Friday, May 30, 2008

Win a Copy of How to Be Bad!

Okay, so I was driving down the street the other day, passing a local independent bookstore, when I caught sight of some very familiar names on sidewalk signs:

E. LOCKHART

LAUREN MYRACLE

SARAH MLYNOWSKI

followed by the words, TODAY AT 3:30.

I braked. “Hey, I know those young adult authors. From writing loops. From Ya Fresh. From MySpace.” So after a quick check-in at home, in I went. To find them in a lively roundtable chat with a group of readers, discussing their new and collaborative release, HOW TO BE BAD, as well as asking and answering questions.


(Shown: Lauren, Emily & Sarah.)

I’ll admit I missed a lot of the conversation due to my seat outside the circle, but my favorite line was Emily explaining that after returning from a signing tour, she had been known to respond to her friends’ and family’s questions with fifteen minute answers. Ah, the occupational hazards of being a public speaker!

The very funny Lisa Yee sat at the end of the table with the YA department manager, Catherine Linka, who was kind enough to introduce me (and my book titles) to the crowd as well.


So...in honor of a spontaneous good time, I bought a copy of HOW TO BE BAD and got the authors to sign it. Leave a comment here on our blog about surprises or spontaneity or praise for any of the above listed authors and you will be entered to win the book. The contest closes at 6:00 pm EST on Sunday, June 1. Check back for the winner's name.


And hey, Emily, Lauren and Sarah...nice meeting you and hope you enjoy the rest of your tour!

42 fresh comments:

Kathy said...

I just finished reading E. Lockhart's The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks and just LOVED it - almost as much as I loved her Dramarama! How cool that you got to see her (and the other authors) as a Surprise!

Heather Weeden said...

SARAH MLYNOWSKI's books were some of the most popular in our book review center! I always had teachers and librarians wanting to know more about her. I would love to be surprised with those three. I just realized last week they were touring together, and have been telling everyone who comes in!
-Heather Michelle

Klara Kim said...

I am pretty sure E. Lockhart's The Boyfriend List helped me get over certain issues regarding an ex from high school. He was kind of like Jackson. E.'s characters remind me of people I know in real life so much more than other books and it is a comfort to me.

Oh, oh, and Frankie Landau-Banks should be required reading by anybody who has a critical eye about gender relationships. That last sentence does not do justice to how not-boring the book is, I swear.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

OH NO! I haven't read any book by any of these authors..I know, how could that be? But I'm definitely aiming to this summer..it will be on my list of things to read for sure.

And I must say that Lauren has a fabolous name...hahahah..just because we share the same one! :)


I really can't wait to read this book though. It looks fantastic and it's so cool hearing how they decided to work together..via the internet. What a powerful place!!!! :)

-Lauren

Lisa Yee said...

It was fun seeing you there!

fashionable librarian said...

My boyfriend knows I read a lot but he doesn't really pay attention to anything I read or what type of books I like. He also isn't one for buying books - he feels money could be spent in better places - like on new tires. However, one day he randomly came home with a surprise for me - Fly on the Wall by e. lockhart.

He didn't know the author or anything but said, something about the cover caught his eye and he thought I would love it - and I did. It was the first book I'd read by e. lockhart and it was the best surprise ever because now I'm hooked.

-Betsy

A Literate Musician said...

I love everything E. Lockhart has ever written. All of them are amazing writers. I can't wait to pick up a copy of their new book.

paperxxflowers said...

I haven't been able to get a copy of any book by these authors yet, but I've heard that they are a fabulous bunch! Alot of my friends have been telling me that I need to definitely find a copy, pronto!

Janie Emaus said...

Hi Tina,
How fun that you saw that sign and had such a great time. Things like this should happen more often. I think it's also a matter of keeping our eyes and hearts open to everything around us.

Janie

Alea said...

I've only read one of Sarah's adult books so far, Fishbowl! It was a great book, I didn't even realize she wrote YA until a few months ago. All these authors and books are my TBR list though. Man I wish i was driving down the street and happened upon an event such as this! Man I'm so jealous! How fun!

Cara King said...

I didn't realize there was a new E. Lockhart out! Got to go get it.

I particularly loved her Fly On the Wall, which was weird and daring and very very funny, and also Dramarama, both for the true-to-life characters, and also how she used the current shows that teens are really into rather than older stuff. ;-)

As for surprises...I'm constantly surprised when I find out that this is the end of May. Already. In 2008. Where did the time go??? And how can I be so behind??? ;-)

Cara

Anonymous said...

I love Sarah's Magic in Manhatten series because when magic is involved it is magical. Plus I was gasping at the end of the second book. I can't wait to see if I gasp from reading How To Be Bad!
Lorraine R.

p.s. I first heard about the series by reading a review for Bra's and Broomsticks on mybkclub.com
Thanks My Book Club!

Anonymous said...

I love the magical writing of Sarah's Magic in Manhatten series. With each book I am left with my eyes and mouth wide open. I hope I will feel the same way with her new book.

Rachel Robinson
mybkclub.com
mybkclub@aol.com

Meredith said...

I haven't read any of Lauren's books yet, but I have read Sarah's Magic in Manhatten series and E. Lockhart's Disreputable History and loved them all! I cannot wait to read How to Be Bad!

Erin said...

Wow, you got to meet four authors at once! Lucky. :)

Hmm...something about surprises...ok, I really don't like when people throw surprise parties for me. I mean, I love that they thought of me like that, but when it comes to parities I like the anticipation. And to be prepared!

Liz said...

This book has introduced me to two authors that I was unfamiliar with. I love finding new authors I love and new books to read.

