

And then there's me. I'm not sure how I got to be on this tour, honestly. Possibly I was wearing glasses around one of them and they thought that meant I was smart, when really I just had dust on my contact lens.

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NOTE: This schedule is updated and FINAL as of August 25, 2010.

September 13th, 2010 7 PM @ BOOKPEOPLE, Austin, TX
Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Holly Black, Rachel Caine & Cassandra Clare

September 14th, 2010 7 PM @ B&N THE WOODLANDS, Houston, TX
Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Kami Garcia & Rachel Vincent.

September 15th, 2010 7PM. @ The Refuge (13150 Memorial Dr). Hosted by BLUE WILLOW, Houston, TX
Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Holly Black, Sarah Rees Brennan, Margaret Stohl & Cassandra Clare

September 16th, 2010 6 PM @ Plantation Commons (105 Plantation Cove, Gluckstadt). Hosted by LEMURIA BOOKS, Jackson, MS
Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Jessica Verday & Sarah Rees Brennan

September 17th, 2010 7PM @ Scottsdale Civic Library Auditorium, hosted by POISONED PEN Scottsdale, AZ
Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Holly Black, Sarah Rees Brennan & Kimberly Derting.

September 18th, 2010 6 PM @ Menlo Park Library, Hosted by KEPLERS, Menlo Park, CA
Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Melissa de la Cruz, Margaret Stohl, Kami Garcia & Kimberly Derting

September 20th, 2010 6 PM @ VROMAN'S, Pasadena, CA
Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine, Melissa de la Cruz, Rachel Vincent, Margaret Stohl & Mary Pearson

September 21st, 2010 6 PM @ Encinitas County Library, hosted by MYSTERIOUS GALAXY, San Diego, CA
Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Mary Pearson, Rachel Caine, Rachel Vincent, Carrie Ryan, Rachel Vincent, Margaret Stohl & Kami Garcia.

September 22nd, 2010 7 PM @ Wentz Concert Hall at North Central College, Hosted by ANDERSON'S Naperville, IL
Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Jackson Pearce, Jennifer Barnes & Carrie Ryan
NOTE: for this event, it is free with the purchase on one book by a featured author or $5 without purchase.

September 23rd, 2010 7 PM @ BOOKS & CO AT THE GREENE, Dayton, OH
Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Jackson Pearce, Jennifer Lynn Barnes & Kami Garcia.

September 24th, 2010 7 PM @ JOSEPH BETH Cincinnati, OH
Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Jeri Smith-Ready, & Margaret Stohl

September 25th, 2010 2 PM @ CHAPTERS BRAMPTON (52 Quarry Edge Drive) Brampton, ON
Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Melissa de la Cruz, Jeri Smith-Ready, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Yes, I am still pinching myself. Yes, it still hurts, so I guess that means this is real.

Stay tuned for my BEA schedule, coming up at the end of May! That whimpering in the background is my dog telling me not to ever leave home again. Or maybe it's my husband.

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That's awesome Jeri! Too bad I won't be able to visit during the tour.

However, I'll be at BEA and will eagerly await your schedule. :)

Posted by: Blogger Jess (The Cozy Reader) at 3/12/2010 12:00 AM

Yay! I look forward to meeting you. I know for sure that I'll be signing at BEA 3-3:30pm Thursday, May 26, at the Romance Writers of America (RWA) booth.

The rest is all off-site at bookstores and libraries and still being nailed down. Should know within the next couple of weeks!

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 3/12/2010 12:18 AM

Congrats Jeri, you are on your way. I am very excited for you. Have a blast!

Peace and love,
Paula R.

Posted by: Blogger Paula R at 3/12/2010 10:35 AM

Fantastic! Wow, looks like you're super busy!

Oh, bother. Just one teeny tiny itty bitty grumble that the Smart Chicks Kick It Tour picked Chapters Brampton for the Toronto stop seeing as how Brampton isn't quite Toronto(it's a city in the Greater Toronto Area that's about a 45 min. drive out). *grumble* Okay, now that that's done with, I'll have to see if I can find a way out there. :)

Posted by: Blogger Pissenlit at 3/16/2010 7:01 PM

Hi Pissenlit! I hope you can make it out to Brampton so we can finally meet in person. :-) The tour coordinators did the best they could to find stores that could accommodate us all and that were available on the dates we needed to keep the tour rolling on schedule. It was a pretty huge undertaking to set this tour up, and I am personally in awe of their efforts and so grateful to be included.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 3/16/2010 7:07 PM

Hey - don't sell yourself short! You belong there :-)
I'm going to BEA so hopefully I can get Shade signed to join the growing Jeri SMith-Ready collection!

Posted by: Blogger Karen at 3/17/2010 10:57 AM

Hooray, Karen! It'll be great to meet you. At BEA I'm signing at the RWA booth (3484) on Thursday, 3-3:30. I'll announce it again in a separate post when I get all my BEA events squared away.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 3/17/2010 11:29 AM

Thanks, Paula! I'm very excited, too. It'll be nice to do a booksigning where I know people will show up. ;-)

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 3/18/2010 9:20 AM

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