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Dianne Salerni : Writer of Teen and Middle Grade Fiction | Launch Party: PRETTY CROOKED


This past weekend, I attended a launch party for Elisa Ludwig‘s debut novel, PRETTY CROOKED.

Willa’s plan seems all too simple. Take from the rich kids at Valley Prep and give to the poor ones.

Yes, it’s the story of a modern-day, would-be Robin Hood, who tries to level the playing field between the beautiful rich elite and the scholarship kids at her prestigious prep school … with unforeseen consequences.

I bought my signed copy — and one extra to give away in celebration for quietly passing 300 followers a couple weeks back. If you’d like a signed copy (and if you live in the continental US), just holler “ME, ME, ME” in the comments before Monday, March 26 at midnight, and I will pull a name at random.

Now, I love to name drop, so I’m going to tell you who else I saw at Elisa’s launch party:

Jennifer Hubbard, author of THE SECRET YEAR and the newly released TRY NOT TO BREATHE.

E.C. Myers, debut author of FAIR COIN.

Tiffany Schmidt, author of the upcoming SEND ME A SIGN (with its newly released cover!)

Monica Carnesi, picture book author and illustrator.

and Jessica Corra, whose debut book AFTER YOU will be coming out in 2013.

I’ll leave you with a peek at PRETTY CROOKED’s book trailer.  Congratulations, Elisa — and to all my blog followers, don’t forget to chime in for a chance to win her new book!

20 Responses to Launch Party: PRETTY CROOKED

  1. I have seen Pretty Cooked floating around cyberspace. Sounds interesting. Love how you’re spreading the word of these books!

  2. Me, me, me! How was that?

    I’m always jealous when I see people getting to meet authors. I have no bookstores by me. Authors never come here (unless like me, they live here).

  3. Linda G. says:

    Who can resist a modern Robin Hood tale? Sounds great!

    And you got to meet one of my crit partners! Tiffany Schmidt. Isn’t she great? πŸ™‚

  4. OOooh fun and what a crowd of accomplished authors! Congrats Elisa!

  5. ME! ME! ME! I am not shy.

    Sounds like an awesome launch party and what sensational authors attended. WOW!

    Congrats on 300 new friends.

    Have a great weekend, Dianne.

  6. mshatch says:

    yeah, I wish we’d get more than local authors at my bookstore – not that there’s anything wrong with that just that they’re usually not authors I read!

    oh, mememem!

  7. Me Me ME!
    A girl Robin Hood in prep-school? Awesome.
    Congrats on your 300 followers!

  8. I actually went to prep school, so this sounds like something I might get into.

  9. Me, me, me, me, me, me, me. (I even did a scale for you.)

    Sounds like a terrific book, and a great launch party.

  10. That’s an awesome trailer!

    Me! Me! Me!

  11. Me! Me! Me!

    And btw, I think you’re right. There must be a rash of immobilizing hugs going around. Wondering if our daughters can be innoculated! πŸ˜‰

  12. ME! ME! ME! …sounds like a book my 12-year-old daughter would like to read. πŸ™‚

  13. ME ME ME—-I’ve had my eye on this one (And Jen Hubbard’s newest one)–YESSSSssss!

  14. Don’t count me, I’m not in the US. Just wanted to say how much fun that trailer looks.

  15. Sara says:

    I’m curious about this book… I love Robin Hood so I should probably check it out. It sounds like the launch party was fun!

    Thanks for stopping by The Hiding Spot! πŸ™‚

  16. Sara says:

    Oh and I guess ME ME ME. haha. Might as well throw my name in the hat. πŸ™‚

  17. Orchid says:

    Ooh, Pretty Crooked!!! It sounds so good, want!!!

    Thanks so much for the sweet giveaway. =)

  18. Lydia Kang says:

    I’ve got to get me to one of these launch parties! The book sounds great, thanks Dianne!

  19. Sounds like it was a fun launch party. Thanks for sharing about the book and the book trailer. CONGRATS to Elisa!

    Almost forgot: ME, ME, ME!!! Please count me in the giveaway celebration.
    : )

    CONGRATS on 300+ followers! Woot woot!

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