Three Great YA Authors In One Evening

Last night, Chapters (Pointe-Claire) brought in three amazing Young Adult authors: Cassandra Clare, Holly Black and Scott Westerfeld.

I have to thank Linda for letting us know about this event. Unfortunately Linda couldn’t come to the event with Donna and I because she was studying for mid terms. Avis was going to come too but she had a prior commitment. Hopefully there will be an event where we will all be able to attend.

In case you don’t know who they are here is the books they have written:
Cassandra Clare the author of The Mortal Instruments: Book 1-City of Bones, Book 2-City of Ashes and Book 3- City of Glass.

Holly Black the author of Tithe, Valiant, Ironside, 5 book series of Spiderwick Chronicles, The Poison Eaters and Other Stories, Good Neighbors Bk 1 & 2 (graphic novels), Beyond the Spiderwick (another series) plus numerous other books.

Scott Westerfeld the author of Uglies, Extras, Peeps, Specials, Pretties, The Risen Empire, The Midnighters Series, Last Days, So Yesterday, Evolution’s Darling, Fine Prey, Polymorph, and his newest book Leviathan.

Scott started out the evening talking about Leviathan. He actually begin it with the trailer for Leviathan.

Has anyone else seen this trailer? I really need to read the book now.

He showed us a slide show and this is the US cover of Uglies on the left hand side and the other is I believe Japan’s version of it. Please correct me if I am wrong.

Then Scott spoke up the illustrations in Leviathan and that they were done by Keith Thompson. A Canadian! You can check out Keith’s website . His work is truly amazing.

Sadly I couldn’t get many more pictures of everyone because of where we were standing. Every time I had a really good shot of them the girls in front of us would move just as I snapped the picture.

Holly and Cassandra spoke about renting a villa in Mexico and writing their books. The briefly talked about their upcoming books. Which sound really good.

The next part of the evening was Question and Answer period where they answered questions from the audience. Alot of the questions were centered around their books and if they would be turned into movies.

We also discovered that Scott’s wife is author Justine Larbalestier (Liar and How to ditch your Fairy)

Did you know that Cassandra knows some french? Yes she does and admits she only knows a little bit but what she did speak she did it very well.

They wrapped up the Q&A and began to sign their books for everyone that was there. It was a long line of people. I know when we left the store at about 9:45pm (EST) there was still a little line left. It was really nice to see that they stayed to sign every one’s books.

Cassandra was the first author I got to talk to and we spoke about twitter (I spoke to her briefly that morning) blogging and books. She signed City of Bones and City of Ashes for me and she signed Linda’s copy of City of Bones.

The next author was Scott. We spoke briefly about his books and I admitted that I have yet to read them but I am planning on it now. Especially since seeing the trailer of Leviathan. He graciously signed my copy of Leviathan and Uglies. He was curious when I handed him Linda’s book and I explained that she was unable to come because of mid terms and he wanted to me to wish you good luck on them Linda.

Finally it was my turn to speak with Holly. She was so amazingly funny. We spoke about the books I had read The Good Neighbors (1 & 2) and how I was reading Spiderwick Chonicles to Michael. She hoped that Michael would enjoy them. I told her that after seeing her that I planned on reading her other books.

So after all the books were signed Donna and I went up to Starbucks for a much needed cold drink. After we were done our drinks we briefly walked around and looked at books. I can honestly tell you that I walked out of the store without buying a single book.

This is a picture of all the signed books. Thank you Donna for getting all the Spiderwick Chronicles signed for me.

Okay I have a riddle for you all and perhaps you will know the answer to it. “What belongs to you, but others use it more than you do?” The reason I am asking is because this morning when I looked through all the books Holly had put that in my copy of Tithe.

I managed to get this card today when I went to chapters and last night I managed to snag these three buttons. I was so excited to get them because yesterday afternoon Simon Pulse tweeted about them. Don’t the buttons look cute?

I also was given these by Holly and Cassandra.

Holly Black’s White Cat is her newest upcoming novel and this is only chapter one of it. The book is scheduled to be released May 2010. I am so excited and can’t wait to read it. I also found that that Holly is working with Scott’s wife Justine Larbalestier on a book called Zombies vs Unicorns and that is coming out in September 2010.

Cassandra Clare’s The Infernal Devices is her newest upcoming novel and this is only chapter one of it. I am not sure when this is going to be released. She is also coming out with The Clockwork Angel and that will be released in September 2010.

It was another fun author meet up.

I have to thank Debbie at Chapters for taking the pictures of me with the authors. Donna for getting the Spiderwick Chronicles signed for me. Simon and Schuster & Chapters for the buttons and bringing Cassandra, Holly and Scott to Pointe Claire. Thank you Cassandra, Holly and Scott for coming to Pointe Claire and signing all our books. It was a pleasure to meet you and to get the chance to speak with you. Thank You to Linda for letting us know that they were coming to Pointe Claire.

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