Monday, August 29, 2011

August giveaway winners

Thanks to all who entered our three-book giveaway earlier this month! The winners are...

Paperback copy of Paranormalcy, signed by Kiersten White - Nakoya

ARC of Wolfsbane, signed by Andrea Cremer - Jade

Uncopyedited galley of Anna and the French Kiss, signed by Stephanie Perkins - Brenna

CONGRATULATIONS! (We've emailed you, too.)

And just a reminder, if you haven't listened to our interview with these three fabulous authors, there's no time like the present! Listen online or download the mp3 here, or grab it on iTunes. Stay tuned for our September episode, featuring an interview with Firelight author, Sophie Jordan!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

August Podcast: Gretchen McNeil

This month, we were thrilled to sit down in Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena and chat with Gretchen McNeil, author of Possess. Gretchen is hilarious and a total doll, and we had SO much fun interviewing her. We talked about character diversity, the importance of a setting, her life as a circus performer (yup, a circus performer!) and so much more.

Our book picks of the month this time around are kind of eclectic: Supernaturally by Kiersten White and The Penderwicks at Point Mouette, by Jeanne Birdsall.

We hope you enjoy our interview with Gretchen-- be sure to visit her at and find out more about Possess, which hits bookstore shelves on August 23!

Would you like to download this podcast? Click here for a mp3!

Hosting courtesy of Intro music by 46bliss. Our song of the month is Georgi Kay's Puzzles. Be sure to subscribe to Authors are ROCKSTARS! via iTunes.

Friday, August 12, 2011

We are now on iTunes!


We are officially on iTunes! Get your YA lit fix delivered directly to your iPod. You can check us out and subscribe at our iTunes podcast homepage. We are so excited and we hope you are too. Don't forget to sign up for our kick butt giveaway this month - autographed books from Kiersten White, Stephanie Perkins, and Andrea Cremer. The deadline is August 30th or when we hit 100 followers, whichever happens first. So hurry on over and sign up today.

We'll be posting another podcast soon with the fabulous Gretchen McNeil as well as our picks of the month, so stay tuned!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

August Road Trip Edition with Suzanne Young, Cindy Pon, Nova Ren Suma, and Holly Goldberg Sloan

This weekend, the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) was hosting their summer conference in Los Angeles. So many talented writers were in town! We were honored to get to sit down and chat with authors Cindy Pon (Silver Phoenix), Nova Ren Suma (Imaginary Girls), Suzanne Young (A Need So Beautiful), and Holly Goldberg Sloan (I'll Be There).

Left to right: Michelle, Suzanne, Cindy, Allison, Holly, Nova
Photo by Vania Stoyanova

All of these talented authors come from different backgrounds as writers and had such interesting stories to share with us. Come listen!

Want to download this podcast? Click this link for a mp3!

If you're in the LA area, don't forget to head over to Once Upon a Time in Montrose today. They are signing books there in... 45 minutes. Better start driving! Visit for details.

Hosting courtesy of Music at the top provided by 46bliss. We're currently working on moving the podcast over to iTunes, so you can subscribe there. Stay tuned for more details...

Friday, August 5, 2011

Win one of three awesome books!


We have three books to give away this time, since we recently interviewed three amazing authors: Kiersten White, Andrea Cremer, and Stephanie Perkins.The Supernaturally/Wolfsbane book release event in Oceanside was SO much fun, we want to bring a little of that fun to you!

We're offering the following:
  • A paperback copy of Paranormalcy, signed by Kiersten White

  • An ARC of Wolfsbane, signed by Andrea Cremer

  • An uncopyedited galley of Anna and the French Kiss, signed by Stephanie Perkins. PLEASE NOTE: this galley does not contain the last chapter of the book! It should not be used as your reading copy of Anna. Consider it a collector's item. Please only enter to win this galley if you have already read and loved Anna, or if you promise you will read the finished copy of the book.
We will give these fabulous books away separately, so there will be three lucky winners! Deadline to enter is August 28th or whenever we hit 100 followers...whatever happens first!

EDIT: This contest is now closed. A winner will be announced soon!
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