Tuesday, September 7, 2010

September's Indie Exchange [Book Signing Alerts] [Events]

September is a great month for local book events in Arizona!

First, on September 17 at 7pm, we have the Smart Chicks Tour sponsored by The Poisoned Pen at Scottsdale Library.  If you've missed the first couple of posts about this tour, check out the dates (it might be coming closer to you!) and the Q&A with Melissa Marr & Kelley Armstrong.

Then on the 19th at 4pm, Artemis Rocks! is coming to Madcap Theatre in Tempe (730 South Mill Avenue).  The show will feature live music inspired by Artemis Fowl, a Q&A, and booksigning. and a reading of the seventh book in the series, The Atlantis Complex.  Tickets are $17.99 and include a copy of the book.  Additional tickets without the book are $8 each.  Read more about it at Changing Hands.

On the 20thRosalind Wiseman's Girl World Tour kicks off here in Phoenix at Desert Mountain High School Auditorium.  Here's the description:
Moms* & daughters (ages 8-14) are invited to join Rosalind Wiseman, an internationally-recognized author, mom and expert on teens & parenting for a fun-filled evening of mother-daughter bonding. In addition to celebrating Rosalind’s latest books, the tour will feature an interactive discussion about confidence, friendships, sweat-inducing moments and common mother-daughter challenges. A Q&A session and book signing will follow. The two-hour event is sure to get mothers and daughters talking, laughing and connecting.
Tickets are $40 per mother/daughter pair (any adult can fill the mom bill) and include both of Rosalind's latest books, Queen Bees & Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World and Boys, Girls, and Other Hazardous Materials.

There are 2 multi-author events on the 24th.  The first is taking place at Changing Hands in Tempe at 7pm and features Kiersten White, Sophie Jordan, and Aprilynne Pike:
Sophie Jordan presents her teen novel Firelight, the first book in her trilogy about a girl who can shift into dragonform and her dangerous romance with the boy whose family hunts her. In Spells, Aprilynne Pike continues the story of Laurel, introduced in the bestselling Wings, as she accepts her true identity as a faerie and faces a heartbreaking choice. Joining them is Kiersten White with her debut novel, Paranormalcy, which introduces Evie, who's always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, she's falling for a shape-shifter, and she may be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy.

Also on the 24th,  is the Teen Fiction Event at 7pm at Antigone Books in Tucson and features Jillian Cantor, Adam Rex, and Janni Lee Simner.
Jillian Cantor will read from The Life of Glass (Harper, $16.99).  High-school freshman Melissa's beloved father has recently died of cancer, leaving her struggling to find her way and learning how to come to terms with her grief without giving up her memories of him.  Adam Rex will read from Fat Vampire (Harper, $16.99).  In this delightfully macabre spoof on the current vampire craze, Doug Lee is a 15 year-old overweight vampire and will be for eternity.  Janni Lee Simner will read from Thief Eyes (Random House, $16.99).  In this intense new fantasy, 16-year-old Haley accompanies her geologist father to Iceland, where she's determined to discover exactly what happened the previous year when her mother disappeared.

That's it for YA, but I'm also thinking of attending Meghan McCain's Dirty Sexy Politics reading at Changing Hands on the 16th.  Could be interesting...

That's this month's Arizona Indie Exchange.  Anything fun going on at your local Indies?  Let us know in the comments section... and also let us know if you're heading to any of these events!


Alexa said...

Wow this page is great since I happen to live in Arizona. I am already planning on going to the Smart Chick Kick It Tour but I didn't know about the one that includes Kiersten White, Sophie Jordan, and Aprilynne Pike! Thanks for the great info I might have to see about going to that changing hands event. I know they usually make you get tickets though through their bookstore.

I Heart Monster said...

Seating generally opens to the public at a quarter 'til. So, if you don't purchase a book from Changing Hands, they still allow you to hang out there. Though I would encourage you to support our local Indie and get your copies at Changing Hands, and yes, if it's a big event, they'll give you a ticket when you buy the book.

Anonymous said...

So cool! Thanks for the update about the events. Mean Girls is one of my favorite movies and I would love to take my daughter to meet Rosalind Wiseman!