Writing about all of the events is less fun than posting the pictures I remembered to take, so it's pictures you'll get. ALSO, there are three more events left this year (HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?!), and you can view them here. But if you can't make it to Charleston, Vegas, or Dallas, there are still a few signed copies of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and The Evolution of Mara Dyer left at:
Books and Books in Coral Gables, FL
Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL
Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville, IL
Signing your preorders with the incredible Becky from Books & Books until close to midnight after the event.
Aside from the good company and the rockstar booksellers, Books & Books also has wine.
My wonderful cousins--and Gbob himself.
View of Austin from the Congress St. Bridge, where I watched 2 million bats fly from their roost into the darkening sky.
Drinks at the Moonshine Grill with my BFF Sheila.
Meeting Cinda Williams Chima. I am in love with her.
And Garth Nix, who is hilarious.
And the amazing Andrea Cremer, who is the sweetest.
Mojitos with Cinda Williams Chima.
Sean Williams, fellow horror fan and vegetarian, digging into the guac.
Dinner at Austin's Roaring Fork.
Garth Nix demonstrates the dangers of living in Australia.
Morgan, who drove great lengths to get to the TBF. Total sweetheart.
The talented and eloquent Hilary Weisman Graham and David Levithan, fellow TBF panelists!
Halloween decorations at Martinez Middle School.
This was the display on my signing table after the 300-student-assembly. Note The Velveteen Rabbit and the New Adventures of Curious George. I could not even.
Chocolates with my book cover on them. This school, seriously.
Some of the amazing students who were allowed to hang out and chat with me after the presentation, and Beth, a rockstar librarian.
Super, super sweet teen fan who read Evolution the day it came out, then made her mother trek all the way to my Anderson's signing.
Bill, my wonderful media escort and friend, with Homer at Lake Michigan in Milwaukee.
Homer gives great kisses.