Monday, May 20, 2013


 And the first SWEET DEAD LIFE (Soho Press) event was this past weekend at the venerable Book People in Austin Texas. My heart swelled to huge heart size at the SRO crowd of Austin SCBWI authors and bloggers and librarians and family and friends and a variety of combos of the above came out to fill room! Let's tell this in pictures!

The weekend began with Star Trek Into Darkness with my Austin bff, author PJ Hoover, whose SOLSTICE is coming in June from TOR. We are NERDS. This means we were FIRST IN LINE for the 8 PM show. Here we are, waiting:

Then on Saturday it was on to Book People. This was my first time signing at the store and so I was THRILLED! and EXCITED! and like I had had too much coffee. Which actually I had.

I set up the special SWEET DEAD LIFE cookies! (thank you Posh Cookies in Houston!)

 And I put out the adorable boot coozies and mini sodas:

 And then the event began!
Me, PJ (Tricia) Hoover, Cory Putnam Oaks, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Jessica Lee Anderson
Cynthia Leitich Smith and a boot coozie!
Don Tate, Varian Johnson, Greg Leitich Smith
Lindsey Scheibe (who launched her RIPTIDE Sunday), Nikki Loftin, Salima Alikhan

Kari Anne Holt, Lindsey Scheibe, Shelli Cornielsen

Mari Mancusi wins at angel trivia

Houston blogger Kate Sowa

Greg Leitich Smith, Emily Kristen Anderson, Nikki Loftin


And then there was graffiti land! 
After which I drove the backroads home!
Narrator Jenna and her unlikely hero guardian angel brother with a few bad habits Casey were thrilled to go to Austin, but now they're back here in Houston. Comicapalooza this weekend! And then on 6/8 at  2PM, the Houston launch of THE SWEET DEAD LIFE at Blue Willow Bookshop!


PJ Hoover said...

Yay! I'm so happy you had the party here in Austin! And Star Trek FTW!

Cory Putman Oakes said...

Congratulations, Joy! So fun to celebrate with you!

Kristin Rae said...

Too much fun! Wish I could have been there! Congrats!