Book Signings and STARTERS Giveaway

I just got to meet Beth Revis in person at the end of her Breathless Reads tour with Marie Lu, Andrea Cremer and Jessica Spotswood. It was one of the best book events I’ve seen, because the chemistry was so good between these funny and fun authors.

Denise Hamilton did the Q and A at Once Upon a Time Bookstore and the packed house loved hearing details of how they each got published and how different their writing processes were. Yes, those are questions you’ve heard before but their candid and often hilarious answers made this evening fly.

In the audience were YA authors Tahereh Mafi (SHATTER ME), Marissa Meyer (CINDER) and others. We all left with a cupcake and a chance at winning prizes using the code on our lanyards. That’s how you do a book signing!

I am coming into the home stretch here, with the release of my YA dystopian thriller debut STARTERS on March 13. I am feverishly writing book two up until my tour.

This is where I’ll be. If you can come visit me at one of the stops, please tell me you’re a Leaguer.

● 3/13 Vroman’s Bookstore - Pasadena, CA @ 6:00 PM
● 3/14 Books Inc. - Berkeley, CA @ 7:00 PM with Nina LaCour and Caitlin Kittredge
● 3/17 University Book Store - Mill Creek, WA @ 11:00 AM - Teen book brunch with Marissa Meyer
● 3/18 WonderCon 2012 - Anaheim Convention Center @ 3:00 PM - Q&A Session with Andrea Cremer, Ann Aguirre, Kami Garcia, Gretchen McNeil, Ransom Riggs, Veronica Rossi
BOOK SIGNING immediately after at the Mysterious Galaxy Booth – 4:00 PM.
Note: WonderCon Badge Required - $10 Online/$15 Onsite (Adults) | $5 Online/$13 Onsite (Junior/Senior)
● 3/19 Barnes & Noble - West Jordan, UT @ 7:00 PM
● 3/21 Anderson’s Bookshop - Chicago, IL @ 7:00 PM
● 3/28 New York Public Library - New York, NY - 7:00 PM - Author Panel
● 3/29 Barnes & Noble - Princeton, NJ 7:00 PM
● 4/21-22 LA Times Festival of Books - University of Southern California @ Time to be Determined
● 4/25 Barnes & Noble - Huntington Beach, CA @ 7:00 PM

To get you all in the mood, I’m giving away an ARC of STARTERS here. All you have to do is comment on this thread. And, I’ll make it international.

The winner will be announced here on March 9. Good luck!

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97 comments:

Marthapao said...

Aaaaawww no Phoenix stop?? Next tour? Yes? :)

Twitter: @marthapao

Naomi H said...

Starters sounds great! All the reviews I've read have been fantastic! I am just trying to find where I can get it in OZ!!!

Cheers guys!

Carina Olsen said...

So excited to read Starters! :D Such a gorgeous cover. <3 And it seems amazing :) Thank you for giving away a copy :D Would love to win it :)
Love, Carina

Lilly said...

It looks like you had a great time at this tour!
Thanks a lot for the giveaway. I'd love to read this book.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I would so love to meet you all. Wish the tour came to Ann Arbor.

I would SO love to win your ARC. I've heard fantastic things about your book on other blogs. Can't wait to read it.

A. K. Fotinos-Hoyer said...

Thank you for the giveaway - this book is already on my TBR list and I'd love to win an ARC! :)

Christi said...

ooh, a NJ stop! Adding to my calendar now!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Joy D. Fanning said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Though your not coming near me I'm still looking forward to reading the books!!

Petra @ Safari Poet said...

Sounded like a great event. I hope you have fun on tour and good luck with Enders.

I just finished Portrait of a Starter. It's a great set up for the series and I like the connection between it and the Starters book cover. Thank you for the chance to win an ARC.

Safari Poet

Llehn said...

I'd love to play please.

lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lori M. Lee said...

Sounds awesome. I hope I can make the Chicago event!

And thanks for the giveaway!

Diana said...

The story and cover of Starter are amazing! Thank you for the giveaway!

artgiote at gmail dot com

Jessirae said...

I wish I could attend the events. School is always in the way! Have fun and enjoy :)

Thanks for much for this giveaway :)

xjessirae(at)gmail(dot)com
@xjessirae

Merisha28 said...

:( WHY NOT TULSA OKLAHOMA!!! Sigh!!! Would love to met you!!

MerishaAbbott@gmail.com

ephrielle said...

Bummer, not near here. Near where I once lived. Love the badge, very cool.

Monica G Lopez said...