Elainareads said...

Great Contest!! They are all such great authors. I love E. Lockharts The Boyfriend List and Fly on the Wall. I can't wait to the The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks and How to be Bad!!

=D

Kelly Parra said...

Sounded like a great time, Tina!! And not to mention the book! Very cool!

Thanks for everyone stopping by!

Breanna said...

Oh My Goodness, how lucky of you! I bet that was so much fun. I wish I could meet them.

I've read Sarah Mlynowski's Bras and Broomsticks series, it was awesome. I just recently finished Spells and Sleeping Bags, I think it was the best of the three.

I'd love to have a copy of How To Be Bad! Every time I see it I have strong urge to buy it. But I definitely shouldn't. I have two little mouths to feed, lol. I wish those three would be stopping in Tacoma, I'd love to see them!

-Breanna

Wendy Toliver said...

It's so cool when you can meet someone you "know" online or through their work (books in this case) in person! How cool you could stop by.

Marjolein said...

Sucha great book! and a coool contest!
It will the first time i will read a book fro these three authors, but i think its great, i love the cover already!
How to be bad..i want that book really really bad! haha!

Emma said...

I love E. Lockharts books espically the Didreputable of Franke Landau Bands. Also, Lauren Myracle TTYl series was awsome. So, it would be awsome to get this book.

TinaFerraro said...

Wow, we're having a party here at YA FRESH. Thanks to all of you for leaving comments, and yes, good fortune WAS smiling on me when I came upon that sign. Good luck to you all! Wish I had more than one copy to give away!

Emily said...

Oh my goodness, Tina! How exciting-- I love spontaneity (did I spell that correctly?)Funny story, I actually got into the whole myspace thing from reading an article last fall about the upcoming novel HOW TO BE BAD. The article was written by the three authors who shared their experience in writing together and how they found eachother on myspace. And, in a round about way, that's how I "found" you!

As for surprises (which I LOVE), my favorite was my engagement ring which I was completely NOT expecting and my husband did everything just right. =)

Count me in on the contest!
~Emily

Anonymous said...

I would like a copy of How To Be Bad!!!!! My fav book is TTYL, TTFN and L8r,g8r! I LOVE Lauren's books!

The Book Muncher said...

Ohmygod! Squee!!!!! I have been totally wanting to read this book! how awesome you just happened to be there. I wish that would happen to me. *sighs*

Anonymous said...

i'd love to win this novel, cuz it sounds awesome :D

Samantha
ssclarinet@hotmail.com

jackiedogs91793 said...

AHHHHH, scream!!!! i really really want to read this book, it sounds so good, and from what i can tell about it, it's like how my friends and i act around each other! I love E and Sarah's books, they are so00o0o0 good, they are some of my favourites!

arockr said...

Oh!!! I really really really want to read this book! I love these ladies they are hilarious! I read Dramarama by E. Lockhart and LOVED it!

Anonymous said...

i REALLY want to read E Lockhart's The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks; I've heard nothing but praise for it. i love sarah mlynowski's bras and broomsticks, its my favorite book. :]

Grace L

Sara45 said...

I was so suprised, while taking my AP Language (english) exam that one of the essay questions (I cannot disclose the question as we were literaly sworn to secrecy after taking the test) fit perfectly with the cafeteria protest in The Disreputable History. None of my friends had any literary sources that applied to the question (you're supposed to bring in outside information) but, thanks to E. Lockhart I had the perfect source!

RR2 said...

I adore E.Lockhart's books, especially the Disreputable History of frankie Landau-Banks. So good!

Anonymous said...

I'd love a copy of this! I've enjoyed Sarah Mlynowski's books and E. Lockhart's The Boyfriend List.

Kim Baccellia
www.kim-baccellia.com

ambeen said...

I absolutely loved E. Lockhart's newest book, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, which prompted me to buy two of her other books that I haven't yet read bit will soon!

I also have Lauren's TTYL but haven't got to it yet either.

I need to win this book so I'll have something of Sarah's to read. :P

Liv said...

How To Be Bad was such a great book. I've read some of E. Lockhart's books as well as Lauren Myracles, and they are completely amazing authors. They know how to write and relate to teens and I'm really looking forward to whatever any of them have coming up next! :D

Rock Star Librarian said...

I not only loved The Boyfriend List but every teen I give it to loves it!

Book~Adorer said...

I would love to win this book. I've heard some great things about it. I've read dramarama by E. Lockhart which I loved and have recomended to others and am waiting to receive my copy of The Disreputable hitory in the mail. I've already read it through the library but I liked it so much I had to have it. I recomend it to all.

Anonymous said...

I've read the Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, it was amazing! I loved it! I can't wait to read this book too, even if I don't win it i'll definitely be checking it out.
Janice

Maggie said...

commenting so i have a chance to win the novel (redirected from lockhart's facebook).

Anonymous said...

I was surprised that How To Be Bad was written by these three fabulous authors, and that it was already out!
Marilyn Krigger

TinaFerraro said...

Okay, so it's 6:00 p.m. EST, and the contest is closed...

Check back soon to learn the winner!

liz mariapen said...

To E. Lockhart,
I hope you get a chance to read this. I am currently a college undergrad writing my thesis about your book The Boyfriend List...it related to me in so many ways. I loved that book and the second The Boy Book--can't wait till the third. Well, I wanted to know if there is anyway to email you or at least get some information about your inspirations. I particularly have some questions that pertain to my paper/book or accumlation of random ideas. Please if you do read this (I will post this somewhere else...my email is jolieluv20@yahoo.com) Thanks, Liz