YA OR BUST! We're coming for you, Seattle!

Nina, Gayle, and moi at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Tonight — Thursday, April 26th — is the last night of our YA OR BUST! tour. We've been having a blast, and if you live in the Seattle area, I hope you'll join us:

Roosevelt High School: 7-10 p.m.
1410 NE 66th St.
Seattle, WA 98115
(hosted by University Bookstore)
Gayle Forman!
Nina LaCour!
Stephanie Perkins!

A few quick, unrelated notes:

• I am not attending BEA (nor any of the BEA-related festivities) this year. I was listed on their website by mistake. I'm sorry. I'm bummed about this, too.

"The 21 Absolute Worst Things in the World" Jarrod and I used to find number fourteen in our apartment in Atlanta. I'm far from squeamish, but . . . yiiiiiiiick!

• I MIGHT have purchased a creepy Edward Cullen wedding doll.* And MAYBE I was encouraged by Kiersten White. And it's POSSIBLE we will take pictures with it next week when she visits me in Asheville.

Speaking of . . .

I have one additional superspecial event next week. I'm on a panel with local YA authors Beth Revis and Megan Miranda, PLUS Kiersten White — Her first appearance in the South! — at Malaprop's in Asheville, NC at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1st.

And thank you to everyone who has come out to support Penguin's YA OR BUST! tour. We love you. Seriously, we do. You have been hilarious, kind, and generous audiences. We are so lucky to have readers like you. Rock on.

* No offense to book Edward Cullen, who I find quite dreamy.


YA OR BUST! Afternoon in Petaluma

Chartreuse Ladies: Jess Rothenberg, Nina LaCour, Moi

Coffee Shop Terrarium Lion

Our Beautiful Welcome at Casa Grande High School

Gayle working on Just One Day — out next spring!

Goooorgeous, right?

Jess and Her Fiancée


Thursday, April 19: Petaluma, CA
Copperfield's Books, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Friday, April 20: Santa Barbara, CA
Chaucer's Bookstore, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 21: Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
University of Southern California
Signing: Mrs. Nelson’s Bookstore Booth #747 @ 12:00 p.m.

Monday, April 23: Los Angeles, CA
Children's Book World, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 24: Huntington Beach, CA
Barnes & Noble at Bella Terra, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 25: San Diego, CA
Mysterious Galaxy, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 26: Seattle, WA
Roosevelt High School
1410 NE 66th St.
(hosted by University Bookstore)
7:00-10:00 p.m.


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