Keeper of the Lost Cities Legacy Tour! Shannon Messenger Author Talk

I had noticed that Legacy looked a lot shorter than Flashback, but Shannon started by reassuring the fans that Legacy is longer, they just changed around the font size a bit. The publishers were worried that if the binding had to get any bigger, it would snap!

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After going to the Shannon Messenger Flashback author talk, I was really excited not only to go to this year’s tour but also to finally read book eight of this amazing series!

When I arrived at the place, I got to pick up the free signed book, (not personalized, it came with the purchase of a ticket) Then we got some swag and a raffle ticket.

Barnes&Noble Exclusive edition art!

We got front row seats again! We literally camped out for like an hour because we were so early, which was very exciting! I read the first 100 pages of Legacy by the time the event actually started! Continue reading “Keeper of the Lost Cities Legacy Tour! Shannon Messenger Author Talk”

Teen LitFest Renee Watson Author Talk

The author of many award winning books admitted that writing is definitely hard. it can be stressful even without a deadline to have to share your work if you aren’t sure it’s good enough. Renee’s advice for dealing with this anxiety is to put it on the “back burner.” Don’t think about it for a while. Then, you can go back and make it better.

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Renee Watson has written many YA books, all celebrating diversity and individuality, family and friends, and loving yourself for who you are. Her books are beautiful and poetic, and I loved reading them. I was super excited to meet Renee Watson in person, and I was not disappointed!

Miss Watson has written award winning books like Piecing Me Together, Some Places More Than Others, Ways to Make Sunshine, This Side of Home, and What Momma Left Me. Continue reading “Teen LitFest Renee Watson Author Talk”

William Ritter Teen Read Week Writer’s Workshop

At this workshop, William Ritter gave some great writing advice. For example, he talked about how when writing a chapter, instead of the whole book applying to a story map, (you know, Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, that sort of thing.) You have every chapter apply to a story map. You also need to “end with one foot over into the next threshold.”

William Ritter has personally requested that I put his info in here so…

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I was really excited to be able to go to the Teen Read Week William Ritter Author Talk. I had never been to a book signing or author talk before, and it was really fun to have this experience.

In my opinion, Will ritter is an amazing author! His Jackaby series is one of my favorite books in the world! It was exciting to hear more about my favorite series from the author. Continue reading “William Ritter Teen Read Week Writer’s Workshop”

Keeper of The Lost Cities Flashback Tour! Shannon Messenger Author Talk

She [Shannon] told us that she was really glad she was done writing Flashback, not only because it is a huge accomplishment to write an 800 page book, but also because she would get to sleep again!

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I finished the KOTLC series around March, and it was agony having to wait until November to get Flashback, the seventh book in the series. But when November 11th rolled around, I was even more excited for the Flashback tour! KOTLC is one of my favorite books ever, and I was really excited to see Shannon Messenger in person. Continue reading “Keeper of The Lost Cities Flashback Tour! Shannon Messenger Author Talk”

The Teen Read Week William Ritter Author Talk

William realized that “The most important book is the one that makes you want to read another one.” This led him to believe that the most important book in ALL the world is…

William Ritter has personally requested that I put his info in here so…

Twitter – @willothewords

(:

Website – willritter.wordpress.com

I was really excited to be able to go to the Teen Read Week William Ritter Author Talk. I had never been to a book signing or author talk before, and it was really fun to have this experience.

In my opinion, Will ritter is an amazing author! His Jackaby series is one of my favorite books! It was exciting to hear more about my favorite series from the author. Continue reading “The Teen Read Week William Ritter Author Talk”