● 3/28 New York Public Library - New York, NY - 7:00 PM - Author Panel

● 3/29 Barnes & Noble - Princeton, NJ 7:00 PM

Are you kidding me!? LISSA! I am definitely going to see you in one or BOTH of these events. Okay, the NJ one is more realistic but THANK YOU SO MUCH! I can't believe your the first author I'll meet!!

Bittersweet Fountain said...

It's a bummer people so rarely come to New Mexico. Though we do get to claim George R.R. Martin and a few others, so I guess that's something.

But I would love to win an ARC!

Vivien said...

I'm not anywhere close!!! Gah!! Hope you have a great time :)

Vivien
deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

Riv Re said...

So glad you're coming to New York for the Teen Author Festival! I plan to make the most of that week ;)
Thanks for the giveaway!
rivkarno1 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Lissa Price said...

Monica, how exciting, love to meet you!

Most of you may know, authors don't get to pick their tour cities. I wasn't even able to hit my bff's city or my MIL's city. But I'm grateful to be touring!

I LOVE New Mexico! Would be great to tour there. Phoenix is also a great city. Never been to Tulsa, would love that. But it's really up to Random House.

Thanks for all the kind words. Look forward to meeting those of you coming to events.

Tez Miller said...

Thank you for making it international :-)

April X said...

Wish I could go to one of these :( But this is so exciting! I need to move to NY or CA lol xD

WritersBlockNZ said...

Yay for international comps! :)

Wish I lived in US though, so I could come to one of your stops!

Lissa Price said...

I love my international readers! I've traveled a lot, LOVED NZ. So beautiful.

Check my site too, I also list contests there.

Lexie said...

1. I went to one of the Breathless Reads tour stops! They were all so fantastic. It was my first YA book signing, and I absolutely loved it.

2. I really, really, really love the sound of Starters. I've seen so many glowing reviews of it in the past few weeks. Would absolutely love a copy. *-*

Kristi said...

Three of those CA stops are near me. How funny. Hopefully I can go to at least one! :)

Thanks for the giveaway.

Kristi S.
quailsrock23(at)yahoo(dot)com

Alba said...

I've died! Tahereh and Marissa in the audience?????!!!
At times like this I sooo wish I lived in the US!! T_T

thanks for this!!! I've been dying to get a chance to read Starters :D
Hope you had FUN!!!
Next it'll be youuuuuuuuuu!!

(@alba_solorzano)

Alison B said...

Yay, I can't wait to see you in Berkeley!!! XD

FireStarBooks said...

OMG awesome! So wish I could go! You guys need to come to Ottawa, Canada!

C. Issy said...

Eeee! I've been dying to read Starters since your ever so wonderful Editor read aloud from it at the SCBWI conference!!! I may have to also figure out a way to get to the NY or NJ signing!

kai (amaterasu) said...

That is so cool! Why do I live overseas? I would've loved to see you and Tahereh Mafi and Marissa Meyer (two of my favorite authors!)

And you're awesome for making this contest open internationally. I think that Starters ARC looks fab!

Kristina said...

I wish I could go to the WA stop but I have to work :( I hope that you will come back to WA for another future signing.

ansindt said...

Wahooo!!! I'll see ya in Utah=) I'd love to win an ARC of Starters!

Sarah (The Book Life) said...

I'm bummed I won't get to meet you at a signing in Florida, but I'm still super excited to read STARTERS! Thanks :0)

Alicia said...

Thanks for opening this up Internationally!! Any tours coming to Canada (Ontario specifically?)

Hilda K said...

Thank you for the amazing giveaway! <3

I'm so jealous! How I wish to come to the book signing! Maybe someday? *finger crossed :)

Holz said...

Ooh ive had my eye on this book for a while now and would love to get my hands on it! :p
Thank you for the giveaway :)

picyadri said...

I am so jealous and sometimes I wish I wouldn't live in Europe. These tours always sound amazing!
Meeting with my favorite authors and capcakes? I would pay a huge amount for that :)
Thank you for the giveaway and for thinking of your international readers, too :)

Jenny N. said...

Thanks for the givaways. I hope you'll come to Canada in the future.

Lissa Price said...

I love Canada! And have friends in Vancouver. Let's hope my publisher sends me there next year.

I will likely tour again in Jan of 2013 for the sequel.

Agnieszka Nashi said...

Awww, international giveaway! Thank you so much, Lissa! Maybe this time the odds will be with me? ;D


nashthewitch at gmail dot com

Simply Kayla said...

I have been seeing this book around and the cover and blurb are awesome. The cover is beautiful and the blurb sounds great! I would love to read this book. Thanks so much for the giveaway, and good luck on release of Starters!

