Thursday, October 20, 2011

Time to Catch Up!

I haven't been blogging much over the past few weeks, but I figured I'd FINALLY upload some of my photos. And then after going through them, I realized that my phone takes TERRIBLE pictures. Oh, well. Here they are anyway!

First up is me and my sassy author friend Lisa Schroeder. (Sorry, Lisa. I just loved this picture too much not to share!) Her second middle grade novel SPRINKLES AND SECRETS just came out. Pick it up!

Then here we are with blogger Vy at the Smart Chicks Tour

This may be a scene in the upcoming A WANT SO WICKED...

Sara Gundell (Novel Novice) and I were at Kidlit Con a few weeks ago, speaking about how bloggers and authors can work together for promotion. It was a blast! Here we are with Scott Westerfeld.

And here we are with the harbinger of death.

Sara even created some fan art for A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL

Just before we picked up some conference essentials

Coming up soon after was WORDSTOCK. Amazing, time. And I got to fulfill a life long dream of singing karaoke with John Corey Whaley (WHERE THINGS COME BACK)--who happens to be the coolest man alive. YEAH, HE IS!

Partied the weekend away with Vania of VLC Productions and Sara

Also hung out with Kim Derting, Lindsey Leavitt, Lauren Oliver, Patrick Carman--plus got to panel with Maggie Stiefvater and Isaac Marion.

Took some photos for the imagined setting of a new YA novel I'm working on--THE CONSTANT. Pretty, right?

Went to PNBA and met up with the super duper dope Kendare Blake (ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD).

And then this week I went to Laini Taylor's DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE event at my favorite book store Powell's. Laini read possibly the best excerpt EVER. Check out the book, for real.

That's it! I mean, there are more pictures, but this took me about an hour to put together. So maybe I'll update again next month. What have you been up to? :-)


twimom101 said...

oooh seems like a great time. I am kinda jealous of you getting to hang with Isaac Marion. I just loved Warm Bodies!!
but you also mentioned some other great authors. seems like you have been having a ball lately :)

Kim Harrington said...

Great pics! You need to come to Boston sometime. :)

Suzanne Young said...

Twinmom--I was pretty excited to meet him. He was very nice!

And Kim, let's do it! I want to come to Boston :-)

Eliza said...

October in Portland is chock full of bookish goodness every year! I love it.

Callie Kingston said...

Loved seeing pics of all the fun you've been having. Sad I couldn't come out to any of these events. What's up next?

Suzanne Young said...

Callie, Ellen Hopkins at the end of the month at Powells CH!

Jennie Englund said...

THAT looks like SO MUCH FUN!

Hey, what do you think of e-publishing?

Tim Moon said...

Yay, another Portland person! :) Great pictures, thanks for sharing.