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Thirteen Events . . . Seventeen YA Authors . . .the Compelling Reads Tour is going to take the South by storm with Q&As, signings, and door prizes at every stop! Martina Boone is joined by some amazing authors as she launches her debut novel Compulsion.

What the authors are saying about the tour

“My favorite thing about the YA book world is that it’s super collaborative and positive, and that makes it fun for both fans and authors. This tour is really just an opportunity for some of us who’ve written books to get together and fangirl over books we love with a bunch of readers–and maybe even some future writers. What could possibly be better than that?” ~ Martina Boone, author of Compulsion

“After I co-organized a group tour that lasted for 3 years (Smart Chicks Kick It; 2010-2012), it is absolutely awesome to be on the other side of the process as an invitee. Joining the Compelling Reads tour for a couple stops lets me meet new authors, discover new reads, AND meet readers. It’s a lot of the same reasons I organized group tours, but without as much panic and cat herding! Being on the tour is a total win in my book.” ~ Melissa Marr, NYT and Internationally bestselling author of Made for You and the Wicked Lovely series

“There’s 17 reasons I’m super excited about the Compelling Reads Tour: We have the biggest variety of fantastic Young Adult authors coming together to perform engaging, interactive presentations in 13 cities – and a story for every passionate reader from teens to adults. If you love twisty paranormals, chilling thrillers, spine-tingling magic, sci-fi romance, southern gothic,, or epic historicals, The Compelling Reads gals have got just the book for you!” ~ Kimberley Griffiths Little, author of Forbidden

“I’ll be on the Compelling Reads tour during my actual release week for A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU – complete with launch party on November 3! So I’m excited for that, and to spend this tour with the other YASI ladies I’ve gotten to know so well this year and some of my other favorite authors, plus all the readers I can’t wait to see!” ~ Claudia Gray, NYT bestselling author of A Thousand Pieces of You and the Evernight and Spellcaster series

“I don’t think a tour of this magnitude, with such a variety of authors from different cities and different publishers, would happen in any other field. There’s something about the YA community that rallies around each other; we’re supportive, rather than competitive. Collaborative, rather than exclusionary. And there’s nothing better than to join forces to go out and meet readers!” ~ Megan Shepherd, author of The Madman’s Daughter series

“From horror to paranormal, thriller to historical, and sci-fi to southern gothic, the Compelling Reads tour has something for everyone. And I am so excited to be a part of it!” ~ S. E. Green, author of Killer Instinct

“The best thing about publishing in YA is the community. We’re a friendly bunch–and it shows when we do group events! Group events with YA authors are always fun, always energetic, and full of laughter! Group tours like this are the best for both authors and readers–it’s like a party in celebration of books at every event!” ~ Beth Revis, New York Times bestselling author of The Body Electric and the Across the Universe trilogy

“Book events such as the Compelling Reads Tour are truly the cherry on top of my writing career. Interacting with readers and fellow authors recharges my batteries and inspires me to write more. This is what it’s all about!” ~ Wendy Higgins, NYT bestselling author of the Sweet Evil trilogy

Compelling Reads tour dates

10/25/14: Fairfax, VA — SOUTHERN KISSES AND SPANISH MOSS
1:00 PM, Barnes and Noble, Fair Lakes Promenade
12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive
Fairfax, VA 22033
703-278-0300

Come talk murder, southern culture, setting as character, and sultry, swoony kisses with authors Melissa Marr and Martina Boone. We’ll provide plenty of door prizes, southern style sweet tea, and whoopie pies to whet your appetite, so y’all come on down!

Martina Boone (Compulsion — Simon Pulse)
Melissa Marr (NYT and Internationally bestselling author of Made for You and the Wicked Lovely series — Harpercollins)

10/26/14: Arlington, VA — WRITE WITH US! LIVE FANFIC AND BLOCKBUSTER FICTION
4:00 PM, Arlington Public Library Central w/ One More Page Books
1015 N Quincy St, Arlington VA 22201
703-228-5947

Love reading? Ever wonder, “How did the author come up with THAT!?”
Come talk about your favorite best-selling YA novels and build a story with the authors of four hot young adult trilogies in an interactive audience-participation event. Work as a group to create a story in the same way that the authors of blockbuster novels create theirs. Using examples from familiar audience favorites like Divergent, The Hunger Games, and Harry Potter, the authors will guide readers and aspiring writers through a fun, often hilarious, and educational event.

