Upcoming events: calling all fairies, celebrities, and readers

As you can see, I’m wearing wings, which means it’s Faerie Festival time again! Come mingle with fey folk. It’s like Halloween for adults.

I’ll be there Saturday, November 20th, doing a reading from one of my fairy godmother books at 3:30-4:00 and then signing books.

It’s at Estrella Mountain Regional Park
14805 West Vineyard Avenue
Goodyear, AZ 85338

On a completely unrelated note, I found this darling fairy purse for sale online at: http://www.buycostumes.com/Fairy-Pouch/21198/ProductDetail.aspx?REF=SCE-pricegrabber.

What do you think–should I buy it? I mean, it’s a want not a need, but it’s just so cute. And now that you’ve looked at the link, you want one too, don’t you? They also sell wings and fairy costumes if you happen to need a new fairy dress. (Although some of them look more like stripper fairies. Makes you wonder what Tinkerbell did in her spare time.)

You can check out more info on the festival at: http://www.westerngatesfaerierealms.com/PhoenixFaerieFestival.htm

If you are not of the fairy persuasion, I have a couple more events you might enjoy.

My Double Life Book Party at the Hamilton library (attached to Hamilton High)
3700 S Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ

Monday, Nov. 29 6:00 p.m.- Meet famous Teen Author Janette Rallison, Double Dutch demonstration, double snacks, and dress as your “celebrity double” for a chance to win a doubled prize! For ages of 12 Years and 18 Years old. (And their mothers, of course)

I’ll be reading from My Double Life, hopefully coming up with a few interesting things to say, and we’ll be taking some of those awesome pictures in front of the paparazzi.

And last but not least, On Tuesday, November 30th, I’ll be signing books at the Chandler Traditional Academy (Independence campus) Family Literacy Night 5:00-7:00
You can get a free My Fair Godmother poster if you come . . .and you know you really should get one since you talked yourself out of buying the fairy purse.

1405 W Lake Dr., Chandler, AZ 85248
located just west of the intersection of Lake Dr. and Alma School Rd., near Snedigar Park.

Hope to see you there!

Faerie Festival, in which I almost get wings


I promised I’d post pictures of myself from the Faerie Festival. Here is the outfit my amazing friend, Kristy, sewed for me. She is sort of like Martha Stewart but more impressive because she has seven children. One Halloween she sewed herself a Snow White costume and then sewed matching dwarfs outfits for all of her kids. I’d like to see Martha haul seven kids around the neighborhood without losing any. But I digress.

This is why the festival was so fun–cool authors to hang out with! This was one of the few author events I’ve been to where I was actually friends with all of the authors (and the booksellers) before I got there, so it felt like a party. Here I am with Aprilynne Pike, Janni Simner, James Owens, and Brandi from Changing Hands Bookstore.
And here I am doing a reading from My Fair Godmother. You can tell I’m an autumn fairy because I’m wearing brown and all the grass around me is mysteriously dead. This is why autumn fairies don’t get invited to many social events.

Faerie Festival

Next Saturday I’ll be at the Fairy Festival. (Or if you’re highbrow it’s: Faerie) You, like me, might not have even known that the faeries all got together once a year to have a festival, but they do. I’ll be there with other cool fairy/faerie authors: Aprilynne Pike (Wings) Janni Simner (Bones of Faerie) and James Owen (Here There Be Dragons)–all of whom I know and like! I’ll be wandering around at 10:00 buying Fairy stuff but I believe the Author stuff starts at 12:00. (If not, someone needs to come find me and pry me away from the Fairy artwork booths.)

One of my friends is even going to sew my fairy clothes. How nice is that? I need to put her in a book dedication or something. (And yes, I will take pictures.) Here’s the official info if you want to come:

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Saturday November 14th

Estrella Park in Goodyear

14805 West Vineyard Avenue (in the NAVY area)

10am-9:30pm (IMPORTANT NOTE: No Admittance or Re admittance onto the event grounds after 7pm)

Parking “Estrella Park Fees” $6 per car load

Event Tickets Only $10 ea ages 5 & Under FREE

No pets please

Lawn Chairs and Blankets Welcome

Creative Costumes Encouraged

No outside food or beverage

Come celebrate the folklore and fantasy, mystery and magic of the Faerie Realms with Food and Fun,