|Mari and P.J. model their novels & stuffed dragon unicorn.|
Austin YA authors P.J. Hoover and Mari Mancusi debuted their latest novels this month at BookPeople. P.J.’s new release is Solstice (Tor, 2013), a mythology-dystopian, and Mari’s is Scorched (Sourcebooks, 2013), a dragon fantasy.
The event included a viewing of book trailers, tie-in refreshments, Q&A, trivia questions with prizes and a signing. Plus, attendees were encouraged to rock their mythology and dragon enthusiasm.
Joint author events can attract a wider (hopefully crossover) fan base, split up the preparatory work and expenses, and multiply the fun.
You typically want to team up with someone who has a new book with a complimentary theme or one for the same age-market. Be sure you’re on the same page in terms of budget, program, and promotion and choose someone who genuinely enjoy spending time with.
|YA author Cory Putnam Oakes models a dragon of her own.|
|And so does children’s author Nikki Loftin.|
|Author-illustrator Emma Virjan and Cynthia Leitich Smith|
|Children’s author-ilustrators Frances Hill Yansky & Salima Alikhan|
|P.J. and Mari field questions from the audience.|
|Mari and P.J. sign for their enthusiastic fans!|
An ordinary Texan teen. A dragon with devastating power.
Together they can save the future…or destroy it.
Sixteen-year-old Trinity is sure her grandfather’s “dragon egg” is a hoax, but the government agents attacking her house seem to think otherwise. And a strange boy is telling her the world as she knows it will be wiped out in a fiery dragon war—unless they work together to stop it.
All the while, the dragon inside her egg whispers to Trin, not ready to give up without a fight.