Last week I went on a book tour with three fabulously talented authors, Jessie Humphries (author of the KILLING RUBY ROSE series), Lori M. Lee (author of GATES OF THREAD AND STONE), and Meredith McCardle (author of THE EIGHTH GUARDIAN).
It was an amazing trip not only because we got to teach teens about writing, that we got to connect with fans, or that we got to meet teachers, booksellers and other authors, but also because we became best of friends. I love these girls!
So you want the recap. For the short and sweet version, check out our video which includes the school visits as well as our fun shenanigans along the way.
Basic High School, Vegas
Such a great group of kids who were really excited about writing. We literally jumped off the plane and dashed over to the school to make it in time for our visit with them.
Then we drove up to Utah and stayed at Jessie’s in-laws house. They fed us yummy smoothies and took pics of us. By the way, the views in Utah are to die for.
Parowan High School, Utah
This school was like stepping back in time. It had all of the charm of the Gilmore Girls.
Cedar High School, Utah
The students were so fun at this school. Jessie’s writing friend, Tasha Seegmiller, teaches here.
Main Street Bookstore, Utah
Big shout out to Megan O’Sullivan, the bookstore owner, who asked the scariest and funniest questions of the whole trip.
Coronado High School, Nevada
The room we were in was packed out! Despite being so squeezed in and kids sitting on the floor, it was a great visit! The students were engaged and excited about our writing contest, Sky’s The Limit. Afterwards we were mobbed by the students wanting to buy our books. It was crazy! But a good crazy.
Northwest Career and Technical Academy, Nevada
This school is gorgeous! We were super impressed with the media center and the cafeteria (pictured with the tarps). They had music blasting outside. It was a place we wanted to go to school at.
Then we went on a little trip to Hoover Dam!
Finally I got to see Hoover Dam! YAY!!!!!
West Career and Technical Academy, Nevada
These students were so sweet! They got us flowers and treated us like celebrities. Great group of students.
Woodbury Middle School
What a great group of students. They were pumped about reading and writing and asked great questions.
Chaparral High School, Nevada
I love how the kids started taking notes here without any teacher telling them to!
Day 5- Vegas Valley Book Festival
All four of us had a blast at the festival. Plus I got to fan girl by getting pictures with all of my favorite authors like Sherry Thomas, Demitria Lunetta, and Renee Collins. But I’m kicking myself for not getting MORE pictures. We were all just having way too much fun.
Jessie’s book launch of RESISTING RUBY ROSE
We ended our trip celebrating with Jessie at her book launch of RESISTING RUBY ROSE. If you haven’t gotten her books yet, GO right now and buy them or borrow them and read them! They are awesome.
In fact, I can honestly say (because I’ve read all of these books) that all of these books are incredibly. Each one is so different and unique that they blow my mind.
To celebrate our tour and as our last hurrah, we are hosting an EPIC giveaway!
We are giving away autographed copies of our books! One winner will receive an autographed copy of GATES OF THREAD AND STONE, THE EIGHTH GUARDIAN, and your choice of either KILLING RUBY ROSE or RESISTING RUBY ROSE, and your choice of GILDED or SILVERN. Plus a bookmark with each book!
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It’s easy to enter. Comment below for an easy entry. Or to earn extra points fill in the rafflecopter!
May the force be with you!