Sunday, August 21, 2011

Braving the heat at BookPeople!

Yesterday, Cyn and I braved the 105-degree heat to head to BookPeople, where Jill Alexander was debuting her latest novel, PARADISE, a companion to the TLA Lone Star List book, THE SWEETHEART OF PROSPER COUNTY.  Both are set in small-town Texas away north and east of here (Jill lives in Tyler).

Jill provided ice-cold, refreshing Dr. Pepper (in glass bottles!) and thematic cookies; embarrassed her son; and introduced us to the book and characters via a game of "Paradise Bingo."  It was lots of fun and y'all should go pick up a signed copy or two.

While at BookPeople, we happened on a display of a giant-sized Origami Yoda:

Tom Angleberger will be presenting his new novel, DARTH PAPER STRIKES BACK, at 7 PM on Wednesday, August 24.  DARTH PAPER is a sequel to the terrific THE STRANGE CASE OF ORIGAMI YODA (And, in the category of "it's cooler on Tatooine," if things hold up, it will mark the 70th day of 100+ degree heat this year here in Austin, breaking a record that's stood since 1925.). 

So, anyway, BookPeople is having a contest and had folks take pictures of Origami Yoda around town.  The winner gets the first spot in the signing line.  Check out (and vote for) the finalists here.

Personally, I like the one with the dinosaur.  But I bet you knew that already...

P.S.  The day we tie the record is the release date of the sizzling graphic novel, TANTALIZE: KIEREN'S STORY.

Purchase multiple copies, you must...

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