Thursday, July 9, 2009

ALA Time!

Tip of the Day: Two tips today! #1 Come to my first signing on Sunday, 10:30-11:30 at ALA (McCormick Center West, booth 1811). #2 Check out the list of authors at ALA this weekend.

I was trying to think of what to blog about this week but all I can think about is ALA!!! It starts tomorrow in Chicago! I don't know if you can tell from all the !!!! but I'm very excited!

This is my first authorly event EVER. I've been to lots of events as part of the audience but now I'm on the author side! I will be one those people with a magical badge around her neck that opens doors to...well, I'm not sure. I've always wondered what those badges let authors get into. I'm thinking it's a pass to a super fancy cafe on the 100th floor of some building where there are fountains of iced latte in every corner. And I have a really big cup.

Like I said, it starts tomorrow night for me with a dessert party hosted by FSG and Roaring Brook. I'm soooo excited because I'll get to meet people from my publisher and other FSG authors. Then on Sunday I'll be at the YALSA Coffee Klatch meeting TONS of librarians. The coffee klatch is like a speed dating type of thing and we (look at the list (Scroll down to Sunday) of AMAZING authors going to this thing! I can't believe I get to be there with them!) spend five minutes at each table of attendants talking about our books. I'll also finally get to meet Lisa (Miss Crafting a Career) in person since she will also be doing the coffee klatch. Yay! Right after that I'll be signing arcs at the FSG booth (1811) from 10:30-11:30. I spent a chunk of time on Friday hunting down the perfect pens so I think I'm ready.

And the last thing I'm SUPER excited about? MY COVER!! I have the official, real thing now and it's awesome. Check it out:

If you are attending ALA, stop by the FSG booth on Sunday morning and say hi (and snag one of my arcs!)!

Kristina, Miss Delighted to Debut


KateMessner said...

Yay!! Can't wait to see you!

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to meeting you and getting your book!

(I can't be at your signing though. I have a gig at the same time.)

Kate Fall said...

Twitter about ALA when you get a chance! Also, I'm sending more new cover love ... <3 <3 <3

DeenaML said...

YAY TINA! I am so excited for you and Lisa. Share your wisdom after the events!!!!

Lisa Schroeder said...

You can bet I will be there, and I can't WAIT TO GET YOUR BOOK AND READ IT!!!

The new cover is awesome! So happy the third time was the charm!

Kristina Springer said...

KM & LA- Can't wait to meet you guys!
KF-- good idea! ok, I'll twitter as much as I can!
D- Next week's post for sure!
LS- Yay! Can't wait to see you!

Emily Marshall said...

Have fun at your first official Author Event Tina. So exciting!!!

Christina Farley said...

Oh I just love your cover.