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So queen of excellence Holly Black and I have set ourselves up a tour throughout England, for my Untold and for Holly’s amazing, incredible, accept-no-substitutes The Coldest Girl In Coldtown. I am super excited–a tour through England hitting non-London places! New people and their shining faces! Holly is an amazebot. I hope to see you guys there! We start off at World Fantasy in Brighton, where we do a kaffeeklatsch together (as I understand it, Holly says wise things and I throw cronuts at people’s heads with pinpoint accuracy) and then we go on… to ADVENTURE!

Monday 4th November

Dark Mirrors: Gothic Fiction with Holly Black and Sarah Ress Brennan

Where: Foyles, Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EB

When: 6.30pm-7.30pm

Tickets: Free, but booking is essential. To book tickets, email events@foyles.co.uk or call 020 7437 5660

More info: http://www.foyles.co.uk/Dark-Mirrors

Tonight we journey to dark places with two of the biggest names in teen fantasy. The walled cities known as Coldtowns are the hellish creation of Holly Black, author of The Spiderwick Chronicles and now The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. Within them, quarantined monsters mingle with humans in a neverending, decadently bloody party, which, in an all-too-recognisable twist, is shown on TV 24 hours a day.

Kami Glass’s hometown of Sorry-in-the-Vale, the setting for the new novel by Sarah Rees Brennan, Untold, plays host to an uneasy blend of natural and supernatural. Conflict threatens to bubble over at every turn between the non-magical townspeople and the sorcerers who yearn to rule over them – and seventeen-year-old Kami faces her own internal conflict, as the sorcerer she’s been bound to for her entire life is torn from her.
Join us to find out for yourself how these two inspirational authors create their magical worlds, unforgettable characters and breathtaking stories, and hear their tips for creating a gothic novel of your own.

(Foyles is amazing, so I am excite!)

Tuesday 5th November

An evening with Queens of Gothic fiction, Holly Black and Sarah Rees Brennan

Where: Waterstones 93-97 Albion Street, Leeds LS1 5AP

When: 6.30pm-7.30pm

Tickets: £4 / £3 for Waterstones Cardholders, available in-store or by calling 0113 2444 588

Join us at this Bonfire Night special with bestselling YA authors Sarah Rees Brennan & Holly Black, who will be discussing their new books, work, inspirations and top tips on becoming a writer! Sarah’s new novel ‘Untold’ and Holly’s new novel ‘The Coldest Girl in Coldtown’ will also be available on the night. The evening will include a talk, Q&A and signing session.

(I have never been in England on Bonfire Night before. I hope people will come talk to us and tell us where to go after! Take us to the bonfire, we’re the kind of girls who like that kind of thing! DO NOT PUT ME IN THE BONFIRE, even though I have two different coloured eyes and am clearly a witch. Likewise I have an eleventh toe, but I shall keep it in my purse for decency’s sake.)

Wednesday 6th November

Gothic Fiction with Holly Black and Sarah Rees Brennan

Where: Seven Stories Children’s Book Centre, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ

When: 6pm-7pm

Tickets: £3 per person (including admission to the centre). Call 0845 271 0777 ext 715 to book.

More info: http://www.sevenstories.org.uk/whats-on/events/117476/gothic-fiction-with-holly-black-and-sarah-rees-brennan
Join teen authors Holly Black and Sarah Rees-Brennan for a fun event talking about all things gothic fiction. Holly Black is the US author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books, including The Spiderwick Chronicles and her new book The Coldest Girl in Cold Town. Sarah Rees Brennan is the Irish author of Unspoken, Untold, and her bestselling Demon’s Lexicon trilogy. Come along to hear all about their books, writing and inspirations – and find out their top tips on how to write a book of your own.

(I went to Seven Stories and I was like, I have to come back and do an event here. What a lovely space, and the lovely people there were like ‘We know you… and we love Kelly Link!’ So they were clearly the best people.)

Thursday 7th November

Meet Teen Authors Holly Black and Sarah Rees Brennan
Where: Waterstone’s Liverpool One, 12 College Lane, Liverpool L1 3DL

When: 6pm-7pm

Tickets: Tickets are free, but booking is essential. Please call 0151 709 9820.

Join teen authors Holly Black (US author of The Coldest Girl in Cold Town and the bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles series) and Sarah Rees-Brennan (Unspoken, Untold, The Demon’s Lexicon) as they talk about their books, their inspirations and their writing – and discover their top tips for writing stories of your own. Tickets are free but spaces are limited – get yours soon.

