Feature: 3 Weeks, 5 Author Events – Recap & Giveaway

Feature: 3 Weeks, 5 Author Events – Recap & Giveaway

I had a busy few weeks! I went to 5 author events and I loved every minute of it! I wish I could have attended three additional events held within these same 3 weeks, but I did need to be home for a few days and take care of my household! Some events I tweeted a lot, some I posted to my instagram stories, and others I just sat back and listened. Hope you enjoy my abbreviated coverage…oh I also have some giveaway goodies for you all, so be sure to leave me a comment about my post to be entered to win!


Warcross by Marie Lu with guest Alexander London

Marie Lu celebrated the release day of Warcross with special guest Alexander London on Tuesday 9/12/17 at Towne Book Center, Collegeville, PA. This is a cool bookstore, they had a full cafe including wine as well as a great selection of books. This was my first time here but the drive was worth it to hear Marie and Alex chat. The crowd was massive and it was so great to see some familiar faces and meet some new voracious readers!


Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas ended her Tower of Dawn tour on 9/16/17 which was held in the gymnasium of the Friends Central School on City Line Avenue in Philadelphia, PA. It was sweltering inside the gym, and it was a massive turnout, but everyone seemed to have a blast! There was a photo booth which was so fun to help fans don some capes and crowns and pose for photos! I thoroughly enjoyed taking everyone’s photos and seeing their pure joy and excitement. Sarah was effervescent as always, and she shared some really personal stories about her family, including her grandmother, whom survived the Holocaust, and is a huge inspiration to Sarah. I won’t lie, I may have shed a tear or two.


They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera & Release by Patrick Ness

Patrick Ness and Adam Silvera celebrated their new releases of Release and They Both Die at the End with a packed house at Barnes & Noble, in Oxford Valley, PA on 9/20/17. Patrick Ness was hilarious, and I am not sure he even meant to be! But I was laugh so much! These two books had quite a few common themes in them, and I highly recommend checking them out!


Behind the Song Anthology Launch with all these authors!

A bunch of the authors included in the anthology came out to the Boxcar Brewing Company in West Chester, PA on 9/23/17. They were K.M. Walton, Donn-T, David Arnold, E.C. Myers, Ellen Hopkins, Tiffany Schmidt, Beth Kephart, James Howe, and Elisa Ludwig. This was a fun launch, there was alcohol, snacks, a discussion, as well as LIVE performances from 3 of the authors! Check out my twitter moments for some live videos I recorded on my little iPhone! I had so much fun!


Fierce Reads Tour with Jennifer Mathieu, Caleb Roehrig, Anna-Marie McLemore, and Mitali Perkins

These authors were absolutely delightful! So much insight into their worlds and their books. I could have listened to them talk for hours! I really loved hearing about Caleb’s pre-author experiences working on some reality tv shows. Jennifer Mathieu told us the story behind her amazing dedication in Moxie as well as some movie production news *hint* the script is being developed at the moment! Mitali spoke about her personal inspirations behind her book, and what it was like to be an immigrant in the melting pot of NYC versus the very homogeneous suburbs of California. Anna-Marie talked about the inspiration behind her murderous gardens, and all the food creations in her book. If you want to know more, I highly recommend catching them at an event!


Just leave me a comment about any of the books mentioned above, or about your last author event experiecne!

You will win these items from the tour stops:

  • Signed ARC of Warcross
  • a box of hair color chalk
  • Tower of Dawn swag
  • Fierce reads tote bag
  • Moxie Swag
  • I will add in a few other fun surprise things into the winner’s package!

This giveaway will close on 10/15/17. Due to the nature of this giveaway it is USA only, so sorry international friends, but shipping is very expensive. I do include international all the time, like just last week an intl person won a giveaway, so don’t fret!




  1. Audrey Stewart
    October 5, 2017

    All the books look greats. I enjoyed all the photos. Everyone looks to be having such fun! I would read MOXIE first. I have never been to a book signing.

  2. Kristy Petree
    October 5, 2017

    I think I’ve only read one of these, Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig, but I love Marie Lu and have read/loved her previous trilogies. Authors events are rare in our area, but I saw Colleen Hoover on her Without Merit tour last night! Thanks for the chance!

    • Kristy
      October 5, 2017

      And I want to read Moxie of course!

      • kelly
        October 5, 2017

        Hell Yeah!!! Its awesome!

    • kelly
      October 5, 2017

      Oh yay Kristy! I know you love Colleen too!! Also, means another signed book to share on sundays!!

  3. Danielle Hammelef
    October 5, 2017

    Wow! I would love to meet these authors! Moxie sounds like a book every person should read, especially women. I attended an author signing and loved having my book personalized and getting my picture taken with my new hero. Authors are the best! Thanks for sharing your experiences.

  4. Christy Jane (@diamondxgirl)
    October 5, 2017

    WAIT so did you and Jennifer have a Moxie riot grrl chat? INQUIRING MOXIE GIRLS NEED TO KNOW

    • kelly
      October 5, 2017

      There wasn’t nearly enough time to chat but yes I talked to Jennifer about my riot grrl youth and how I’m still basically living it. 🤣

  5. Lily M..
    October 7, 2017

    I’m still excited about Tower and Dawn, I haven’t read it yet, but I must one day, one day.

  6. Tammy V
    October 8, 2017

    I think Warcross seems interesting. Last Seen Leaving has been one I’ve wanted to read. My one and only author even was Bookfest by B & N two years ago. Couldn’t go to this year’s because my daughter decided to have her baby early – lol.

  7. theresajs
    October 9, 2017

    These events all look like so much fun! )I try to not be too envious of people that have authors come to their area all the time! =) )
    I was really really lucky that both Sarah J Maas and Leigh Bardugo came to my area in Sept. That was def a rare occurrence! I try to go to as many in my area as possible, especially when the events take place at my local indie bookstore.
    Chicago is only 3 hrs from me but so many of the events take place during the week and I just can’t do that. I’m grateful for the ones I can attend, as I know there are many others who can’t make them.

    • kelly
      October 10, 2017

      Yes, weekday events make it so much harder especially to travel, which is why I miss Leigh Bardugo, it was either NYC or DC and both were weeknights and I would have had to take off work…so I didn’t go and I am still kicking myself.

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