Thursday, April 7, 2011

F is for Freakin' Awesome

Hi Besties!

This is a huge announcement for if you live in the Houston area or nearby cities!

Teen Book Con!
Day: Saturday April 9th
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Place: Alief Taylor High School
Admission: FREE!

Blue Willow Bookshop (best shop in Houston) is a sponsor of this fabulous event!

What's happening there?

A TON OF AUTHORS THAT'S WHAT?!

Here are a few of the fun authors you'll meet:

Stephenie Perkins
Rachel Hawkins
Lindsey Leavitt

See?! That alone is made of awesome!!! I unfortunately will be in Houston but this is an event you shouldn't miss!!!!

What happens in your area??? Maybe you should apparate to Houston!

49 comments:

Cheree said...

So jealous, nothing ever happens down in Australia... I wish I could just up and leave at some random time just to attend a US conference.

Diana Mieczan said...

I so would love to be there. How are you, sweetie? Hugs and kisses

Lindsay N. Currie said...

I'm so jealous. Why don't these cool things come to Chicago??

Lisa Galek said...

Neat!~ Wish I could be there! Actually Lisa and Laura Roecker are making an appearance at my local library sometime this month. I missed their book signing so I'm gonna have to check them out there!

Bish Denham said...

You always seem to have the best things going. But sorry, Houston is too far away for me. I can't even get my butt down to San Antonio! (Not a city girl.)

Jennifer Shirk said...

Wah! Wish I lived closer!

Lisa Potts said...

Oh, man, why is Houston so far away?

salarsenッ said...

Hah...not much. I've missed blogging with you. Trying to catch up with all the A-Z blitz is exhausting...in a good way, though.

joss said...

this is when living in the middle of no where sucks still the peace and quite is always great for my writing lol

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sorry, nowhere near Houston!

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Sounds fab :)

Jaydee Morgan said...

If I lived in Houston, I'd definitely go. Sounds like a good time!

Lindsay said...

*Sniff* I wish I could be there.

Emily White said...

Nothing like that ever happens in my neck of the woods. :( I'm too close to NYC for any event to consider coming to Buffalo, but I'm too far away from NYC to justify the expense of flying or driving there. :( :( :(

Rhonda@laugh-quotes said...

Cool things really never come to New Zealand, either. Looks like fun.

Dafeenah said...

Sounds like fun. Would love to go but I don't think my car would make it across the ocean.

Dafeenah

Summer Ross said...

I would love to go to one of these- but sadly we don't have stuff like that in my parts very often! Thanks for posting!

Katie Mills said...

NO fair! No fair! No fair!

Ella said...

This sounds great; I would love to go...

Tracey Neithercott said...

That sounds like so much fun. Alas, Texas is a bit too far. :)

Catherine Denton said...

Think I'm gonna plan my vacation around the Blue Willow Bookshop. And I've been trying to apparate but I keep leaving my eyebrows behind. When I get it perfected, I'll be there!
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Michael Di Gesu said...

Too far for me to travel... DARN!

Angela Felsted said...

Those are some amazing big name authors you just listed. Now I wish I lived in Texas.

Pearson Report said...

Houston...we have lift off!

Damn, I'm just a little too far away - but I hope everyone that gets there has an awesome experience!

Thanks for putting it out there and sharing - that's what it's all about.

Cheers, Jenny

Donea Lee said...

Oh, how I would love to apparate! :) We have a great little book shop in Salt Lake that holds a lot of author events (that I really need to attend more..). I'll have to see what they've got coming up. Thanks for the reminder!

Aubree said...

pretty much nothing happens where i live but to be able to apparate would be AWESOME!

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

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Laura Marcella said...
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Laura Marcella said...

I wish I could Apparate to Houston!

I'll try this: ACCIO BLUE WILLOW BOOKSHOP!

It may take a few minutes for it to get here... ;)

Stephsco said...

Hi! You posted on my blog recently (thanks!). I love yours. I wish I had gotten in on the A-Z blog challenge when April started; I think it's too late now. Fun to read yours!

As a side note, I saw on your WIP page your story about the Travelers which has some similar elements to what I'm writing. Specifically use of a place called the In Between (weird!) But thankfully, our projects sound different enough that I'm sure they can both exist, as we become world famous bazillionaires. Or at the very least, host a speaking engagement at a local library. We can dream!

AllMyPosts said...

Thanks for sharing yaar!!!

with warm regards
http://becomingprince.blogspot.com

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Wow, lots of fun stuff going on! I'd love to escape to Houston for the weekend, but it probably won't happen. Still, it's tempting... : )

Shannon O'Donnell said...

*sigh* I wish I lived in an area with great conferences and book expos! :-)

Teenage Bride said...

Freaking awesome indeed!

lesleylsmith said...

Thank, Jen. This event sounds fun. FYI-Your "About Me" blurb is really cute.
Your blog overall is fun. Kudos!

Dawn Brazil said...

***I just shed a tear*** I, unlike many commenters, live in Houston. Unfortunately its my anniversary and the hubby and I planned to leave on Friday. Actually, we're not going that far - I wonder if he'd notice me gone for a few hours. LOL

Marjorie said...

I live in Arizona. :-(

Wanton Redhead Writing said...

I'm sick with wanting to go. Just sick. Maybe I can make it to Houston.

Glad to follow you!

Becky Wallace said...

Stop it! Just finding your blog has made me ten times more homesick. WAHHH!!!

The Lovely Getaway said...

I would LOVE to be able to apparate! .... but alas, I can't. I live out in CA. Have fun at the event :)

Diana

Sheila said...

I wish that I lived close by. My daughter would love to go!

Sheila Staley : Reviewer & Writer
Book reviews and Author Interviews at my blog at http://whynotbecauseisaidso.blogspot.com/

Brandy Shockley said...

Hey Jen!

I'm officially on the hunt for a conference in NC. I need one in my life! :)

Jenn Johansson said...

Ooh, I wish I lived close to there! How fun! :)

TL Conway said...

Well, lookie here! This is where the "next blog" button dropped me off. I'm so grateful! You have a great blog and your voice comes through clearly in your posts. It's very refreshing!

Unfortunately, I'm nowhere near Houston either! :(

Enjoy the rest of the A-Z challenge!
http://tlconwaywriteshere.blogspot.com/

Kittie Howard said...

I'd love to snarf down some gumbo in NO and hit I-10!

Jemi Fraser said...

Very cool! Wish I was closer :)

poetrythatjingles said...

fantastic..
enjoy.

Susan Fields said...

I wish I could apparate to Houston! I'll be at a Destination Imagination in Joplin, Missouri with my daughter this weekend, so I guess I'll have to miss it.

Arlee Bird said...

I didn't realize you're from Houston. One of my daughters and her husband live in Houston. She's a professor in the communications department at the University of Houston and he is in the PR department of the Blaffer Art Gallery and also teaches some university classes. How cool!

I'll be going to visit them in May.


Lee
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