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Perks
01-05-2013, 10:54 PM
Update: so the Book Fair is June 1st. Are there any YA authors in the Northern VA/DC area who would be interested in joining me for the event? Anyone, anywhere have a signed book to donate that would be used as raffle prizes for the fair?

My nephew is an avid reader and an aspiring Eagle Scout. For his project to earn the designation, we wants to host a book fair in Herndon, Virginia in the Spring June 1st.

He loves books more than even food I think, and he wants to get other young people excited. He asked for my advice in this planning stage and I said I would reach out to writers I know who may be interested in participating by pledging an in-person appearance (if you're in the area) or donating a copy of their book for the event.

I'll be doing both.

If you, or anyone you know, might be interested, PM me and I'll facilitate the plan.

Linda Adams
01-05-2013, 11:14 PM
He could try hitting some of the science fiction conventions in the area and mining the writers there. Marscon is in January, and Mysticon is in February. Depending on when in the spring, Ravencon also has a lot of writers. Also, the flyer table would be good for advertising.

Perks
01-05-2013, 11:45 PM
Oh, he would love that. He loves sci-fi.

Rhoda Nightingale
01-06-2013, 12:19 AM
Marscon is a great event--Tamora Pierce is their YA GoH this year. Also, their "toast master" is the leader/founder of my local writers' group--Michael Khandelwal. He's fabulous, and very nice.

ETA: Here (http://www.marscon.net/) is their website.

Perks
05-06-2013, 01:02 AM
Date's been set and we're on. OP has been edited for details. Would love to meet some fellow AWers as well as help out my nephew!

JournoWriter
05-06-2013, 07:07 AM
That sounds like an amazing Eagle project! Wish I'd thought of that back in the day. Good luck!

Mclesh
05-06-2013, 07:29 AM
Hi, Perks! I just saw this for the first time. I don't have a physical copy of my YA book, but I can donate an ecopy. If that won't work, I have some cool bookmarks I can send. PM me if you're interested.

LBlankenship
05-06-2013, 04:15 PM
How carved-in-stone is the YA requirement...? I'm on the MD side of the DC beltway and I could get to Herndon.

Perks
05-06-2013, 04:43 PM
No, YA is definitely not mandatory. Peter's target audience is youth to young adult, so if you think your book would appeal across some part of that spectrum, we would be thrilled to have your participation!

And bookmarks would be awesome, Mclesh! Thank you so much forthe offer. PM me if you want to send something and I'll get it to Peter.

Thank you, everyone!

Perks
05-19-2013, 09:20 PM
Last call (and plea) ---

If you have any books that would appeal to a teen base that you would be willing to donate a copy for raffle at the Book Fair, that would be awesome.

And if you're in the DC area and would like to be part of a Q&A panel for the young and the curious, PM me and we'll see what we can set up...

Richard White
05-19-2013, 09:47 PM
Perks, send me a PM. I'm in the Columbia, MD area. Probably can help and also could try to round up a couple of others.

Old Hack
05-20-2013, 12:08 AM
Perks, have you contacted any publishers or agents? Or contacted well-known non-AW authors to ask if they'd help out? It's worth trying.

Perks
05-20-2013, 04:37 PM
I've gotten a little through my publisher, but I haven't stretched further. Perhaps I should!