Friday, June 24

YA in Bloom Update 9 - More Authors

Some of our authors can't make it to the event, but sent some swag and books for the event. Our thanks to these lovely writers and their publishers:

Sarah Jamila Stevenson
The Latte Rebellion
Thanks to Flux Books
the first 70 attendees will get one!
Amy Fellner Dominy, OyMG

Lisa Schroeder,
Chasing Brooklyn

Rosemary Clement-Moore
Texas Gothic
Gae Polisner,
The Pull of Gravity
Cheryl Rainfield

Our published authors now include

Andrew Smith - The Marbury Lens, In the Path of Falling Objects, Ghost Medicine
Cindy Pon - Silver Phoenix, Fury of the Phoenix
Jessica Brody - My Life Undecided, The Karma Club
Katie Alender - Bad Girls Don't Die, From Bad to Cursed
Lisa Yee - Absolutely, Maybe; Millicent Min, Girl Genius; Stanford Wong Flunks Big Time
Nancy Holder - Crusade, Wicked, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

If you are attending the event and do not yet own books by the attending published authors, we highly encourage purchasing the item during the event! Each registered attendee will receive a one-day-only shopping pass for 20% off at Vroman's Bookstore on the day of YA in Bloom.

You'll also want to keep an eye out for these up-and-coming authors and their books:

Deborah Bryan - The Monster's Daughter
Gretchen McNeil - Possess (Balzer + Bray Aug 23, 2011)
Jenn Reese - Above World (Candlewick, 2012)
Kathy McCullough - Don't Expect Magic (Random House, Nov 2011)
Kristen Kittscher - Young & Yang (HarperCollins, Fall 2012)
Marie Lu - Legend (Penguin, Nov 29, 2011)
Suzanne Lazear - Innocent Darkness (Flux, August 2012)

Just a couple of things:

We revamped the agenda a bit to afford everyone more time to chat and relax with each other. Some of the program structures will be released later on our blog in article/podcast/multimedia format rather than taking up the time you could be spending talking about books. :)

Because of a pet fair at Vroman's Bookstore on Saturday, there is a possibility that the parking lot may be crowded. Apparently there's also a football game (translation: soccer)... US vs. Mexico (¡ay caramba!) at the Rose Bowl at 5 pm :s Hopefully we will be arriving early enough and leaving late enough to miss the worst of the traffic. :/

IF you take a spin through the lot and there's no parking, here are your options. Aside from street parking, there's lots of parking within a block or two. That said, I've been to a Stephenie Meyer signing at Vroman's and we were still able to park in the lot ;) but US wasn't playing Mexico that day.

    * City lot on Union & El Molino (north of the Vroman’s parking lot) $5 max
    * Underground Trio Apartment lot on Madison (one block west of Vroman’s) $9 max
    * The Playhouse parking lot on Madison (between Green & Colorado) $5 max
    * 473 E. Union (at Madison) $6 max
    * Pasadena Towers (enter off Hudson, north of Green) $13.75 max
    * Community Bank 790 (enter off Hudson, north of Green) $12.65 max
    * Pasadena Financial Center (enter off Hudson, north of Colorado) $12.65 max

Thanks to Vroman's Alison Keyes for the parking tips! We also have it on semi-good authority that there is free parking a block and a half away at Le Cordon Bleu

If you happen to arrive early, our group members will be at the 2nd floor event area an hour before the event. You can come on up and say hi :) we're nice, we promise.

We're also terminally glued to our phones so if you need anything, email (Alethea) or

See you all soon!

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