April 30th: Come join a live chat with Carrie Mac

Join Razorbill for a live chat with Carrie Mac author of The Opposite of
Tidy on April 30th at 8:30PM EST.



Synopsis from Razorbill website:

How do you come clean when your life is a mess?
Fifteen-year-old Junie is barely coping. Her mother has started sleeping in the chair in front of the TV, and the house is so packed with junk, newspapers, cupboard organizers and other helpful items from the Shopping Channel that she can barely get in the front door. Her father is no help, since he’s always with That Woman. To top it off, she’s failing math.
So when Wade Jaffre, the hot new guy at school, offers her a ride home from school, it seems too good to be true. Junie surprises herself by accepting—and even talking! But as they approach her house, her parents are outside, screaming at each other. Junie doesn’t have to think twice about directing him on to her best friend Tabitha’s house, nor about continuing the charade of pretending she lives there.
Tabitha and her mother are understanding—and willing to go along, for the moment. But as the weeks go by, Junie’s lies start piling up and the opportunity to tell the truth seems to slip away. Until the day Junie’s world—and her mother’s—is literally turned inside out for the world to see, and Junie and her mother must face the consequences of her mother’s illness … and the lies they both told to hide it.

Award-winning author Carrie Mac is well-known for her adeptness at captivating young adult audiences; she has written nine books for young adults, and won the 2010 Sheila A. Egoff Book Prize for her most recent work, The Gryphon Project. When Mac isn’t writing, she is serving the public through her work as a paramedic. She lives with her family in Vancouver, BC.


Be Pretty Contest: Win a Designer Prom Dress

You read the title right. Win a Designer Prom Dress. Lisa Burstein is celebrating the upcoming release of PRETTY AMY, and to sweeten the pot, 3 Phoebe Couture Evening Dresses are being given away.

WOW!

PRETTY AMY starts on a prom night that goes horribly and hilariously wrong. Prom night or any special night doesn’t always go as planned. There is a lot you can’t control: the weather, your date’s breath and sometimes even the whim of a policeman.

Luckily, you can control the way you look and PRETTY AMY wants you to look good.
Designer good. $200 Designer good!

Just look at these jaw dropping amazing gorgeousness! (note the blue is in fire-engine red and the pink is in mint green)

I am in LOOOVEEE with these dresses! I wish I can win because I am graduating this year, coincidence? Sadly, yes, but I can just pretend it was a special thing for me 😛

To celebrate PRETTY AMY entering the world on May 15th! I am giving away 3(!) Size 8 Phoebe Couture evening dresses, generously donated by Kay Unger and 2(!) $20 Sephora gift cards.

4 lucky people will win! Contest starts 4/17 and goes until 5/17

To make this even MORE fun, some brave Entangled authors, editors, publicists and interns have given me their prom photos. I will be posting them on my Facebook page over the next month as well!

Enter at  Lisa Burstein’s website!

Book Event/Tour Schedule For Robert J. Sawyer

Just in case you missed the tour schedule for Robert J. Sawyer on my review post, here it is again. 🙂 *Don’t forget that there is a giveaway on my review post. :)*
Robert J. Sawyer was born in Ottawa and lives in Mississauga. He has won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards for best novel.

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Robert’s Latest Book
Join Robert on his book tour for events in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Waterloo, Hamilton, and Ottawa:
  • Signing & Talk
    Fish Creek Library Branch
    11161 Bonaventure Drive SE
    Calgary, Alberta
    (in conjunction with but not at Pages on Kensington Books)
    Tuesday, April 10, 2012 7:00 p.m.
    CPL: Fish Creek Branch
  • Signing & Talk
    Audreys Books
    10702 Jasper Avenue
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
    audreys.ca
  • Signing & Talk
    W2 Media Café
    111 W Hastings Street
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    (in conjunction with but not at White Dwarf Books)
    Thursday, April 12, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
    w2-media-cafe
  • Signing & Talk
    Mysterious Galaxy
    2810 Artesia Blvd.
    Redondo Beach (Los Angeles), California
    Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
    Mysterious Galaxy
  • Signing & Talk
    McNally Robinson
    1120 Grant Avenue
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
    McNally Robinson
  • Signing & Talk
    Hamilton Public Library
    Central Branch
    55 York Street
    Hamilton, Ontario
    (in conjunction with but not at Bryan Prince Booksellers)
    Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
    Hamilton Public Library
  • Guest Writer
    Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo
    Calgary, Alberta
    April 27-29, 2012
    CalgaryExpo
  • Signing & Talk
    Clock Tower Brew Pub
    575 Bank Street
    Ottawa, Ontario
    (in conjunction with but not at Perfect Books)
    Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
    Clock Tower Brew Pub
  • Reading & Signing
    SF in SF (Science Fiction in San Francisco)
    The Variety Preview Room
    582 Market St. at Montgomery
    (1st floor of The Hobart Building)
    San Francisco, California
    (in conjunction with but not at Borderlands Books)
    Thursday, June 21, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.
    sfinsf.org
  • Jo Walton in Toronto? Score!

    Synopsis via Raincoast Books
    Startling, unusual, and irresistibly readable, Among Others is at once the compelling story of a young woman struggling to escape a troubled childhood, a brilliant diary of first encounters with the great novels of modern fantasy and science fiction, and a spellbinding tale of escape from ancient enchantment.

    As a child growing up in Wales, Morwenna played among the spirits who made their homes in industrial ruins. But her mind found freedom in the science fiction novels that were her closest companions. When her half-mad mother tried to bend the spirits to dark ends, Mori was forced to confront her in a magical battle that left her crippled – and her twin sister dead.

    Fleeing to a father whom she barely knew, Mori was sent to boarding school in England – a place all but devoid of true magic. There, she tempted fate by doing magic herself, in an attempt to find a circle of like-minded friends. But her magic also drew the attention of her mother, bringing about a reckoning that could no longer be put off… .

    Combining elements of autobiography with flights of imagination, this is a stunning new novel by an author whose genius has already been hailed by dozens of her peers.
    One of School Library Journal ‘s Best Adult Books 4 Teens titles of 2011 One of io9’s best Science Fiction & Fantasy books of the year 2011

    Jo will be celebrating the release of the paperback edition of Among Others at Bakka Phoenix Books in Toronto at 3pm on Saturday February 25th. If you’ve read the book already, you won’t want to miss it. And if you haven’t, well, what are you waiting for…?

    Jo Walton / Among Others
    3pm Saturday, February 25th 2012
    BAKKA PHOENIX
    84 Harbord Street,
    Toronto
    Tel: 416-963-9993