Friday, December 05, 2008


Today's Freebie Friday celebrates a couple of my favorite authors - Melissa Walker and Mari Mancusi. This week, Melissa and Mari celebrated the release of their latest books (VIOLET IN PRIVATE for Melissa and GAMER GIRL for Mari) at a party in New York where the guests played board games and sampled gourmet chocolate. My kind of party!

As Mari said, “It was the perfect way to celebrate both our books and young adult fiction in general. Elegant, with a hint of whimsy.”

Sounds like so much fun! I wish I could have been there! But check out who was: Vogue, Teen Vogue, ELLE, InStyle, Daily Candy, AOL, Parents TV and CNN. AND their guest list included Scott Westerfeld, Justine Larbalestier, Maureen Johnson, Bennett Madison, Deborah Gregory, Diana Peterfreund, Michael Northrop, Liz Maverick and Anisha Lakhani. (That's Scott Westerfield and Diana Peterfreund in the photo with Mari and Melissa.)

In celebration of their successful book party, two prizes are up for grabs for this week's Freebie Friday - one copy of Melissa's VIOLET IN PRIVATE and one super cool Japanese edition of Mari's BOYS THAT BITE. (Yes, that means two winners!)

To be entered to win, leave a message below telling me who you would want on your guest list for the ultimate party. This contest will remain open until Tuesday.

MEANWHILE, jump on over to A.S. King's blog for a chance to win the one and only ARC of DUST OF 100 DOGS - guaranteed to be one of next year's huge sellers!