Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Highlights of the Paranormal Ball, and your chance to win an autographed book

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On to the post:

You know how you go to host a paranormal ball, and you think you look like this:

But really you look like this?

That happened a lot. 
I thought I looked like this all night:

But after seeing so many pictures tagged on Facebook, I realize I looked like this all night:

Despite the fact that I looked like a drunken, rotund angel whose wings couldn't have lifted her an inch off the ground, we had a great time. 

It was the first year they had Young Adult authors at the Vegas Valley Book Festival, and the fabulous Crystal Perkins was able to get an excellent roster of authors!

Who wants to take a crack at naming them all? I'll name a few: Daisy Whitney, Lisa Schroeder, Becca Fitzpatrick, Lindsey Leavitt, Heather Davis, Rachel Hawkins, Suzanne Young, James Dashner, Jay Asher, Bree Despain, Emily Wing Smith... and many many more. 

I would name them all, or at least provide links to their websites, but I'm under deadline and that would require a lot of extra typing. 

The day started with a paranormal panel of authors, moderated by about the funniest person I've ever met, Rachel Hawkins (Hex Hall, Demon Glass)
l-r: Rachel Hawkins, Veronica Wolff, Becca Fitzpatrick, Rachel Caine, Bree Despain, James Dashner, Sophie Jordan, Tera Lynn Childs
One interesting tidbit that came out of the panel was that at least two of the participants had applied to the CIA. Can you guess which ones? There's a signed book in it for you... More about that at the end of the post.

The Festival ended with the Paranormal Ball, where I was happy to report that nearly everyone (except James Dashner) dressed up. 

See if you can recognize your favorite authors:

Suzanne Young, Rachel Hawkins and Lisa Schroeder

Lindsey Leavitt, getting into the whole Zombie Princess facial expression

Bree Despain, Becca Fitzpatrick, Lindsey Leavitt, Emily Wing Smith
And here's the whole group:
I had a fabulous time, and I hope it becomes a yearly tradition. Who's with me? For a yearly pilgrimage to Vegas forthwith?

And can anyone guess which two authors applied to the CIA? I'll take guesses in the comments until 5 this afternoon (MST), when I'll reveal the answer. Whoever had the correct answer first will win an autographed copy of Rachel Hawkins' DEMON GLASS, the sequel to Hex Hall. 

I won't give anything away about the book except to say... the cat did it. 

Good luck!


  1. Tera Lynn Childs and James Dashner

    I'm glad you had a good time. And, I think you and your costume rocks! I'm sad I couldn't go. Maybe next year.

  2. Hm... James Dashner and Emily Wing Smith.

    It looks like you had a fun time! Love Lindsey's zombie princess look.

  3. Becca Fitzpatrick and Rachel Caine
    Looks like you had a great time!

  4. Lindsey Leavitt aaand... Bree Despain?
    Awesome pictures :)

  5. Lindsey Leavitt, Emily Wing Smith
    Glad you had a blast! :)

  6. Becca Fitzpatrick and Rachel Caine :D


  7. I will say... nobody has guessed the correct twosome yet.

  8. Rachel caine and James dashner?
    wish i could have been there!
    dookiepookiebear (at) yahoo .com

  9. James Dashner and Becca Fitzpatrick. :D

  10. James Dashner and Lindsey Leavitt

  11. Jay Asher and Rachel Caine

  12. Suzanne Young and.... Becca Fitzpatrick

  13. Becca Fitzpatrick and Sophie Jordan?

    The Festival looks like it was AWESOME! I love all the pics. :)

  14. Jay Asher & James Dashner

  15. Becca Fitzpatrick and James Dashner

    - Mallory

  16. My boys just walked in on me watching the book trailer. They REALLY want to know when this movie is coming out!

  17. I'm so sad that I've already been beaten to my answer (my computer at work blocked commenting on this post *sad face*)

    My answer would've been: Becca Fitzpatrick and James Dashner

    Thanks for the opportunity, Brodi!!

  18. Times up, friends! The answer is...


    the winner is ASH! Please email me your mailing address. brodiashton at gmail dot com

  19. Paranormal ball?! Looks like fun!
    I must say, you've ruined me for life. I was looking at Everneath on Amazon and when I saw your author photo, all I could see was the weird ear finger!!!! I would have never, ever noticed it except you pointed it out. haha!

  20. Lindsay Leavitt and James Dashner? *fingers crossed* edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom