We have party music, snacks and drinks (from Café Shiraz, of course), quizzes, secrets, and prizes, prizes, prizes! Behind every link is a secret.... (Comment, tweet, and follow for chances to win! Details below.) And check out the amazing party crowd!
See how excited I am to party and give away swag??
First, we've got to create the mood...
What to wear?
When they go out, Miranda's mysterious new friend Delaney wants to wear a safety-pin dress Miranda's sister "painstakingly assembled like rock-star chain mail." What do you wear when you go out?
Take the official TMAS quiz to find out what your clothes say about you (and a little about each of the characters). Then come back and tell us who you are!
And if you haven't seen it already, see what the characters wear on tour - including a special appearance by Ariel:
Café Shiraz is now open for business!
On their first date, Kamran (also known as the superhot sci-fi guy), takes Miranda to his parents' Mediterranean restaurant, Café Shiraz - specialties include kebabs, pomegranate drinks, and his mom's famous stuffed figs!
- Persian Pomm-tini recipe (non-alcoholic)
- Mrs. Ziyal's famous Goat Cheese Stuffed Roasted Figs
- Easy, yummy hummus
- Khash's Kebabs
- For dessert...Baklava ('nuff said)
- Be sure to include "pomegranate-fireworks" kisses!
Party chatter: secrets, secrets, and more secrets!
It wouldn't be a TELL ME A SECRET party without spilling a few secrets...
In fact, awesome YA authors have been posting secrets in honor of TMAS all month at Little Willow's Bildungsroman! Stop by to see secrets from Ellen Hopkins, the readergirlz divas, Deb Caletti, Sara Zarr, Lauren Oliver, Courtney Scheinmel and more!
Are you a secret-spiller, like Essence, or do you hold them close to your chest, like Delaney? Do you have a secret that will rock your world, like Miranda? Comment below to tell us one of your secrets...which brings me to...
How to win a signed TELL ME A SECRET and swag!
We have lots of goodies to give away today, including a signed first edition of TELL ME A SECRET! Plus a really gorgeous necklace handmade for just this occasion by Georgia Cranston, a.k.a. Gypsy Wings. Look how pretty!
So there are several ways to get your name in the sorting hat*:
- Leave a comment - tell us a secret! (rated PG, since this is an all-ages party) +2
- Tweet and/or blog about the party, and include #tellmeasecret and @hollycupala! +2 each
- