This week, Pasadena Public Library holds its annual YA literature festival; Emily Lloyd-Jones’s launch is a “bone-a fide” success; fans wig out over Erin Stewart’s debut; and Sue Macy and Stacy Innerst celebrate a book-rescuing hero.
On September 21, the Pasadena Public Library and Bridge to Books co-hosted the sixth annual Pasadena Loves YA, the teen book festival of Pasadena, Calif. The Saturday afternoon event featured 19 authors, four panels, and a Book Blitz of free ARCs. Books for signing were available for purchase via Vroman’s Bookstore. Here, authors Dana L. Davis (l.) and Maurene Goo speak on the “Expectation vs. Reality” panel, joined by Christine Riccio and Amy Spalding and moderated by Gretchen McNeil.
A (Skele)ton of Fun
Emily Lloyd-Jones visited Powell’s Bookstore in Beaverton, Ore., on September 27 to promote her new release, The Bone Houses (Little, Brown). Inspired by Welsh folklore, the YA novel features two teens in a world where the dead walk at night. After a read aloud and a q&a, fans had the opportunity to get their books signed by the author.
Last Thursday night, Erin Stewart launched her YA contemporary debut, Scars Like Wings (Delacorte), in Provo, Utah. The event took place at the Provo City Library, with books available for purchase thanks to King’s English Bookshop. Fans wore pink wigs to celebrate protagonist Ava’s tenacity.
To the Rescue
On October 6, author Sue Macy and illustrator Stacy Innerst visited the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Mass., in honor of The Book Rescuer (Simon & Schuster/Wiseman). The picture book relays the story of the founder of the Yiddish Book Center, Aaron Lansky, in his quest to preserve the Yiddish books of the world.