do forgive me that i had to close the
contest early as i realized i'll be leaving
on the diversity tour this week and wanted
to be able to mail out the book prizes before
then. thank you so much for the tremendous
response! in the end, i'm giving away NINE
sets of Silver Phoenix and Fury of the Phoenix
and the books are headed to NC, Ontario, WI,
LA, GA and Portugal, from responses so far!
i've contacted all winners as best i can
but please email me your mailing address
if you haven't responded! firstname.lastname@example.org
as for the diversity tour, it's something that
malinda lo (Ash and Huntress) and i spearheaded
together when we realized both our asian inspired
fantasy YA novels were going to be released within
a week of each other. we decided to celebrate diversity
in young adult books (which is inclusive of people
of color and lgbt protagonists) and invited other
authors to join us at each stop. if you're near the
san francisco, austin, chicago, boston or new york
city areas, do stop by! it's going to be an amazing tour.
for full details, check out http://diversityinya.com.
i can't wait--it's my first official book tour. wish me luck! =D
San Francisco, California
Saturday, May 7 at 3 p.m.
San Francisco Public Library (Main Library)
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Highlighting Asian American YA books with authors Malinda Lo, Cindy Pon, Gene Luen Yang, and J.A. Yang.
Monday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m.
603 N. Lamar
Austin TX 78703
With authors Bethany Hegedus, Malinda Lo, Guadalupe Garcia McCall, Cindy Pon, Dia Reeves, and Jo Whittemore, and moderated by Varian Johnson.
Tuesday, May 10 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.
1218 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607
With authors Malinda Lo, Claudia Guadalupe Martinez, Nnedi Okorafor, and Cindy Pon.
Thursday, May 12 at 7 p.m.
Cambridge Public Library (Main Library)
Cambridge, MA 02138
With authors Holly Black, Sarah Rees Brennan, Deva Fagan, Malinda Lo, Cindy Pon, and Francisco X. Stork, and moderated by Roger Sutton.
New York, New York
Friday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
208 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
Highlighting LGBT YA books with authors Cris Beam, David Levithan, Malinda Lo, and Jacqueline Woodson.
Saturday, May 14 at 1 p.m.
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
With authors Matt de la Peña, Malinda Lo, Kekla Magoon, Neesha Meminger, Cindy Pon, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, Rita Williams-Garcia, Jacqueline Woodson and moderated by Cheryl Klein.