Sorry, forgive me if this blog post sounds weird. Still getting used to the new Blogger interface. I saw people complaining about it on Twitter, then when it switched mine over I thought, "Okay, new Blogger. I will not freak out like everyone else. I will not freak out." Now I'm sorta freaking out.
Three booksignings next week! Here are the details of my mid-Atlantic meanderings:
Monday, April 30, 9pm - Tuesday, May 1, 1:30am
Cupboard Maker Books
157 N. Enola Rd.
Enola, PA (near Harrisburg--so near you can taste it, if Harrisburg had a taste)
Yep, you read that right--a midnight release party. It's downright Potter-ific! (Except that there's only one going on, in Pennsylvania, not 90,000 around the world. And probably no costumes. But other than that, it's JUST like Harry Potter.)
Prizes will be given out every 15 minutes between 11pm and 1am, and there'll be two pizza deliveries from Jigsy's Pizza (BEST PIZZA IN SOUTH CENTRAL PA, YO!), at 11pm and midnight.
Friday, May 4, 7-9pm
2703 Philadelphia Pike
Claymont, DE (near Philadelphia, as indicated by the Pike in the address)
Signing, reading, Italian cookies, and a very special guest:
That's right--after years of people asking, "When are you going to bring Meadow to a booksigning?" the answer is...Friday, May 4! And Saturday, May 5! (See below, right...NOW!)
Saturday, May 5, 8-10pm
303 Main Street
Reisterstown, MD (near Baltimore, home of the SHADE trilogy itself)
Five-year anniversary party for Constellation Books, featuring a SHINE signing and stargazing party, with telescopes (and guidance) provided by members of the Westminster Astronomical Society. *crosses fingers for clear skies* There'll be refreshments, and of course Meadow! Hopefully not too close together, or one will consume the other.
Now, many of you don't live in or around, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, or Baltimore, but you can still get a signed, personalized book by calling any of those stores ahead of the signings and ordering a copy. They'll work out shipping, etc., with you directly.
But there's something else you can do to take part, and maybe win some cool prizes! I do my best to spread the word about signings, but inevitably I hear from someone saying, "Oh man, you were in Chicago last week? I didn't know until just now!" So I'm determined to let everyone know this time.
Help me spread the word about the signings, and you could win the following prizes:
Winner #1 gets: A $25 gift card to the bookseller of his or her choice.
Winner #2 gets: Choice of a Keeley Brothers mega-swag bag (tote bag, coffee mug, button, and your choice of a signed SHADE or SHIFT paperback):
a Team Kilt mega-swag bag (tote bag, water bottle, button, and your choice of a signed SHADE or SHIFT paperback):