With over 1,500 entries, it took me longer to read through everyone’s submissions than I thought, but we have a winner! What I did: I picked out 5 favorite entries from each platform (Facebook, Twitter, Insta, etc) and then ran a random # generator to pick a winner.
The winner is…..Kayla Murray’s submission, “to be able to go into different dimensions. Maybe get to check out how things would be different in [alternate realities].” Congratulations! I will contact you with details.
Thank you all for participating in the giveaway! Keep an eye out for future contests.
And let’s say you do your best. You put in all the effort you can. But then when your book comes out, the Internet gets angry. You slowly realize that, for once, the Internet might be right. You made a cultural misstep. If this happens, take comfort in the fact that even flawed characters can inspire. Apologize if necessary, resolve do better, and move on.
Let your fear drive you to do your homework. But no matter what, don’t ever let your fear stop you.
Gene Luen Yang’s speech at the National Book Festival 2014 (via kceyagi)
It’s Tour Time again this October! The Young Elites’ villain-in-training, Adelina, is giving you the evil eye to come and hang out with me to talk The Young Elites, which comes out Oct. 7. This info is all posted at the News & Tour Dates page, too, at the bottom of this Tumblr. (For my fellow SoCal folks, my SoCal events are now posted here too!)
THE YOUNG ELITES TOUR
Talk & Signing
OCT. 7 at 6:00 PM
Books of Wonder
18 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011
OCT. 8 at 7:00 PM
752 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
OCT. 10 at 5:00 PM
B & L Books
990 N State Road 434
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
OCT. 13 at 7:00 PM
The Bookworm Omaha
8702 Pacific St
Omaha, NE 68124
OCT. 14 at 7:00 PM
Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd
Beaverton, OR 97005
OCT. 15 at 7:00 PM
212 Oak St
Hood River, OR 97031
OCT. 16 at 7:00 PM
Face In A Book
4359 Town Center Blvd
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Vancouver International Writer’s Festival:
OCT. 22 from 6-7:15 PM
#26 The Real Deal
Studio 1398 (panel with Robert Paul Weston)
OCT. 23 from 1-2:30 PM
#39 Serial Success
Performance Works (panel with A.M. Dellamonica)
OCT. 25th at 4:00 PM
Pages, a bookstore
904 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Children’s Book World
10580 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
NOV. 15th at 7:00 PM
Once Upon a Time
2207 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020
DEC. 5th at 7:30 PM
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92111
DEC. 6th at 3:00 PM
7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
It’s Comic-con time! For those who are attending and are interested in stopping by a panel I’m on, or interested in picking up a full advance copy of The Young Elites, see below:
Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature
Thurs, July 24 at 11 AM
Paneling with Dr. David Brin, Jim Butcher, Rachel Caine, Jason Hough, and Jonathan Maberry. Moderated by Henry Herz.
After-panel signing:Table AA09, 12:30-1:30 PM
Vengeance & Villains
Fri, July 25 at 10 AM
Paneling with Kiersten White, Rachel Caine, Arwen Elys Dayton, Ann Aguirre, Kimberly Derting, and Allen Zadoff. Moderated by Michael Carroll.
After-panel signing:Table AA09, 11:30AM-12:30PM
Fri, July 25 at 12 PM
Signing and giving away THE YOUNG ELITES at Mysterious Galaxy’s booth (#1119)
Sat, July 26 at 11 AM
Signing and giving away THE YOUNG ELITES at Penguin booth (#1028)
And that will be a wrap for me. Hope to see some of you there!
Adelina Amouteru sketch from The young Elites
A beautiful and badass Adelina fanart. She wears that eyepatch proudly!
a super messy sketch of what I think Enzo looks like *-*
A glorious fan art of Enzo, from The Young Elites!
I’m headed to Comic Con again this year! Shenanigans will be afoot. Catch me at:
"VENGEANCE & VILLAINS"
10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m., Room: 32AB
Autographing session to follow: AA09 (11:30 - 12:30 PM)