Friday, February 3, 2012

Article 5 Book Launch

Last night, my writing buddies here in Orlando, Jess Souders, Larissa Hardesty, and Tara Gallina took a road trip to Tampa for Kristen Simmon's ARTICLE 5 book launch. What a great time!

The launch took place at Inkwood Books, an adorable indie bookstore. If you're ever in Tampa, I'd recommend checking out what they have to offer.

We ate yummy #5 cookies while we listened to Kristen share about her writing journey, which was touching and really an inspiration to us all. Tara even won swag!

Kristen then read us an excerpt of her book and already I'm anxious to start reading my new autographed copy.

Kristen's agent, Joanna was there for the occasion, having flown all the way from Chicago! It was such a touching moment to listen to Kristen share how her dreams have become a reality.

We also met book blogger, Sarah, from The Book Life too!

Here's the blurb on Kristen's book:

ARTICLE 5, the first installment of a dystopian trilogy for teens. Major cities have been abandoned, the Bill of Rights has been revoked and replaced with the Moral Statutes, there are no more police – instead, only soldiers. Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller is old enough to remember that life in the United States used to be different. Living with her rebellious single mother, it’s hard to forget that people weren’t always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. She has learned to keep a low profile, but then her mother is arrested for noncompliance with Article 5 of the Moral Statutes. And what’s worse, one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings…the only boy Ember has ever loved.


Andrea Mack said...

What fun, Christy. One day soon that could be you!

Kristen's book sounds intriguing. I'll have to look for it!

Angela Ackerman said...

I was lucky enough to snag an arc of this, and it was a great book. Looks like the launch was a ton of fun! Wishing Kristen much success and looking forward to book 2!

Happy Friday!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Larissa said...

Yay! It was SO MUCH FUN! I can't wait to read my copy, either. :)

Kate Fall said...

Sounds like a great night out. Also, ARTICLE #5 sounds like an awesome novel!

Karen Strong said...

ARTICLE 5 has a great premise. I'll have to put in on my TBR list. Yum, those cookies look good! LOL.

Nice to see some familiar faces. Looks like ya'll had a great time. I love supporting writer friends. :)

Buttercup said...

What a great evening. The book sounds terrific.

Janet Johnson said...

Sounds like a fun night! I love that you can get out with your critique group. Very cool.

Bish Denham said...

How wonderful that you joined up together to help your friend launch her book.

Sarah (The Book Life) said...

The launch was so much fun and it was great meeting you and the rest of the girls! I will definitely make the trip for Jess's launch of RENEGADE! I can't wait :0)

Christina Farley said...

It really was so much fun. And yes, it will be a blast to celebrate Jess' book RENEGADE this fall here in Orlando!