1) Do you like Vampire Academy? I do! The film rights were recently sold, and I just wanted to share that I think it's awesome that the film company people are so involved already. They have a facebook and twitter already set up and seem to be at least reading fan comments. Wouldn't it be cool if more companies adapting books did that?
2) Do you live in Pennsylvania? If so, I have a message from the awesome Harmony of Harmony Book Reviews for you:
PAYA: Bringing YA to PA is an organization started by blogger Harmony of Harmony Book Reviews. It's dedicated to raising money and collecting books for libraries across the state of Pennsylvania. Since its beginning in October of 2009, PAYA has raised over $1,000 and collected hundreds of books for libraries across the state of Pennsylvania.
PAYA's main fundraiser is an annual one-day festival. This year it will be held in West Chester, Pennsylvania on August 21st. It will feature over 15 authors, including Amy Brecount White, Stephanie Kuehnert, Jeri Smith-Ready, Josh Berk, Jon Skovron, Jennifer Hubbard, Shannon Delany, and more. The signing will run from 1pm-3pm. Books will be sold by Children's Book World from Haverford, PA. The festival will also feature two writing workshops, one aimed directly at teens and another at any aspiring writer. Fundraisers such as a basket raffle and used book sale will be held during the signing as well. More information about the festival can be found here (http://www.bringya2pa.com/
PAYA is currently accepting monetary and book donations, both of which will be used to support Pennsylvania libraries. Librarians interested in receiving funds or books from PAYA and authors interested in attending the festival should email bringya2pa[at]yahoo[dot]com.
PAYA website - bringya2pa.com
PAYA fanpage - http://www.facebook.com/?ref=
PAYA Facebook Group - http://www.facebook.com/?ref=
PAYA Event Page - http://www.facebook.com/?ref=
I think that if you live anywhere near West Chester, PA you should go to this event and then tell me how it is so I can be jealous of you. You should also go and document Chelsea of The Page Flipper being author-y by taking lots of photos.