So recently I’ve noticed that there are quite a few fun young adult books/authors events coming up this fall in Texas mostly in the Houston area (sorry, that is the area I live in and mostly look into for these events) and I’ve decided to share some of them with all of you.
1. Natasha Preston Book Signing 8/9/15 at The Woodlands Mall Barnes & Noble
With the release of her latest book “Awake” Natasha Preston will be doing a 5 city United States book tour to promote it and luckily enough The Woodlands Barnes & Noble has been chosen as one of the locations she will be stopping at. The event will start at 2pm on August 9, 2015. I will be attending this event, so if you are plan to go, let me know!
2. 2015 Texas Teen Book Festival in Austin, TX 9/26/15
This annual event will be taking place September 26, 2015 from 8:30am-6:30pm on the St. Edwards Campus in Austin, TX. Some of the authors that will be there include Jenny Han (“To All the Boys I Loved Before”, “P.S. I Still Love you”), Libba Bray (according to here website) (“The Diviners”), Andrew Smith (“Stand Off”), Margo Rabb (“Kissing in America”), and Pierce Brown (“Golden Son”). I want to go to this event and probably will if I can find a friend who would be willing to go with me. This event is free to the public so if you are in the Austin area I would definitely check it out.
3. Ransom Riggs Book Signing in Houston, TX 9/29/15
Today Ransom Riggs author of the Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children series announced his 5 city United States book tour for his latest book in the Miss P’s series Library of Souls. This event will be held at Stratford High School in the auditorium starting at 7pm on September 29, 2015. This will be the second stop of his book tour, the first being the launch event the day before in NYC. At this event his beautiful wife Tahereh Mafi author of the Shatter Me series will be with him and they will be doing a discussion prior to the signing. To attend you will need to pre-order the book through The Blue Willow Bookshop (the link will lead to the event page in which you can order it) and when you pre-order you will also receive a #staypeculiar tote/swag bag! I will be attending this event.
Rick Riordan Book Signing in Houston, TX 10/11/15
With the release of his newest book The Sword of Summer book #1 in the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series, on October 6, 2015, he will be doing a book tour for it. Luckily enough for me, he will be in Houston October 11, 2015 the day after my birthday. Prior to the book signing he will be a Q&A with the audience so come with questions. You will need to pre-order the book through Blue Willow Bookshop and once again the link for the event is above. This event will be taking place at 3pm in the Morton Ranch High School Performing Arts Center. If you have already pre-ordered this book elsewhere, pre-order it again through Blue Willow Bookshop and bring the first copy with you. They will collect and donate it to a Texas high school or library that is in need. I will also be attending this event as a birthday present to myself.
So there are a few upcoming young adult books/authors events in Texas. If you are attending any of them, please let me know and maybe we can meet up.