Oct 31, 2013

Cover Reveal: Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae

Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae
May 6th, 2014 from Bloomsbury

Pippa always wanted to go to Italy, but not by herself. And not to sit in a classroom the summer before senior year learning about paintings by dead guys. Tempted by the romance of Rome and the chance to photograph ancient ruins, Pippa ditches the program and sets her own list of goals - get my picture taken at the Colosseum; get a makeover; fall in love with an Italian.

She befriends a local girl whose gorgeous cousin may be just the Italian Pippa’s looking for, but the road to amore gets detoured when she keeps running into a cute American student. And she can’t forget that her summer abroad is only temporary. As she explores the famous cities of Rome and Pompeii, Pippa must sort out her feelings before her parents figure out where she really is.

Oct 30, 2013

Recap: 5th Annual Austin Teen Book Festival

Yes, yes....it has taken me a while to write this post. Don't look at me like that! Let's just say I was on a little break. For ten long months a handle full of us worked tirelessly at putting together a super fun day that brings teens the chance to meet some of the best YA authors out there. Here are some highlights from the awesome that took place on September 28th! 

Special thanks to some AMAZING people that made the experience one of the most rewarding of my life. (I'm a sap). Steering Committee: Heather Schubert (Founding Director), Meghan Goel, Mandy Brooks, Julie Wernersbach (all from BookPeople), Cecily Sailer, and Tim Staley both from APLFF. Our fantastic volunteers who went above and beyond the call of duty: Stephanie Appell, Stephanie Pellegrin, Stacy Vanderever Wells, Shannan Harrington, Nancy Tuuling, Kate Sowa, Maria Soto, Kristin Rae, Magan Blasig, Jackie Clifton, and Katie Bartow. I truly owe you guys so many thank you's and cocktails! Now, let's get to some pictures! More on Flickr.