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Sharing the Love - GOING VINTAGE

I'm giving away an ARC of Lindsey Leavitt's lovely new YA novel GOING VINTAGE, which comes out next month. If you'd like to enter, please visit my other blog. It's easy! Just leave a comment on that post telling me something about you. :-) The giveaway ends on February 19, 2013 at 9pm PST. (U.S. addresses only.) So, please hurry to enter!

Two Books, All the Joy! (A Giveaway.)

Michelle and I are having a book giveaway at our joint blog, We Have Words. You should go enter quickly! The winner will be chosen on December 24th! Oh, yeah! And here are the prizes: 

*UK paperback edition of THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE by Jandy Nelson Signed copy of LIVE THROUGH THIS by Mindi Scott FREEFALL/LIVE THROUGH THIS bookmarks!

LIVE THROUGH THIS/FREEFALL bookmarks for USians and Canadians!

I have bookmarks to give away! Did you know? Probably not, since I've had them for a couple of months and kind of forgot to tell anyone. My friend Shaina made them for me. The bookmarks look like this (gold pillow, not included):


I know you're thinking that they sure are pretty and that you'd like one of the Freefall bookmarks AND one of the scribbled on Live Through This bookmarks, right? Here's a secret: The bookmarks are dual-sided. So, if I send you a Freefall bookmark, you automatically get the signed Live Through This one, too, because it's printed on the back. And vice versa, obviously.Yay! 

So would you like a bookmark? Or two? Or even three? If, yes, please fill out this form to include your name and mailing address and I'll mail them over! It'll be a Happy New Year 2013 gift from me to you.

(If you're an educator, librarian, or bookseller and would like to distribute some of my bookmarks to your students, patrons, or customers, there is a place on the form to indicate that, as well.)

One more thing, this giveaway is for U.S. and Canada addresses only. Because, you know, international shipping costs a lot of money. Sorry!

Photos and a brief recap of the LIVE THROUGH THIS launch party!

On Saturday, October 13, 2012, this happened at Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle:

(photo by Arin Berthiaume)
Which means that there was lots of these things to go around, of course:
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             (Photos by Sarah S. Moon)     


I did a short talk about what I'd hoped to accomplish in writing Live Through This. Then I read a short excerpt (pages 54, 55, and the first few lines of 56, in case you wondered), in which Coley and Reece flirt using song lyrics--like they often do.

(Photo by William McCain)
That was the perfect segue for my husband, Dwayne, to appear from behind the curtain to introduce members of Alabaster (himself, Joe, Laura, Marlon, and Shaina) and Peace Mercutio (Andy and Taylor), who joined forces to play as "Writer's Block." As a surprise for me, they'd all changed their clothes to dress like the writer they know best in hoodies, T-shirts, and pajamas.
(Photo by Sarah S. Moon)
Writer's Block played six songs that are related to the book, and they took turns singing the lead vocals: Laura on "Asking for It" by Hole,  Shaina on "Missing" by Everything But the Girl, Taylor on "Creep" by Radiohead, followed by Shaina on Fergie's "Big Girls Don't Cry." The most recognizable song of all was sung by Andy: "Brown Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison. Then I came over and surprised everyone (except the band members and, like, three other people who knew in advance) by singing "See You Again" by Miley Cyrus with Shaina's assistance on the choruses.


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         (Photos by Arin Berthiaume) 
After the music, I went back to the podium for a Q&A, and then it was time for the signing and reception.

There was some of this:

(Photo by William McCain)  
And a WHOLE BUNCH of this:
 (Photo by Sarah S. Moon)
And the people who weren't me got to do this for a while:
Photo by Arin Berthiaume)
The bookstore was very professional, organized, and had plenty of books to go around! Casey O., the host, made me feel welcomed and at ease. In all, it was a very fun day for me, and I got a number of emails afterward from attendees who said that they'd enjoyed themselves as well! There were some who'd traveled from British Columbia, Oregon, California, and Colorado, which really meant a lot to me and made the day extra special. Thank you all so much!

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(Photos by Leeann Ward and Lindsey Schoenberger)

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(Photos by Lindsey Schoenberger)

(Photo by . . . Linsey or Sandra? :-D)

(If you attended the event and have photos that you'd like to share with me, I'd love to see them! My email is mindirochelle AT gmail DOT com, if you wanna send them.)