RISE Publication Day

Well this was an exciting weekend for me just before I start a new semester and turning over a new leaf.

IMG_4365IMG_4366So I meet Andrea Cremer again, she was promoting her second book of Nightshade Prequel RISE.

Along my journey of attending events, I discovered new book stores in the cities of Minnesota, so if and when I move to the next state over, I’ll know where to go on occasion.

So there were a small giveaway and that prize was the Nightshade poster that we all seen on FB from Andrea Cremer’s page and the publishing company Penguin Teen, I was able to win one for myself and for my best friend who I know will LOVE IT!  I wish she could have come with me but she had family stuff to do, but maybe the next time she’ll come with me 🙂

One of the fans who is an 8th grader, she loves books so she was able to ask a few questions and try to dig inside Andrea Cremer’s head

IMG_13One of the questions I remember was How did she become to be a writer? It all started when she broke her foot from a horseback riding incident, and figure to give the writing thing a try and BOOM! Nightshade was created.

Andrea did quip that she has other books coming out, one is a co-author David Levithan with a book call Invisibility, there will be a book that will take place after Bloodrose and I believe she said it was adult fiction. then another book (but I didn’t catch what it was). So 2013 alone she has 4 books coming out.  Stay Tune!

Here’s another surprise that I found out at the event, another Author was present . . . yes another AUTHOR, her name is Heather Anastasiu the Author of GLITCH, in February the second book “OVERRIDE” will be release and she’ll be at the same bookstore where I just was at. And then “ShutDown” will be release in July.  So I meet a new Author.

Ok whose ready for pictures?

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2013 Resolutions

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Buddy checking out the shelf

It just a few hours away from the end of 2012.

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My storage room

And today I am a happy girl1 My misson today was to hunt down a 2013 wall calendar (which did happen) but I was also on the hunt for a bookshelf. Yes you heard me a bookshelf. I have dozens and dozens of books and not a lot of space/places to put them in. So what happens to all thoses books I’ve read or not top priority read. My closet isn’t for clothes and it hasn’t been for a long time, now I call my closet my storage room because that where everything is stored.

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After

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Finishing Touch

I do all my work in my room, and I’m still in the process in creating my own system of organization because I want to (Not need to “WANT”) I have a desk that get buried with paper during the school year (So sorry desk) but I spring clean it after every semester (See . . .  Kat can clean). One plan for the summer is maybe expanding my closet because my dad thinks we can and I hope we can.

Before (I clean everything off)

Before (I clean everything off)

Buddy checking the view

Buddy checking the view

This is still my book stacking shelf but this is where new books end up

This is still my book stacking shelf but this is where new books end up

Wait . . .  this was suppose to be a 2013 resolution right? I get I’d better get to that part.

Right now I’ve blogged about TBR pile challenge, so that is one and because this year sadly but not disappointed I didn’t read 50 books but I was close!

So that is one of my resolution . . . . Here are some other

  • I’ve been good with my health but now I need to do better for me . . .  I need to adjust my eating habits during my roadblock of having borderline diabetes. don’t worry I have it under control but I could change a few things.

  • I want to learn to cook . . .no for real I do want to learn how to cook. I will eventually move out and live on own and will have to cook on my own.

  • People want to lose weight right? Yeah well I’m starting with losing five pounds by May when I go in for my every six month check up.  So let’s hope I can do it!

  • I write books (Unpublished and undiscloses except for the main character names) I am now using Scrivener so this will get me one step closer in completeling this book that came to me at the end of summer (worst timing).  This book I’m writing is fun and challengeing but that all I can really say. I think I’ll be one of those Author where I say when the book comes up when it ready but we’ll see.

  • Now I would love to find a job but my state makes it near impossible! So hopfully by summer I’ll find one.

2013 here I come!

Oh drat! I forgot about my little photoshoot I had (that I did) Well there’s another reason to blog perhaps tomorrow? For now go and celebrate!

Nightshade Day

So today was proably one of the coldest day for the beginng of winter . . . . There was snow on my car this morning

Anyway, I had my infusion today and it went by so fast that I got done a little early than expected, but I guess that what happen when you’re focused on a HUGE English Paper!

So that what I did, but that wasn’t the highlight of my day, Book Author of Nightshade Andrea Cremer was making a appearance in St.Paul, MN and I thought PERFECT! An author event that I finally get to go too. So I checked out the bookstore “Addendum” that was hosting the event and told them I would be there!

THEY  had the orginal cover of Nightshade (Don’t worry Pictures will come) and after an hour I decided that I would purchase the first copy 🙂

She talks about her upcoming projects and if she has many projects in her head (yes she doest), She also talk briefly about her Adult Novel that will correlates with the Nightshade series. Oh did I mentiont there was red wine? although I’m not a fan of red wine but it was okay.

She then read a passage from Rift although I was hoping that she might have a few early copy of RISE but no  . . .

I love the experience I had talking to an real author although I speak to them virtually on Twitter, it was bittersweet to talk to them face to face.

I met Katherine and Marcus the people that hosted the event and they knew me right away which was funny and I was glad to meet them.

Then Andrea Cremer signed all my books I brought, I didn’t bring Bloodrose because I purchase it at B&N earlier previous year and it was a signed copy.

So here’s are some photos of the event