MN and LA Book Events + BlogFest Reminders

Happy weekend, all! It’s not often I chat with you here on Saturdays. Are you in your PJs? Enjoying a lazy or lively morning with loved ones? Or is it another “typical” work-from-home/artist’s day? (Weekend? What’s that?!?) Regardless, I hope you’re well.

It’s been two months since my e-release, and one since we partied virtually here and on Facebook. While I’m a huge fan of e-books and social media, and had a ball e-festing with you all, I deeply value tangible books and in-person connections. So here’s what I’ve got cooking for March, in my childhood and current stomping grounds:

Tuesday, March 12th (Los Angeles)
Paperback Book Release Party – August & The Torn Out Pages (or maybe 1)
8:00 – 10:30pm @Los Globos 3040 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California – $10 cover charge
I’ll be dusting off my gee-tar to sing from 8:30 – 9:pm.

August & the Torn Out Pages

Thursday, March 21st (Minneapolis)
Book Reading/Signing – Free admission
7 – 9pm @ The Coffee Shop NE: 2852 Johnson St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

Saturday, March 23rd (Bloomington, MN)
Bloomington Writers’ Festival and Book Fair
9:30am – 5pm @ The Blooming Theater and Art Center: 1800 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington, MN 55431

Saturday, April 20th (Los Angeles)
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
10am – 4pm @ USC Campus

If you happen to be in the Los Angeles or Minneapolis area next month, I hope you’ll join me.

What events are you anticipating? Do you prefer events online, in-person or both? Will I see you in March?

Speaking of online functions, don’t forget to pop by next Friday, February 22nd, for the 2nd annual Beauty of a Woman BlogFest! Whether you join as a blogger, reader or both, you are in for a treat. You may even win a Kindle.

To sign up or for more details, visit the BOAW blog-fest page. If you’ve already signed up, remember to post your installment on your blog this coming Thursday, by 7pm PST, along with this year’s badge and a link to my blog so your readers can check out everyone’s beauty-full links. I can’t wait to fest with you!

BOAW 2013

“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.” — Sam Levinson (quoted by Audrey Hepburn)

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  1. amyshojai

     /  February 16, 2013

    Wish I could be there! Sounds like a wonderful fun time, August. I’m heading to Vegas on Monday for a veterinary conference–research research research. *s*

  2. Weekends…what are they again? (Every one of mine gets swallowed by writing). Good luck with the festivals – cool that you’ve got a paperback edition coming out. Excellent stuff.

  3. Marc Schuster

     /  February 16, 2013

    Have fun!

  4. You are a busy girl! Congrats on your upcoming events!
    I better get down to it an write something.
    Love the graphic.. 🙂

  5. You know I may try to get to Minneapolis and see you! I’d love to cheer you on! If the Midwest weather doesn’t do something crazy count me in!

  6. Kourtney Heintz

     /  February 16, 2013

    Sounds like some really awesome events. Wish I could be there! Ugh. Any plans to be in NYC? I’d take the train in for you. 🙂

  7. Enjoy every minute, August!

  8. He, he, he, how did you know I was in my PJs August? You are one busy girl! I am so happy for you! Congrats! And break a leg, right? 🙂

  9. So exciting!!! Man. That date in LA looks like so much fun. But, damn! if it isn’t a school night. 😦 I don’t know if I’ll be able to get a sitter for that or not. Sure would love the opportunity to get a signed copy in person AND hear you play. Who knows? In any case, congratulations!!!

  10. It’s a little far from Ohio, or I’d be there! I like to support my author friends’ in-person events, but don’t like doing them myself unless it’s a group event. That way I still have the other authors to talk to if no one shows up LOL. I did a panel discussion at our local library with four author friends yesterday, so no, I wasn’t at home working in my jammies. 🙂 Hope your events are a blast!

  11. Wish I was closer August–sounds like fun. My son recently expressed an interest in schools in MN, so we might be visiting your home state this summer. I’m sure one day our paths will cross!
    Looking forward to the BOAW blogfest!

  12. I wish I didn’t work nights, August! Would really like to see you at Molly Malone’s.


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