Monday, August 9, 2010

Smart Chicks Kick It Tour [Book Signing Alert]

Normally, I tell you guys to mark your calendars at the beginning of the month when I know there are going to be tours in your area.  This time, I'm giving you more like five weeks notice 'cause you're not going to want to miss this if it's coming to an area anywhere near you!

The Smart Chicks Kick It Tour is so anticipated (by me), I just had to share.  It's been on my calendar since like February.  It's the brainchild of Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong (both authors we ♥), and here are the details from Facebook:
Our Tour, Our Way
Author tours are usually organized by the publisher. All we have to do is show up, which is great, but we started thinking maybe we'd like to try something different.  Organize our own tour, just the way we want it.  Pick the cities. Pick the authors. Organize the events.  So, in Sept 2010, we'll do just that.

It's Your Tour, Too
Setting up our own tour is great.  But it's not really about us.  It's about the readers--getting out and meeting them.  We'll be looking for input from readers to help us make this the kind of tour they want, too.  And because we can't get to every city, we'll also be setting up a virtual tour component.  We're still in the planning stages, but watch this page for more details.

Here are the cities to be visited in September:
13th 7 PM @ BOOKPEOPLE, Austin, TX - Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Holly Black, Rachel Caine, & Cassandra Clare

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

15th 7PM.  Off-site location TBD.  Hosted by BLUE WILLOW, Houston, TX - Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Holly Black, Sarah Rees Brennan, Margaret Stohl & Cassandra Clare

16th 6 PM Off-site location TBD.  Hosted by LEMURIA BOOKS, Jackson, MS  - Kelley Armstrong,  Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Jessica Verday & Sarah Rees Brennan

17th 7PM  @ Scottsdale Civic Library Auditorium, hosted by POISONED PEN Phoenix, AZ - Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong,  Holly Black, Sarah Rees Brennan, Kimberly Derting, and Becca Fitzpatrick.

18th Time & Off-site location TBD, Hosted by KEPLERS, San Francisco, CA - Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong,  Melissa de la Cruz, Kimberly Derting, Becca Fitzpatrick, & Rachel Caine

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

21st 6 PM @ Encinitas County Library, hosted by MYSTERIOUS GALAXY, San Diego, CA - Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Vincent, Mary Pearson, Rachel Caine, & Carrie Ryan (I'm so totally tempted to try to go to this one too!)

22nd 7 PM @ ANDERSON'S Chicago, IL -  Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Jackson Pearce, Jennifer Barnes, & Carrie Ryan

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

24th 7 PM @ JOSEPH BETH Cincinnati, OH  - Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr,  Jessica Verday, Jeri Smith-Ready, & Margaret Stohl

25th 2 PM @ CHAPTERS BRAMPTON Toronto, ON - Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Jeri Smith-Ready, Jennifer Barnes, Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

So mark your calendars, become a fan of the tour on Facebook, check out the Tour's blog, and its website.  and get ready for a way fun, way epic tour! We can't wait.  Can you?

6 comments:

Catherine (On The Nightstand) said...

Man I am so jealous of the people who get to go to one of these signings. They look fantastic.

*is very green around the eyes at the moment*

mountie9 said...

Wow - an actual Canadian date - that doesn't happen very often and its at Brampton so I can go : )

viewfromdownhere said...

Aw, man...I see an Illinois and 2 Ohio dates but none for Indianapolis...too bad!

elizabeth said...

I am going to try to make it to one of these!

DforDarla's Definite Reads said...

I'm going to the San Diego one. It's going to be a tough fit in the car with 4 people and a lot of books.

Princess Allie said...

I will be at the Austin and Houston ones. Woo-hoo!