Saturday, June 25, 2011

ME & LISA YEE (Book Giveaway!)

I just got back from the first (hopefully annual) YA in Bloom luncheon at Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena, CA. The event was a whopping success with about 100 writers, readers, teachers, booksellers & librarians in attendance.
My daughter, Carissa, came with me. We had a blast! I even ran into my 2010 SCBWI L.A. Writer's Retreat roomy. Hi Melanie!

6 published authors were on hand to sign their books. Carissa snapped a pic of me & Lisa Yee. I've heard Lisa speak on a few occasions and she is bundle of enthusiasm. Always smiling. Also there were Nancy Holder, Cindy Pon, Andrew Smith (I think he was the ONLY man in attendance), Katie Alexander, and Jessica Brody.

In honor of a wonderful day with my daughter, I've decided to giveaway a copy of ABSOLUTELY MAYBE autographed by the author, Lisa Yee!  Whee! Just make sure you're a follower and post a comment below. Look for more amazing giveaways in the near future! In the meantime, here is my question of the day:

What book character would you like to have lunch with, and where would you eat? Post your answer below!


  1. Yeah! Giveaway. Dorine dorwh at aol dot com

  2. That sounds like it was so much fun! I read this book and it was adorable. Glad you and your daughter had fun.

    I'd have lunch with Beatrice from WIDEACRE to see if she was really as crazy as she was in the book

  3. Just found your blog through Julie! Glad to be a new follower.

    I just finished Divergent, and I'd love to have lunch with Tris, because she's absolutely fascinating to me. And we're both short. I like to think that means we'd be friends. :)

  4. What a fun event. It's great your daughter went with you. Possibly another writer in the family?

    I'd break bread with Aragorn from LORD OF THE RINGS, after all that time living in the wild I'll bet he cooks a mean BBQ. I want to hear about his stories from the days in exile, and what it's like to be raised in Rivendale with the elves.

  5. I'd like go to In-Out-Burger with Marley Sandelski and talk about Star Trek, TOS. I can name the episode title within the first 30 seconds of the show.
    Live Long and Prosper,
    Lupe Fernandez

  6. I love all these ideas. I would have to say that I'd want to have lunch with Homer Smith from Lilies of the Field, probably to Cracker Barrel, because I think he'd like that down home kinda cookin'.

  7. I love Lisa Yee! If I could have lunch with any character, I'd have lunch at Maybe's taco truck. :-)
    -- Rachel

  8. Absolutely Maybe.... I'm collecting them all for my daughter (she's 5) and eventually will be a Lisa Yee Appreciator too (I don't like to say I'm a fan)....

    I would love to have lunch with Alice... in Wonderland, perhaps even go to the Mad Hatter's Tea Party. It could be quite unpredictable

  9. I picked up Absolutely Maybe over the weekend, so I'm not in need of another copy. ;) I did want to answer your questions, though!

    When they asked this Saturday, I thought I'd like to eat with Sophia of the Montmaray books. After a few minutes of consideration, I decided she's the sort of person it would be more fun to exchange letters with than actually eat with.

    Then it hit me:

    If, for some reason, Gandalf would take a break from being badass to lunch it up with me, I would . . . well, I would mumble into my RFD coffee in awe and he'd find my uselessness obnoxious. But I'd sing about it for years nevertheless! Just imagining this fills me with elation.

  10. Gandalf! I hadn't thought of him! Great choice! Of course, being a BIG fan of anything spec fiction, I'd lunch with just about anyone from LOTR.

  11. It was so great seeing you at YA in Bloom!!!!

  12. Who would I like to have lunch with? I'd like to say Edward Cullen, but I think that might end badly for me. How about Atticus Finch?

  13. Such a fun idea for a book giveaway. I haven't read Absolutely Maybe yet. It's on my list.

    My favorite childhood book was The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken. The heroine, Bonnie, and her cousin Sylvia, are mistreated by the wicked Miss Slighcarp. Luckily, Bonnie's maid, Pattern, looks out for them. For a treat, she sometimes makes them a posset.

    I always loved the word, posset. It sounds so comforting - but I never knew what it was. I just Googled it and found out it's a dessert made with only three ingredients -- lemons, heavy cream and sugar. I'd like to have lunch with Bonnie and eat posset for dessert.

  14. Suzanne Gibson you're the winner but I can't access an email for you!