Monday, June 29, 2009

Party on Garth! Party on Wayne!

It's a Partyyy!




This awesome party trailer was made by Tirzah from http://www.thecompulsivereader.blogspot.com/

The following information was taken from Stephanie's blog, because it's much easier to copy and paste than try and explain this myself. It sounds like oodles (yes, oodles) of fun doesn't it? Be sure to stop on by and you can PRE-ORDER Ballads right this very second and you know you want too. Yep yep, you sure do! And if you look at Amazon, you can get this book for a little under 10 bucks! WOW, you have to do it!



Pre-Order NOW: http://www.amazon.com/Ballads-Suburbia-Stephanie-Kuehnert/dp/1439102821

Here are the details of the invite:

I'm throwing a cyber launch party for Ballads of Suburbia. It's gonna start on July 13th (my 30th birthday) and run for approximately a month. My guests are all fabulous writers and one very kick-ass musician.

Here's the Guest List:

Amanda Ashby
Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Vanessa Barneveld
Kay Cassidy
Cecil Castellucci
Simone Elkeles
Drew Ferguson
Liza Graves of the band Civet
Sara Hantz
Jessica Hopper
Danielle Joseph
Polly Jirkovsky
Tara Kelly
Daniel Kraus
Melissa Marr
Erica Orloff
Kelly Parra
Jeri Smith-Ready
Wendy Toliver
Melissa Walker
Alexa Young

What they'll be doing:

As you may have gathered from the Ballads of Suburbia book description, my characters in the book write their "ballads" in a notebook. The ballads are like confessions of the moments that changed their lives, often very secret, very heartbreaking. My guests won't be so heartbreaking I'm sure. They will be sharing a lot of interesting, personal stories, sometimes hilarious, often music themed. It's gonna be good stuff.

Prizes:

Many of my guests will also be giving away prizes, maybe signed copies of their books, maybe other fun stuff. At the end of the whole party, MTV Books has agreed to give out a grand prize basket of books to one lucky winner. So basically, I have a party, but you guys get all of the presents. That works out pretty nicely, huh?

And of course I'll be sharing some ballads of my own and giving away copies of Ballads of Suburbia.



**Also, if you look in my left hand sidebar you can find an interview with Social Distortion's Mike Ness that Stephanie did for the site in honor of her last book, I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone. Leave a comment over there if you read and you should!**



Summary of Ballads of Suburbia for those of you who don't know:



Kara hasn't been back to Oak Park since the end of junior year, when a heroin overdose nearly killed her and sirens heralded her exit. Four years later, she returns to face the music. Her life changed forever back in high school: her family disintegrated, she ran around with a whole new crowd of friends, she partied a little too hard, and she fell in love with gorgeous bad-boy Adrian, who left her to die that day in Scoville Park....


Amid the music, the booze, the drugs, and the drama, her friends filled a notebook with heartbreakingly honest confessions of the moments that defined and shattered their young lives. Now, finally, Kara is ready to write her own.

5 comments:

Kate said...

This sounds like fun :)

Kristen said...

Sounds like good fun - I'll be tuning in!

celi.a said...

Great idea! Can't wait for the 'party' to start!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Yay, I'm glad you all think it sounds fun. Definitely show up to party and buy the book!!! :)

Stephanie Kuehnert said...

Thanks for letting everyone know about the party, Lauren!