Martina Boone (Compulsion — Simon Pulse)
Kimberley Griffiths Little (Forbidden — Harpercollins)
Wendy Higgins (USA & New York Times bestselling Sweet Evil series — Harper Teen)
Jessica Spotswood (The Cahill Witch Chronicles series — Putnam)

10/27/14: Arlington, VA — BOOK DATING GAME SHOW & COMPULSION LAUNCH
7:00 PM One More Page Books
2200 N. Westmoreland St., Arlington, VA 22213
(703) 300-9746

Join us for a quirky, entertaining, and unexpected introduction to the authors and the books — dating style! Our intrepid booklorette will try to find her perfect bookmatch as she puts the authors through their paces with questions patterned after the popular and campy 1960’s Dating Game. Throw in a wine tasting, southern sweet tea, and southern-style cupcakes in honor of the Compulsion launch, and it’s sure to be a fantastic party!

Martina Boone (Compulsion — Simon Pulse)
Kimberley Griffiths Little (Forbidden — Harpercollins)
Wendy Higgins (USA & New York Times bestselling Sweet Evil series — Harper Teen)
Leah Cypess (Mistwood, Nightspell & Deathsworn — Greenwillow)
Melissa Marr (NYT and Internationally bestselling author of Made for You and the Wicked Lovely series — Harpercollins)

10/28: Bethesda, MD — ASK THE AUTHORS ANYTHING!
7:00 PM, Bethesda Library w/ Politics & Prose
7400 Arlington Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814
202-364-1919

Here’s your chance! Want to talk about the books? About what’s next for your favorite characters? About writing? About breaking into publishing? Well, come on down! The four authors on this panel have a wide spectrum of different writing experiences and paths that have all led to big buzz books. We’ll dish, have some fun, and definitely spill some secrets!

Martina Boone (Compulsion — Simon Pulse)
Kimberley Griffiths Little (Forbidden — Harpercollins)
Wendy Higgins (USA & New York Times bestselling Sweet Evil series — Harper Teen)
Jessica Spotswood (The Cahill Witch Chronicles series — Putnam)

10/29: Charlottesville, VA — BOOK DATING GAME: A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
6:00 PM, Barnes & Noble
1035 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 984-6598

Join us for a dating-style quirky, entertaining, and unexpected introduction to the authors and the books! Our intrepid booklorette will try to find her perfect bookmatch as she puts the authors through their paces with questions patterned after the popular and campy 1960’s Dating Game.

Martina Boone (Compulsion — Simon Pulse)
Kimberley Griffiths Little (Forbidden — Harpercollins)
Kristen-Paige Madonia (Fingerprints of You — Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
Joy N. Hensley (Rites of Passage — Harper Teen)
Jodi Meadows (The Incarnate trilogy & The Orphan Queen — Katharine Tegan Books)
Diana Peterfreund (Nine novels for adults and teens, including For Darkness Shows the Stars and Across a Star Swept Sea — Balzer & Bray)

10/30, Richmond, VA — WRITE WITH US! LIVE FANFIC AND BLOCKBUSTER FICTION
6:30 PM, Fountain Bookstore
1312 E. Cary St., Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 788-1594

Love reading? Considered becoming a writer?
Come talk about your favorite best-selling YA novels and build a story with the authors of five hot young adult novels in an interactive audience-participation event. Work as a group to create a story in the same way that the authors of blockbuster novels create theirs. Using examples from familiar audience favorites like Divergent, The Hunger Games, and Harry Potter, the authors will guide readers and aspiring writers through a fun, often hilarious, and educational event.

