The Young Authors Give Back Tour (and how you can help unveil TAKEN2’s title)

I’ve been given the green light to share TAKEN2’s title, but because I’m evil, I’m going to make you work for it. (But not too hard, I promise.)

I’ve got a lot coming up in the next few weeks. I’m heading to BEA for some fun events, and then hitting the road with fellow writers Sarah J. Maas (THRONE OF GLASS), Susan Dennard (SOMETHING STRANGE & DEADLY), and Kat Zhang (WHAT’S LEFT OF ME) for the Young Authors Give Back tour. We’ll be signing at various bookstores (open to the public) and hosting FREE writing workshops for young aspiring writers (registration required).

The full schedule and further details are available on the YAGB website, but here’s a quick rundown:

 

New York, NY

5/29 Teen Author Carnival @ Jefferson Market Library –- 6:30-9:30 pm
425 Avenue of the Americas (at 10th St.), New York, NY 10011
Erin Bowman and Kat Zhang will participate in the Teen Author Carnival along with 11 other YA authors. Full list here.

5/30 Signing @ BEA –- 1:00-2:00 pm
Javits Center, 655 West 34th Street, New York, N.Y. 10001
Sarah J Maas will sign advance copies of Crown of Midnight at table 9

5/31 Signing @ BEA –- 10:30-11:00 am
Javits Center, 655 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001
Erin Bowman (Taken), Susan Dennard (Something Strange and Deadly), and Kat Zhang (What’s Left of Me) will sign copies of their books at tables 2, 3, and 4, respectively.

5/31 BEA Author Speed Dating @ BEA –- 12:15-1:10 pm
Javits Center, 655 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001
Sarah J Maas will participate in this event

6/1 New Adult Crossover Panel @ BEA –- 11:00-11:30 am
Javits Center, 655 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001
Sarah J. Maas is contributing to this panel with author Samantha Shannon (Bone Season), and editors Rachel Manheimer and Michelle Nagler at the Midtown Stage

Philadelphia, PA

6/2 Workshop @ Main Point Books — 3:00-5:00 pm
1041 E Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Space is limited. Register via the workshop page.

6/2 Signing @ Main Point Books — 5:30-6:30 pm
1041 E Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Event is open to the public.

6/3 Workshop @ Mighty Writers — 6:00-8:00 pm
1501 Christian Street Philadelphia, PA 19146
Space is limited. Register via the workshop page.

6/4 Signing @ Barnes & Noble – 5:00 pm
1805 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Event is open to the public.

Baltimore, MD

6/5 Workshop @ Baltimore Public Library — 6:00-8:00 pm
9833 Greenside Drive Cockeysville, MD 21030
Space is limited. Register via the workshop page.

6/5 Signing @ Baltimore Public Library — time to come
9833 Greenside Drive Cockeysville, MD 21030
Event is open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the library.

Pittsburgh, PA

6/6 Workshop @ Carnegie Library — 4:30-6:30 pm
708-710 Brookline Blvd Pittsburgh, PA 15226
Space is limited. Register via the workshop page.

6/6 Signing @ Penguin Bookshop — 7:15-9:00 pm
420 Beaver St, Sewickley, PA 15143
Event will be open to the public.

Cleveland, OH

6/7 Workshop @ Coventry School (co-sponsored by Mac’s Backs Books & Lake Eerie Ink) — 4:00-5:30 pm
2843 Washington Blvd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Space is limited. Register via the workshop page.

6/7 Signing @ Mac’s Backs Books — 6:00 pm
1820 Coventry Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106
Event is open to the public.

6/8 Workshop @ Medina County Library — 1:00-3:00 pm
210 South Broadway Street Medina, OH 44256
Space is limited. Register via the workshop page.

6/8 Signing @ Medina County Library — 3:15-5:00 pm
210 South Broadway Street Medina, OH 44256
Event is open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the library.

Grand Rapids, MI

6/11 Workshop @ Schuler Books — 4:00-6:00 pm
2660 28th Street SE Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Space is limited. Register via the workshop page.

6/11 Signing @ Schuler Books — 7:00-8:00 pm
2660 28th Street SE Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Event is open to the public.

Chicago, IL

6/12 Workshop @ 826 Chicago — 6:00-8:00 pm
1331 N. Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 60622
Space is limited. Register via the workshop page.

6/14 Discussion Panel and Signing @ Anderson’s Bookshop — 7:00-9:00 pm
123 W Jefferson Ave Naperville, IL 60540
Event is open to the public.

 

And here’s how this all ties back to TAKEN2’s title reveal…

I’d love your help spreading the word about the YAGB tour. I tweeted about it here, and am hoping you’ll be willing to retweet me!

Once we hit 50 RTs, I’ll reveal TAKEN2’s title!

If we go over 75 RTs, I’ll also select one random winner from the pool of retweeters, and ship them a signed/personalized hardcover of TAKEN (open internationally)!

So again, click here for my tweet, and then click the “retweet” icon. (If you create a brand new tweet and paste mine into it, I will not be able to track it, and it will not contribute to the RT count I use to determine when the title can be revealed. So just use the standard RT functionality).

I really hope to see you at BEA or one of the YAGB events! Until then, I’m going to dive back into pass pages for book two (which will soon, hopefully, have a publicly known name), and drafting for book three.

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