How authors party

One of the fun things about being an author is getting to hang out with other authors and cool book people. Last week eight Arizona authors put on an author appreciation open house–which sounds like we were appreciating ourselves, but really we were appreciating all of the many awesome teachers, librarians, and booksellers who do so much for reading. We lured them to Lisa McMann’s house with promises of books and free food.

Here’s another cool thing about being an author. You can have a blow-up of Captain Underpants sitting on your table and nobody thinks it’s strange.

Here is a picture of James Owen and the chalk masterpiece he whipped up for the evening. Seriously, it only took him a few minutes to draw these dragons. Which seriously baffles my not-able-to-draw mind.

Many thanks to Janni Lee Simner, Amy Dominy, Aprilynne Pike, Lisa McMann, Bill Konigsberg, Tom Leveen, and James Owen for a great time!


  1. Cassandra Day
    January 10, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    this is awesome. when im published, i want to hold one of these w/ other authors. i like AZ. it’s a nice place. maybe when im published, i’ll drop in to the state. check out my blog! not many people have commented *sad face* but ur a fellow author!

    i think e met before at my school.

  2. Susan
    January 16, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Any chance Arizona book bloggers might someday get invites to one of these awesome book parties? There are a few of us in the valley – we’d love to get in on all the fun 🙂

  3. virginia bed and breakfast
    January 18, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    It looks very good environment for party and I hope you must have enjoyed it. Teachers, librarians, and booksellers are real agent of change in society as they are linked with the books. Do you have books on travel or travel attractions of Luray, Virginia?

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