Martina Boone (Compulsion — Simon Pulse)
Kimberley Griffiths Little (Forbidden — Harpercollins)
Kristen-Paige Madonia (Fingerprints of You — Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
Gigi Amateau (Seven books for MG & YA, including Come August, Come Freedom — Candlewick Press)
Diana Peterfreund (Nine novels for adults and teens, including For Darkness Shows the Stars and Across a Star Swept Sea — Balzer & Bray)

11/1/14: Raleigh, NC – ADD A SENTENCE GAME AND LIVING FICTION
3:00 PM, Quail Ridge Books
3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 828-1588

Have you closed the pages on a favorite novel or watched a blockbuster movie like Divergent or The Hunger Games and wondered, “How did the author come up with THAT!?” Well, we’ve got the secrets, and we’ll offer up a show and tell as we help guide the audience through an interactive session that builds a story a sentence at a time to develop character, setting, mood, theme, and a plot with unexpected — and often shocking or hysterical — twists.

Martina Boone (Compulsion — Simon Pulse)
Kimberley Griffiths Little (Forbidden — Harpercollins)
Claudia Gray (A Thousand Pieces of You and NYT bestselling Evernight and Spellcaster series — Harpercollins)
S.E. Green (Killer Instinct — Simon Pulse)
Meagan Spooner (The Skylark Trilogy, Carolrhoda, and the Starbound trilogy — Disney/Hyperion)
Beth Revis (The Body Electric; and the New York Times bestselling Across the Universe trilogy — Razorbill)
Megan Shepherd (The Madman’s Daughter series — Balzer & Bray)

11/2/14: Chapel Hill, NC – WRITE WITH US!
2:00 PM, Flyleaf Books
752 MLK Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 942.7936

Love reading? Considered becoming a writer?
Come talk about your favorite best-selling YA novels and build a story with seven authors of big buzz young adult trilogies in an interactive audience-participation event. Work as a group to create a story in the same way that the authors of blockbuster novels create theirs. Using examples from familiar audience favorites like Divergent, The Hunger Games, and Harry Potter, the authors will guide readers and aspiring writers through a fun, often hilarious, and educational event.

Martina Boone (Compulsion — Simon Pulse)
Kimberley Griffiths Little (Forbidden — Harpercollins)
Claudia Gray (A Thousand Pieces of You and NYT bestselling Evernight and Spellcaster series — Harpercollins)
S.E. Green (Killer Instinct — Simon Pulse)
Meagan Spooner (The Skylark Trilogy, Carolrhoda, and the Starbound trilogy — Disney/Hyperion)
Beth Revis (The Body Electric; and the New York Times bestselling Across the Universe trilogy — Razorbill)
Megan Shepherd (The Madman’s Daughter series — Balzer & Bray)

11/3/14: Asheville, NC – BOOK DATING GAME: A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
7:00 PM, Malaprops Bookstore
55 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 254-6734

Join us for a quirky, entertaining, and unexpected introduction to the authors and the books — dating style! Our intrepid booklorette will try to find her perfect bookmatch as she puts the authors through their paces with questions patterned after the popular and campy 1960’s Dating Game. Throw in a wine tasting, southern sweet tea, and southern-style cupcakes in honor of the Compulsion launch, and it’s sure to be a fantastic party!

Martina Boone (Compulsion — Simon Pulse)
Kimberley Griffiths Little (Forbidden — Harpercollins)
Claudia Gray (A Thousand Pieces of You and NYT bestselling Evernight and Spellcaster series — Harpercollins)
S.E. Green (Killer Instinct — Simon Pulse)
Meagan Spooner (The Skylark Trilogy, Carolrhoda, and the Starbound trilogy — Disney/Hyperion)
Beth Revis (The Body Electric; and the New York Times bestselling Across the Universe trilogy — Razorbill)
Megan Shepherd (The Madman’s Daughter series — Balzer & Bray)

11/4/14: Charlotte, NC — FLASH FICTION EVENT and DOUBLE Book Launch Celebration!!!
4:30 PM, ImaginOn Library (with Park Road Books)
300 East Seventh St., Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 525-9239

Have you closed the pages on a favorite novel or watched a blockbuster movie like Divergent or The Hunger Games and wondered, “How did the author come up with THAT!?” Well, these seven authors of hot young adult trilogies have the secrets, and they’ll offer up a show and tell as they help guide the audience through an interactive session that builds a story a sentence at a time to develop character, setting, mood, theme, and a plot with unexpected — and often shocking or hysterical — twists. Plus, because it’s the official launch night for both Forbidden and A Thousand Pieces of You, so there will be belly-dancing lessons, fun games, and delicious treats. Come and party with us!

