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Dianne Salerni : Writer of Teen and Middle Grade Fiction | Launch of CRACKED and More …

Launch of CRACKED and More …

A week ago, I attended the launch party for K.M. Walton’s debut novel, CRACKED at the Chester County Book Company.  It was so fabulously successful it took me two hours to see Kate herself and have my book signed!

But no worries! Waiting is not a problem when you’re in good company, and I was.  The first person I ran into was a Twitter friend, Tiffany E, who introduced me to a bunch of other authors — all local — who have debut books coming out in 2012! I honestly had no idea there were so many, and two hours waiting in line passed quickly in the company of:

Tiffany Schmidt, author of SEND ME A SIGN (Fall 2012, Walker Books), about a popular cheerleader who decides not to tell her friends she’s been diagnosed with leukemia in the hopes of retaining a normal life while she can.

Elisa Ludwig, author of PRETTY CROOKED (March 2012, Harper Collins), a modern day take on Robin Hood, when a girl decides to take from the rich kids at her school and give to the poor.

Eve Marie Mont, author of A BREATH OF EYRE (March 2012, Kensington Books), the first of a planned trilogy about a girl transported into her favorite classic novels, Jane Eyre, The Scarlet Letter, and The Phantom of the Opera.

Lizzie K. Foley, author of REMARKABLE (April 2012, Dial Books), a middle grade novel about Jane, the only un-remarkable person in the entire town of Remarkable, where everybody is a genius … except her.

If you haven’t yet purchased your copy of CRACKED, what are you waiting for?  And if you don’t know K.M. Walton, then I suggest you introduce yourself on Twitter or some other forum, because she’s awesome and an inspiration!

13 Responses to Launch of CRACKED and More …

  1. No kidding–what a crowd! Kate is pretty darn special (and so are you, Dianne). Happy Friday!

  2. Sarah says:

    I’m jealoussssss. That’s all I have to say. Sounds like it was a lot of fun!

  3. It was so much fun. I’m sorry we didn’t get to talk more. What a crowd for such a great lady.

  4. Wow, you really hit the jackpot!! Sweet. Glad you had such a fantastic time. Loved hearing about it.

    Have a great weekend.

  5. My copy is in the mail! πŸ˜€

    She had the dream turnout. Most debut authors aren’t so lucky.

  6. Did everyone in the state of PA go to that book launch party? I’ve been hearing about it everywhere! So fun! πŸ™‚

  7. Linda G. says:

    Tiffany is one of my crit partners, and I can vouch for SEND ME A SIGN — it’s a fantastic book!

  8. Sounds like a bunch of good books. Thanks for the recommendations.

  9. mshatch says:

    sounds like quite the successful launch. Did you take notes? It would be interesting to know what K.M. did to make her launch so successful.

  10. Thanks for the all this book info! 2 hours–she’s popular, eh?

  11. Angela Brown says:

    To be among such great company. I imagine it was fantastic.

  12. How fun for you to find out there are a lot more local authors than you realized. I swear, they’re coming out of the woodwork where I live. There are two NY Times best selling authors living in my city of 92,000 people. It’s awesome.

  13. It looks like 2012 is going to be another fantastic year for books πŸ™‚