Sara Zarr and Nina LaCour in Conversation on Their Latest Books

I cannot say enough what a pleasure it was listening to Sara Zarr and Nina LaCour in conversation last night. They are both such kind and intelligent women, who write fiction that feels so authentic and real when you read it. The depth of emotion in all of their books is overwhelming, powerful, and just…

The Pirate Takeover Tour Commandeers The King’s English Bookshop

In my experience, when you get to meet authors in person, you usually find that they are pretty dang awesome people, but it’s always so neat when you LOVE a book and then when you meet the author their awesomeness actually exceeds your expectations. That was definitely the case for me when I got to meet Nicole Castroman this…

A Lovely Evening Spent with Sara Zarr

If you ever get a chance to meet Sara Zarr, you should definitely take the time to go. She is an incredible person who’s passionate about the topics she writes about, which definitely shines through in the text of her books. She read an excerpt from her newly released Gem & Dixie, and I had to hold back…

An Educational Evening About L.A. Living with Margaret Stohl

If you ever get the opportunity to go to a Margaret Stohl event, DO. NOT. MISS. IT. This was one of the most entertaining author events that we’ve been to this year, and that’s saying something! Margaret is so intelligent, and I loved listening to her talk about writing and just  life in general. She is also one…

Talking Blood Rose Rebellion with Rosalyn Eves!

We were so tremendously honored to get to moderate Rosalyn’s Salt Lake City tour stop at The King’s English Bookshop for her beautiful debut novel Blood Rose Rebellion! If you haven’t gotten a chance to read this breathtaking new YA historical fantasy, we both highly recommend it. Check out my full review here! I always love…

Highlights from the Brendan Reichs and James Dashner event

So, first of all, to Brendan and James, I apologize for posting your epic YA Author Dance-Off on social media…and again in this post. BUT, those sweet moves deserve to be shared with the world. Now, if the rest of you ever get the opportunity to see these two on a panel, I HIGHLY recommend it….

The Penguin Teen Tour Comes to Salt Lake and Swag Pack Giveaway 

We had such an amazing time getting to meet these incredibly intelligent and talented women during the Penguin Teen Tour’s Salt Lake stop tonight. The authors were, of course, Renée Ahdieh (The Wrath and the Dawn), Lesley Livingston (The Valiant), Natalie C. Anderson (City of Saints & Thieves), and Alwyn Hamilton (Rebel of the Sands). Every…

Highlights From the Jeff Zentner Event

If you’ve read Jeff’s amazing novels The Serpent King and Goodbye Days, then you are very aware of the fact that he makes his readers cry…A LOT. However, he makes up for that by giving out lots of hugs during his events. In all seriousness, this event was so much fun. Thanks as always to The King’s English…

Booknerdigans at the Elizabeth Briggs Event!

To celebrate the release of Elizabeth Brigg’s latest novel Future Threat, this AMAZING panel of authors played Author Truth or Dare and made all of us audience members laugh until we cried. Erin Summerill was the hilariously ruthless moderator that made these ladies do things like spell the title of their book with their bottom, sing one of the…

Rosalyn Eves Announces Blood Rose Rebellion Tour Dates

If you haven’t subscribed to Rosalyn Eves’ newsletter yet, I highly recommend doing it now, because she is certainly one 2017 debut author that you’re going to want to keep an eye on! In her most recent newsletter she announced her tour dates, had some giveaways, and included some preorder swag details. Be sure to subscribe on…

Highlights From the Salt Lake Newbery Award Party

I had the incredible honor of attending tonight’s Newbery Award Party in Salt Lake City. We got to hear from a panel of industry professionals, including local author Ally Condie, associate professor in education psychology at the University of Utah Lauren Liang, and director of the Provo City Library Gene Nelson. We got to learn all…