The Young Authors Give Back Tour!
GUYS! Our big news is finally coming out into the world.
And by “our”, I mean: Me, Erin Bowman, Sarah J. Maas, and Kat Zhang.
WE’RE GOING ON TOUR.
Starting at BEA in New York City, we’ll be heading gradually west for two weeks–and ending up in Chicago.
But it’s not just a self-hosted tour of total awesome, but a tour that’s all about GIVING BACK. For each city we hit up, we’re doing signings…and we’re hosting workshops. Free workshops for young writers. The whole focus of this tour is to reach out to young writers (or any writers, really). We all started writing young (as children!), and now we’re very blessed to be where we are today. We want to pay some of our good fortune forward!
But you can learn more about our tour here, on this beautiful site Erin designed. So far, it looks like we’re definitely visiting: NYC, Pittsburg, Cleveland, and Grand Rapids. We’ll update the site as new events get locked into place, AND we’ll be updating while we’re on tour. Photos of our epic road trip, video clips from events, random absurd musings–all of it will be shared while we travel from New York City to Chicago.
Clearly the tour doesn’t kick off for a few months, but we wanted to start building buzz now! And to help build that buzz, we’re offering a fancy, international giveaway:
We’ll pick four winners–one person for each book! All you have to do to enter is,
- Retumble this blog.
- Tweet the following message: YA authors Erin Bowman, Susan Dennard, Sarah J. Maas, & Kat Zhang hit the road for the #YoungAuthorsGiveBackTour! http://youngauthorsgiveback.tumblr.com
- Share us on Facebook! (But please leave a comment below that links to your Facebook share!)
- Pin the tour image above! (Also, please leave a link to your Pin in the comments!)
And that’s it! We’ll pick a winner on April 1st, and as I mentioned above, it’s international!
Now, how about a bit of music that we will OBVIOUSLY play a thousand times on repeat while this tour is happening. In fact, I think we should blast it before each event and walk in slow-mo style with sunglasses. Thoughts?
And in case you missed it yesterday, I’ll be in Dallas, TX for Edgefest on April 27th! And then Vermillion, SD on May 14th! And then this AMAZING TOUR after that!! 😀
March 8, 2013 @ 5:02 pm
You are coming to see me!!!!! (and, you know, give back to young authors, and inspire people, and be awesome) but mostly…you are coming to see meeeeeeeeeee!!!!
March 8, 2013 @ 5:08 pm
Yay, yay, YAY!!!!!!!!!! Maybe you can participate in whatever event we set up toooooo………?
March 8, 2013 @ 5:11 pm
NOOOOO I’m going to be in France during the tour NOOOOOO WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME?????
(lol but actually that is the lamest excuse ever ;D PLEASE PLEASE PRETTY PLEASE come back to Chicago again! Or better yet Milwaukee! Make this a yearly thing!!!!)
March 8, 2013 @ 5:15 pm
I LOVE YOU GUYS. Have I mentioned that today? Well, I do. I’m obviously VERY excited about this and can’t wait to see the four of you. I’ll definitely be at your NY event, and I will *try* to come down to Philly/Baltimore for another <3
March 8, 2013 @ 5:15 pm
This is so awesome!!!! I can’t wait to hear more of the playlist. Not to mention the obvious shenanigans that will ensue from this epic tour of epicness!
March 8, 2013 @ 5:32 pm
This is so awesome!! I kinda think the world might explode from all the awesome. I will definitely be at the Grand Rapids event! And possibly the NYC one, too.
March 8, 2013 @ 6:01 pm
Ah!!! This is SO SO SO SOOOO cool. I might just have to take a trip to make it to one of these stops. I’m too old for the workshop part, but it would be SO cool to meet you guys. Ah!!
March 8, 2013 @ 8:32 pm
Curse this vast wasteland that is Canada!! (Just kidding, sort of)
But seriously though, you guys are the epitome of awesome and I wish I could attend every event!!
March 9, 2013 @ 4:32 am
I found out about this too early accidentally lol But baaaah this is so exciting! I’ve already told pretty much everyone I know in those areas 😀 I feel like one of those testimonials you see on websites, “I already took a workshop from Susan and Sarah and this was my experience…” WHICH WAS FABULOUS, basically 😉
March 9, 2013 @ 10:14 pm
This sounds awesome! I’m so excited you’re coming to Chicago, it’s not to bad of a drive from where I live. Thank you thank you thank you to everyone involved!!!!!!
March 11, 2013 @ 5:20 am
This sounds so amazing! I wish I lived in one of those cities … my little brother goes to college in Pitt so maybe I can go visit him around then? Yep, that sounds like a plan.
March 11, 2013 @ 2:36 pm
I’m a little bit far from NYC (closest you’ll be to me)! Too bad Boston wasn’t on the list, that I might be able to swing. The giveaway will have to do. 🙂
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March 17, 2013 @ 12:02 am
This is awesome! If only I didn’t live in such a secluded city in Canada. T^T Anyways, this sounds like so much fun! I shall just be tuning in to the updates from the tour then~