Hey, Los Angeles!

If you'd like an ANNA/LOLA/ISLA tote bag (one of these), here's how to get one THIS SUNDAY APRIL 13TH at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books:

(1) Print the above image.

(2) Fill out your name and email address.

(3) Hand it to me at the festival.

If you're one of the first ten people to hand it to me, you'll get a tote bag! Right there and then!

If you aren't . . . no worries. You'll still have a chance to win one. I'll put all of the remaining entries into a new giveaway—a drawing—and I'll randomly select two winners. I'll email the winners next week.

Now. Where will you be able to find me at the festival?

• Walking around. Of course!

• 1 PM: Signing (with Rachel Hawkins) at the Penguin/Pages booth #707. This is your best bet. Please wait in the signing line and hand me your entry when you reach the front.

• 3 PM: Panel on the YA Stage with Emery Lord, Joanna Philbin, and Amy Spalding. Please do not approach me while the panel is in session, but feel free to approach me before or after. I'm very friendly!

Good luck! I hope to see you soon!



The Ladies of Asheville YA: Moi, Alexandra Duncan, Meagan Spooner, and Megan Shepherd at Alexandra's Salvage event at Malaprop's

Congratulations to Tiffing and Anna Swenson, the randomly selected winners of this week's Salvage giveaway! I've contacted you both, so please let me know if you didn't receive my email.

Next week, I'll be in Los Angeles for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. If you live in the area, please say hello! Catch me here on Sunday, April 13th:

• 1 PM: Signing at the Penguin Young Reader's booth with the hilarious and wonderful Rachel Hawkins (Rebel Belle).

• 3 PM: Panel on the YA Stage with Emery Lord (Open Road Summer) and Joanna Philbin (Rules of Summer), moderated by my awesome pal Amy Spalding (Ink Is Thicker Than Water).

Okay! I'd better get back to work!

Or maybe I'll go eat some cookies.

Yeah. That sounds better. Cookies first, then work.

Always cookies first.