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!