Sunday, May 15, 2011

Teen Author Carnival!

So Monday, May 23rd, I'm going to get my ass to New York City to be a part of Teen Author Carnival 2011.

This is a pretty huge deal for a couple of reasons.

1) It's the first thing anything like this that I've ever done. I will be a nervous wreck.

2) In a second I'm going to post the list of authors in the panel I'm in, and if you know anything about me, you will find out another HUGE MAJOR REASON that I will be a nervous wreck. (I will put this reason in BOLD so that you will be able to locate it even if you do not know anything about me).

3) I bought a new dress.

4) I will be signing stuff! And you can probably snag an arc of Gone, Gone, Gone. Or even Zombie Tag! And duh Invincible Summer and probs Break too, who knows!

5) My family will be there. Yes. YOU CAN MEET MY MOM.

6) Check out this amazing list of authors:

Carol Estby Dagg - The Year We Were Famous
Nova Ren Suma - Imaginary Girls
Carrie Jones - Need, After Obsession, Dear Bully
Scott Tracey - Witch Eyes
David Levithan - Every You, Every Me
Melissa Walker - Small Town Sinners
Michelle Hodkin - The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
Elizabeth Scott - Between Here and Forever & As I Wake
Michelle Zink - Circle of Fire
Michael Northrop - Trapped
Leah Clifford - A Touch Mortal
Nick James - Skyship Academy
Amy Fellner Dominy -OyMG
Kirsten Hubbard - Like Mandarin
Malinda Lo - Huntress, Ash
Bettina Restrepo - Illegal
Caridad Ferrer - When the Stars Go Blue
Kody Keplinger - Shut Out
Torrey Maldonado - Secret Saturdays
E Archer - Geek Fantasy Novel
Gayle Forman - Where She Went
Courtney Allison Moulton - Angelfire
Susane Colasanti - So Much Closer, Something Like Fate
Andrea Cremer - Wolfsbane, Nightshade

7) I have practiced a new author signature. It includes a magic gay fish.

8) I did something weird to my hair! You should come see if you like it.


So the way Teen Author Carnival works is there are a bunch of different panels and you can see us talk and stuff! My panel is from 5:15-6:10 and it is called Teenage Angst: Getting It Right - The Emotions, The Voice, The Drama. And, is who is on this panel.

1. David Levithan

2. Susane Colasanti

3. Melissa Walker

4. Kody Keplinger

5. Hannah Moskowitz

6. Gayle Forman

7. Torrey Maldonado

8. Caridad Ferrer

In case you didn't notice, I BOLDED THE NAME David Levithan.

Know why?

Because David Levithan is my FAVORITE AUTHOR IN THE WORLD.

I mean, just check out what I wrote at the front of the traveling GONE, GONE, GONE arc.

I am not only going to talk to David Levithan, I am going to be expected to say intelligent things before or after or possibly both David Levithan. I am going to be a disaster and I am probably going to be hilarious, so you have to come see.

So pretty please, if it is at all possible, come. It is Monday, May 23 from 4pm-7:30pm at the Mulberry Street Library (10 Jersey Street, New York, NY 10012-3332). It is also a zillion percent free, unless you buy something, obviously. Which you probably should.

Most (all?) of the writers on this list I've never actually met, so I'm hideously excited to meet them and hang out with them, and if you want to come and fangirl/boy, I will be fangirl/boying just as hard. We can do it together. But come. Say hi. I like you guys so much.


Audrey (holes In My brain) said...

that. is. so. exciting!!!! =O I'm hideously jealous of you getting to meet all those amazing amazing authors!!!

Alley Of Books said...

I love you much. :)

Jeremy West said...

I'm so excited for you and D Lev!

Kate Larkindale said...

I so wish I could go too. It looks like an amazing event. Just go and have an awesome time!

ashelynn hetland said...

ahh, i so want to go! alas... i'm busy that monday. sigh.

good luck! it's going to be awesome, i bet.

Becca C. said...

OMG. I sooooooo wish I could be there. If I was anywhere even remotely near the East Coast I would find some way to get there! David's one of my all-time favourite authors, too, and I love so many of the other authors! Plus, y'know, that Hannah Moskowitz chick ain't half bad ;)

Kirsten Hubbard said...

excited to see you again! bummed I won't get to see your panel because of the overlap :(

hannah said...


Steve C said...

What a list of authors. And funny, scanning down through them I was like, "HANNAH MOSKOWITZ, TOO? She's one of my... oh, that's right, I'm on her blog."

Enjoy the carnival!

Sarah Goldberg said...

So excited for you! I'll see you there! (I will probably be a mess too, since I have a term paper due Tuesday. About BOY MEETS BOY and THE VAST FIELDS OF ORDINARY.) Anyway, it looks like an amaaazing lineup!! I'm sure you'll be fabulous!

Jeff Hirsch said...

Hi Hannah. Exciting stuff! Think maybe I'll skip some of BEA on Monday and come to this instead.

FYI, David is my editor and is probably the nicest most welcoming guy I've met in YA. Very open and friendly and easy to talk to. Have fun!

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

I really think I'm going to have to head to the TAC on Monday. It wasn't on my plans, but now I think it MUST be.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Bahaha, I love what you wrote in the ARC. RENT is awesome. I'm jealous of everyone that can go to this. I really wish I lived closer to NYC. Have fun though and fangirl/boy it out!


hannah said...

SO psyched that so many of you are going to be there!!

All Adither said...

I would've loved to have had this kind of thing when I was a teenager. Too bad that all happened in 1980s small town Michigan.

Have fun!

Anonymous said...

Sounds great, but unfortunately I will be on the other side of the Atlantic. As we say in the UK, break a leg!