Martina Boone (Compulsion — Simon Pulse)
Kimberley Griffiths Little (Forbidden — Harpercollins)
Claudia Gray (A Thousand Pieces of You and NYT bestselling Evernight and Spellcaster series — Harpercollins)
S.E. Green (Killer Instinct — Simon Pulse)
Meagan Spooner (The Skylark Trilogy, Carolrhoda, and the Starbound trilogy — Disney/Hyperion)
Beth Revis (The Body Electric; and the New York Times bestselling Across the Universe trilogy — Razorbill)
Megan Shepherd (The Madman’s Daughter series — Balzer & Bray)

11/5/14: Greenville, SC — WRITE WITH US! LIVE FANFIC AND BLOCKBUSTER FICTION
5:00 PM, Fiction Addiction
1175 Woods Crossing Rd #5
Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 675-0540

Love reading? Considered becoming a writer?
Ever wonder, “How did the author come up with THAT!?” Come talk about your favorite best-selling YA novels and build a story with six YA authors in an interactive audience-participation event. Work as a group to create a story in the same way that the authors of blockbuster novels create theirs. Using examples from familiar audience favorites like Divergent, The Hunger Games, and Harry Potter, the authors will guide readers and aspiring writers through a fun, often hilarious, and educational event.

Martina Boone (Compulsion — Simon Pulse)
Kimberley Griffiths Little (Forbidden — Harpercollins)
Claudia Gray (A Thousand Pieces of You and NYT bestselling Evernight and Spellcaster series — Harpercollins)
S.E. Green (Killer Instinct — Simon Pulse)
Meagan Spooner (The Skylark Trilogy, Carolrhoda, and the Starbound trilogy — Disney/Hyperion)
Beth Revis (The Body Electric; and the New York Times bestselling Across the Universe trilogy — Razorbill)

11/6/14: Columbia, SC — BOOK DATING GAME: A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
5:00 PM, Books-a-million, Village-at-Sandhill
164 Forum Drive, Columbia, SC 29229
(803) 788-4349

Join us for a quirky, entertaining, and unexpected introduction to five authors and their big buzz books — dating style! Our intrepid booklorette will try to find her perfect bookmatch as she puts the authors through their paces with questions patterned after the popular and campy 1960’s Dating Game.

Martina Boone (Compulsion — Simon Pulse)
Kimberley Griffiths Little (Forbidden — Harpercollins)
Claudia Gray (A Thousand Pieces of You and NYT bestselling Evernight and Spellcaster series — Harpercollins)
S.E. Green (Killer Instinct — Simon Pulse)
Tracy Clark (Scintillate — Entangled Teen)

11/9/14: Charleston, SC — BOOK DATING GAME AND COMPULSION LAUNCH EVENT
2:30 PM, Charleston Public Library
68 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 805-6930

Got your YALLFEST on? Want even MORE fun and games? Join some of the “insiders” behind YASeriesInsiders.com for a quirky, entertaining, and unexpected introduction to their big buzz books — dating style! Our intrepid booklorette will try to find her perfect bookmatch as she puts the authors through their paces with questions patterned after the popular and campy 1960’s Dating Game. We’ll also celebrate the launch of Compulsion — which is about the Charleston area — with whoopie pies, sweet tea, door prizes, and a drawing for a $150 gift card to feed your book addiction..

Martina Boone (Compulsion — Simon Pulse)
Kimberley Griffiths Little (Forbidden — Harpercollins)
S.E. Green (Killer Instinct — Simon Pulse)
Tracy Clark (Scintillate — Entangled Teen)

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