Marla said...

I can't wait to read Starters! Also, I hope your tour can make it to Nashville sometime. :-)

Simply Kayla said...

Oh I forgot to leave my e-mail lol kayla.s.graham at gmail dot com
Thanks again :D

Twitter: @KaylaShantee

Briana said...

Can't wait to read Starters!! Thank you for the giveaway! :)

Briana
breesbooks(at)gmail.com

Kristen - Seeing Night said...

I have Starters on my TBR list it sounds great! The cover gives of an interesting eerie vibe which I like. I look forward to your release!

Wish you were coming to San Diego cause I see mysterious galaxy our local book store is the booth your signing at for WonderCon, maybe youll come to Comic Con in July?

Thanks for the giveaway!!
seeingnightreviews@gmail.com

gina said...

I've been excited for Starters for a while now, I'd be so excited to win! Love the cover and the video so much. Creeeepy. evafortuna 0 at gmail dot com

Lissa Price said...

Hi all! Yes, I will do a Mysterious Galaxy signing sometime, I love that store! It might be more like May, just watch their schedule.

Good chance I will be at ComicCon in July too. :)

The Book Babe said...

Thank you for the Giveaway!

mv.misty@yahoo.com

Kulsuma said...

I would love to read Starters! I wish I could come to the tour! Alas, I live in England.

GFC-Kulsuma
k_anon[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk

Jessy said...

I will most likely be at the Princeton stop. Can't wait!

Findjessyhere at gmail dot com

Sophia Chang said...

How exciting!

BTW Marissa came back from dinner after you left - she was sorry she missed you! But we passed your message on.

Orchid said...

Sad, the tour will not be stopping anywhere near me.
Starters sounds like a fabulous read!

GFC= Orchid
hauntingorchid(at)aol(dot)com

KaylaBeck said...

Alas, no stops near me. I wish you all safe travels while coming out to meet us (the readers)!

pherlaithiel (at) gmail (dot) com

Lissa Price said...

Thanks, Sophia, I heard.

Jessy, I hope to meet you - tell me you know me from the League.

Kulsuma, there was talk at one point about me going to England so maybe next time. I love GB!

Lissa Price said...

Thanks, Sophia, I heard.

Jessy, I hope to meet you - tell me you know me from the League.

Kulsuma, there was talk at one point about me going to England so maybe next time. I love GB!

Christina said...

LOVED this book! Hope to see you up here in Toronto in the near future!

blanshire said...

Thank you for this lovely giveaway! *w*

I also envy you because you could go to the tour.

blanshire140@gmail.com

Shirley said...

Umm...would you by any chance be willing to visit AUSTRALIA?! Looking at all those stops is making me sooo jealous of the US fans!
But, THANK YOU SOOO MUCH FOR THIS GIVEAWAY <3

shiirleyyx@gmail.com

Celine said...

I can't wait to read Starters!!! I've been hearing great things about it! Thank you so much for the giveaway, Lissa!!!

celine8olivia@gmail.com

Maji Bookshelf said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!
and wow, I have never seen the other black cover for starters! very unique

- juhina

mc.jay.jay(at)hotmail(dot)com

ame1184 said...

thanks for the giveaway!! i can't wait to read the book!
there never seem to be any stops down south near me, so i'll just pretend i'm there : )

ame1184 at gmail dot com

Kaerah said...

Looks like a interesting book cant wait for it to come out

Priya said...

Can't wait to read for this book!

Lissa Price said...

I would love to visit AUSTRALIA! I've never been. My publisher did sent Lauren Kate there, of course she's a huge bestselling author (and very nice, cool person too!). So if we build a fan base there, it could happen in the future.

It's up to you to spread the word. ;)

Toronto, love to go also.

The dark cover is a rich dark blue. It is the German hardback. I love that it comes with an attached ribbon bookmark! For international fans, tell your friends to look for it because it will be published in over 21 countries - so many languages.

The Shadow Realm said...

How I wish I lived in America so I could meet all these amazing authors!

Thanks for the giveaway! The book sounds really good :)

Ems said...

Oh awesome!!! I'd love to win an ARC! So excited that you're headed to UT...I'm going to try my hardest to make it down!

Thanks for the chance to win!

JenniferK said...

I've been wanting to read this book for a while now. Washington is the closest I can get to see you. Thanks for the giveaway.

brookea_2006 said...

Awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

brookea_2006 at yahoodotcom

Von @ Mr. Book Wonder said...