(I am EXTREMELY excited about this one, as my mama is from Liverpool, and my grandpa worked on the Liverpool docks with Brian Jacques all his life–not specifically all his life with Brian Jacques, the dude was too busy writing awesome mice adventure novels–and my aunt and my cousins still live there. I have never done an event in Liverpool! LIVERPOOL, I EMBRACE YOU.)



( 27 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 10th, 2013 11:10 am (UTC)
Already booked a spot at the London event, so excited!!!
Oct. 10th, 2013 11:13 am (UTC)
Hooray! I promise to give spoilers if you want them. ;)
Oct. 10th, 2013 11:35 am (UTC)
HURRAH! I also welcome fake spoilers, mix it up and keep me guessing :D
Nov. 4th, 2013 09:28 pm (UTC)
Hi Sarah! It was a pleasure to see you and Holly Black this evening at Foyles! I don't have tumblr, so I'm just going to fangirl a little over here and maybe that'll work to encourage more people to come and meet you at book shops and shower you with love and gifts :-)

Loved loved loved your reading of the excerpt from LL3 - I was telling my husband about it over the phone, and was all, "So Sarah read this bit about this character who is buried alive, and who is maybe being sliced open for human sacrifice, and she emphasized his bare shoulder and also bare stomach and it was hot! Wait, I feel confused. Why do I find human sacrifice hot? I feel like my emotions have been manipulated. But it was so great!!!!"

Thank you also for a fantabulous copy of Defy the Dark!!!! I am so sorry for lowering the tone of the session with my question about who will Rusty kiss, when everyone else was asking intelligent questions like do you follow your planned plots, how to overcome writer's block etc. In my defense, I was the first person to ask a question and had no benchmark... Thanks for taking my question seriously anyway :-)

I had not read Holly Black, and found her super funny and genuine lady in person, so now I have another author to read :) And I met some really cool people in the audience! I find it difficult to find and meet book lovers who like to talk and talk and talk about the books they love, so I am overjoyed. We exchanged emails and all~

Finally, thanks also for signing my copies of the TDL2 and TDL3 (I have Unspoken and Untold too, but they are e-books and not so signable!). And for allowing me to tell you about my shipping Lusty and advice on writing YA. Really proud to be a fan of such a sassy and talented author :-)

Edited at 2013-11-05 09:52 am (UTC)
Oct. 10th, 2013 03:28 pm (UTC)
Hihi I emailed Foyles immediately to reserve a ticket for the London event! Meeting both you and Holly Black is like a dream come true and definitely not something I would eveeeer say NAY to! Love!
Oct. 10th, 2013 04:41 pm (UTC)
Holly is pretty dreamy. ;) I shall try to be not nightmarish! See you there!
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Oct. 10th, 2013 04:39 pm (UTC)
I hear there's a vintage dress shop! I mean... a cool thing. A rave. A vintage rave.
Oct. 10th, 2013 06:06 pm (UTC)
I was just sitting here poised on the very verge of posting "If I didn't live in California now I would so be coming to see you at Seven Stories" - and then I thought, "Oh, wait! That's the week after WFC! I will be in Newcastle! I can go!" - aaand then I thought, "Oh wait, we're in Durham that evening," so I can't. Damnitall.

Come to California?
Oct. 10th, 2013 11:50 pm (UTC)
I should love to, if California would ask me. ;)
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Oct. 10th, 2013 11:49 pm (UTC)
I will miss you too. You guys must party at Sirens without me!
Oct. 16th, 2013 04:51 am (UTC)
My daughter ordered one of those pretty looking drinks in your honor!
Oct. 11th, 2013 11:10 pm (UTC)
...I can get to Liverpool. Wow. Now I just need to see if I get to Liverpool after work. Or make it so!
Oct. 12th, 2013 09:54 pm (UTC)
Yaaay! you're coming to my home town (Leeds). Gunna have to make a note of this...though on the bonfire front, the one in the park at the end of my street kicks off at 7pm with the fire work display at 7:30, unless you can see it from town I imagine you'll miss it :(

That said get some Parkin <- a Yorkshire 'bonfire night time of year' thing :)
Oct. 15th, 2013 10:42 pm (UTC)
Hey! jiggery_pokery and I are both miraculously free on the evening of Wednesday 6th - and I never pass up a chance to visit Seven Stories (actually, your name came up last time I was there with a group of Year 7s and the staff were VERY enthusiastic about your previous visit!) so we will see you both then!

I'll phone SS and book the tickets Thursday - I actually need to phone them about something else anyway so that will remind me. When do y'all leave for Liverpool? If you want to grab dinner afterwards and catch up I know a place that does boozy milkshakes.... ;)

Edited at 2013-10-15 10:42 pm (UTC)
Oct. 17th, 2013 09:40 pm (UTC)
That sounds fab to me! I check with Miss Holly. ;)
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