Mundie Moms

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Stephanie Perkins & Kiersten White Are Coming to TX!!!!

Check out who's coming to TX!!! Stephanie Perkins & Kiersten White! Oh my YA fangirl heart. Two of my favorite authors at one stop!! FYI, this is the ONLY Texas stop Stephanie & Kiersten will be making. You definitely don't want to miss seeing them at the fabulous indie book store, Blue Willow (in Houston).

Here's what Blue Willow  said about the event:

What: Kiersten White and Stephanie Perkins will be in conversation with author Jennifer Mathieu to discuss and sign their newest novels for young adults.
When: Saturday, September 13, 2:00 pm
Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas, 77079
Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Kiersten White or Stephanie Perkins, please purchase one of their new books from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, we will issue a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line. Your book and signing line ticket can be picked up at the event.

Please go here to find out more, including how to order if you can't make the event. Please note that Blue Willow does ship internationally!

Texas Teen Book Festival Line Up Has Been Announced!

My favorite time of year is fast approaching, FALL! That means Football and Book Festivals!! As some of you may know I've long been a supporter and have loved helping out each year at the Texas Teen Book Festival (formally known as the Austin Teen Book Festival). Recently the entire author line up and schedule was announced! Check out all the exciting news below: 

Full author lineup, schedule announced for Texas Teen Book Festival, Oct. 18

AUSTIN—The full lineup of 29 authors appearing at the Texas Teen Book Festival this October has been unveiled, and it represents some of the most popular and critically acclaimed authors in the booming Young Adult genre.

Two of the most-anticipated headliners are James Dashner, author of the Maze Runner series; and Lauren Oliver, creator of the bestselling Delirium series and Before I Fall.

Dashner’s latest novel is The Eye of Minds, a novel set in a world of hyper-advanced technology, cyberterrorists, and gaming. A movie based on Maze Runner debuts next month. Oliver’s YA book Panic has been optioned by Universal Pictures in a major movie deal, and her first novel for adults, Rooms, comes out this fall.

Other headlining authors include Scott Westerfeld, Marie Lu, A.S. King, and Andrew Smith.

The one-day Festival takes place Saturday, Oct. 18, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on the campus of St. Edward’s University, 3001 South Congress Avenue. Organizers believe that the location on the beautiful college campus, along with free parking, will be another big hit of this year’s Festival and its expected 4,000-plus attendees.

Check out this year's schedule: *click each image to enlarge*

The Texas Teen Book Festival is presented by the Texas Book Festival in conjunction with the Austin Public Library Friends Foundation, in partnership with BookPeople and venue sponsor St. Edward’s University. The program is also made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Texas Teen Book Festival will “bookend” the Texas Book Festival, which features books for all ages and takes place Oct. 25 and 26 in and around the state capitol building. Both Festivals are free and open to the public thanks to generous donors, sponsors, and volunteers.

About the Texas Book Festival
The Texas Book Festival celebrates authors and their contributions to the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination. Founded in 1995 by first lady Laura Bush, Mary Margaret Farabee, and a group of volunteers, the nonprofit Texas Book Festival promotes the joys of reading and writing through its annual Festival weekend, the one-day Texas Teen Book Festival, the Reading Rock Stars program, grants to Texas libraries, youth fiction writing contest, and year-round literary programming. The Festival is held on the grounds of the Texas capitol each fall and features more than 250 renowned authors, panels, book signings, live music, cooking demonstrations, and children’s activities. Thanks to generous donors, sponsors, and nearly 1,000 volunteers, the Festival remains free and open to the public., #txbookfest; and www.texasteenbookfestival.org, #ttbf14.