STARTERS is one hell of a great book! Even though I've read it in eARC form, I really wanted to have a physical copy of it! I do hope I win.

To those of you whose still thinking of reading it, check out my review here.

Lissa Price said...

Thank you so much, Mr. Book Wonder, for the great review. btw, you might want to look at the faq on my site (www.lissaprice.com) as #6 was inspired by you!

Momo (Books Over Boys) said...

Omg, so many CA stops! If I could drive, i'd be at all of them. :/ Waah!

Well, thanks so much for the giveaway!

booksoverboys at hotmail dot com

jayjay said...

I want, I want!!!

Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!

fallendream03 AT gmail DOT com

Elodie said...

Thank you again for another great giveaway Lissa :) !! I wish I live in the US so I could meet you in person .. :) !!
Thank you so much for making this international !! Have an awesome tour !!
Here's my email address : ninie2310@hotmail.fr
:)

ZaraAlexis said...

Lissa! You have NO idea how often I have tried to get my hands on an ARC for STARTERS! It's become an all-out mission---one of course, that has become part-frustation-part-addiction. I don't know whether to laugh or cry. (Seriously.)

At least, your book will be coming out soon so that I can get my pretty little hands on it (if I don't WIN this giveaway!).

Book tours sound almost as addictive as book giveaways. Unfortunately, I won't be anywhere near your stops. That said, I am extremely grateful that you are hosting this giveaway internationally! Thank you. (I'm from Canada, so I'm not THAT far.) :D

Congratulations on your book. I might just hope in being able to "rent" my own teenage body---so that I can make a faster dash to the book store for a copy.

Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez
zgarcia(dot)alvarez(at)gmail(dot)com
On Twitter: @ZaraAlexis
My blog: http://zaraalexis.wordpress.com

Lisa said...

No stops close to me=( However this book looks amazing!

Lissa Price said...

Zara, and everyone, check my site www.lissaprice.com for the "contests" page. I try to list all the STARTERS ARC giveaways at various blogger sites. Or my FB page (Lissa Price Author - or see link on my site.

Susan Light said...

Congrats on being published and so jealous you got to see the Breathless read tour. I have been dying to go see it!

books4susie at aol dot com

Laurisa White Reyes said...

I was there at Once Upon A Time, Too! It was a lot of fun. I was hoping to go to your signing at Vromans but it looks like I have a prior commitment. I'm bummed. Can't wait to read Starters, though. I'd love to do an interview with you on my blog. laurisawhitereyes at yahoo dot com

Tara said...

I'd love a chance to win the ARC!

WritersBlockNZ said...

Thanks for making it international! <3

Sallie Mazzur said...

You need to make some New England tour stops! I'd make sure it was sold it!

This cover is absolutely fierce. And it would look so nice sitting open in my handsssss... just saying!

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

email:saldelmaz@gmail.com

Tiff Pull said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway. I really want this bad. I love the cover.

pulliam_t@yahoo.com

Imogen Howson said...

Me me me. imogenhowson AT gmail DOT com

I'm going to buy it the minute it comes out over here in the UK anyway. :-)

Aik said...

I want to read this book! Pick me, pick me!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

AUTUMN GIRL said...

Oh,wow international giveaway!

I've read so many great reviews about this book.

Book Sake said...

That's the kinda book signing I like to go to!
- Jessica @ Book Sake

Lissa Price said...

I would love some New England stops. I just go where I'm told.

I am planning on having some giveaway swag for the first questions at my stops. :)

Gretchen said...

I read the sample and would love win the ARC.

Cassie said...

AHHH! I can't wait to read Starters! It looks fantastic, and thanks for the giveaway. :D

jazmin said...

totally cant wait to read this book soo interesting and also thanks for a giveaway:)

Celine said...

I can't wait to read Starters! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

Jenny said...

NEED to read this book now!

Kara D. said...

I'd love to win one! Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC: Kara D.

supersonic182@gmail.com

sketch7hearts said...

Really want to see you when your in Berkley!! I'd love to read this book and I love the cover!

Emily said...

This was such a good book! I can't wait for its sequel!

Emily (Ed and Em's Reviews)

Lissa Price said...

Tara at Mar 4, 7:06 pm, you are the winner! Can you email me at lissapriceauthor@gmail.com please with your mailing address? Put ARC WINNER in the subject header as I'm really crazy busy getting ready for the tour and writing book 2.

Congratulations! Thank you everyone for playing. Don't worry, starting Monday, there will be a contest every day with different swag packages for STARTERS! Tuesday is the launch day - wait till you see the fun swag that day!