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Authorpalooza Winter 2013 Event Photos and Swag Giveaway

05 Mar, 2013 by in Heather Gardner Photography, sheralyn pratt, tyler whitesides 7 comments


Every year Barnes and Noble bookstores put on these amazing events with multiple authors we fondly call Authorpalooza. This year there were two rows of writers smooshed into the Sandy, Utah store to sign.
Among those authors signing were: Sheralynn Pratt, Elana Johnson, Heather Ostler, Melissa Lemon, Mette Ivie Harrison, James Dashner, Carla Kelly, Tyler Whitesides, Jessica Day George, Jennifer A. Nielsen, Cindy C Bennett, Duane Keown, Paul Rimmasch, L. Vaughn Curtis, A.E. Cannon, Michelle Snow, McKenzie Walker, Sherri Mills, Betsy Schow, Jeff Olsen, Howie Garber, David J. Ridges, Karla Turner, Michele Ashman Bell, Courtney King Walker, Heather Frost, Tres Hatch, Camron Wright, Lisa Rumsey Harris, Salvador Jimenez, Bobbie Pyron, Craig Farmer, Gale Sears, Ken Baker, Judy Byington
Sydney Cline, Kristyn Decker, B.K.Bostick, Christy Monson, Shannen Crane Camp, and Frank Cole.
Did I miss anyone?
There were so many people all in one place… not to mention bloggers Mindy from Min Reads and Reviews as well as Cathy from A Book A Day.
Heather managed to pick up some awesome swag with author signed bookmarks for our blog readers.
To enter to win: Comment below with which author you would like to meet or which title sounds most interesting of those pictured.
To see the author names click on over to Heather Gardner’s Photography page on facebook.  See the photos on black at her gallery on SmugMug.
If you were there this year, let us know! We love to meet new authors.

Barnes and Noble Authorpalooza Swag Giveaway

26 Oct, 2011 by in Uncategorized 34 comments

Saturday was the huge Authoropalooza event at Barnes and Noble which every year is one of my favorites. There are so many great writers all in one place! This year’s authors in attendance included:

G.G. Vandagriff-Foggy With a Chance of Murder
Jessica Day George– Tuesdays At The Castle
Frank L. Cole– Hashbrown Winters
Joy Spraycar– Quicksilver
April Touchette- Parole at Camp Somerset
Caleb Warnock-Forgotten Skills of Self-Sufficiency Used by the Mormon Pioneers
Connie Sokol– Faithful, Fiot and Fabulous
Mandi Slack-The Alias
Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen– The Hidden Kingdom
B.K. Bostick– Huber Hill and The Dead Man’s Treasure
Carla Kelly-Marian’s Christmas Wish
Tristi Pinkston– Hang ‘Em High
Jason Anderson
Kim Justesen- My Brother The Dog
Berin Stephens-Dragon War Relic
Wendy Paul-101 Gourmet Cake Bites
Nancy Miles– In Good Taste
Debbie Hulet-Independence Rock
Mary Muller- The Guardians of Innocence
Nichole Giles-Sharp Edge of A Knife
Russell Estlack- Shattered Lives Shattered Dreams
Taylor Hartley-Sinner’s Advocate
Marilyn Brown-Images of America: Provo
Paul Talbot-Wizard Magic
Cindy M Hogan-Watched
Jewel Adams-Words of Love
J. Kevin Morris-Strangely Normal
Valerie Mechling & Samuel Stubbs-The Tale of Telsharu
Jenni James– Pride and Popularity
Heather Justesen– Blank Slate
and Jennifer Laurens-Heavenly

Jennifer donated an awesome tote bag from her Heavenly Series as well as a huge of pile of swag including a music CD, postcards and bookmarks. Jessica Day George signed some bookplates for our readers and the other authors chipped in signed bookmarks.
To enter to win some Authorpalooza swag comment below. I’ll pick three winners. Giveaway is open internationally! Ends November 17, 2011. View all the photos from the event on Heather Gardner Photography’s Facebook page.

Utah Author Event- Authorpalooza 2010

20 Sep, 2010 by in utah authors 21 comments

Saturday was the huge Authorpalooza event at Barnes and Noble for over 40 Utah authors. What a blast…treats, book signings and readings. My kiddos thought it was Halloween with all the cupcakes, candy and freebies! Special thanks to Kristyn Crow and Sharlee Glenn for reading to them. Here’s a list of the authors we got to meet:

Jessica Day George Princess of Glass

Becky HallMorris and Buddy

Heather Justesen Rebound -Read our review of Rebound here

Sheralyn Pratt –Rhea Jensen Series -Read our interview with Sheralyn here

Dene LowPetronella Saves Nearly Everyone -YA Historical fiction

Kristen LandonThe Limit -YA Dystopian

Nancy J. MilesIn Good Taste -Family History Cookbook

Steve GashlerThe Bent Sword

GG VandagriffPieces of Paris -NEW Fiction

Rachael Renee AndersonLuck of the Draw

Frank L.Cole Hashbrown Winters – See our author spotlight here

Heather Horrocks How To Stuff a Wild Zucchini -See our book review here

Sydney Salter Swoon At Your Own Risk – YA Fiction…currently reading now!

Lisa MangumThe Hourglass Door- See our reviews for books one and two in her series

Marilyn Bunderson The Mark -see our review here and book based photo gallery here

Dragon Lance The New Adventures

Chef Shawn Bucher The First timer’s Cookbook

Sterling B. NixonThe Sea Kings of Rome
Berin Stephens –The Dragon War relic

Alan BellowsDamn Interesting

Terri Ferran Having Hope

Dan Wells Mr. Monster
Aubrey Mace -My Fairy Grandmother- see our book review here and author interview here

Ronda Gibb HinrichsenTrapped-see our book spotlight here and author interview here

Brandon Sanderson Wheel of Time

Alicia Buck Flecks of Gold- YA fiction, currently reading

Camille FunkCooking for One
Emily Wing SmithThe Way He Lived-Contemporary YA fiction- see our book review here
Jillayne Clements The Diet Rebel’s Cookbook & Deadly Treasure
John BrownServant of a Dark God
Kristen ChandlerWolves, Boys and Other Things that Might Kill Me- YA fiction- bought this book, review coming soon
Kristyn Crow Cool Daddy Rat-see our author interview here

Mettie Ivie HarrisonThe Princess and the Bear
Nathan Hale –Rapunzel’s Revengesee their launch party coverage here
Nichole Giles The Sharp Edge of a Knife-see our review here
Sharlee Glenn
Just What Mama Needs
Stephen GashlerThe Bent Sword
Wendy Paul101 Gourmet Cupcakes

We are giving away author signed bookmarks. To enter to win: simply comment below with the book or author which interests you most. Contest Ends October 20, 2010 and is open internationally.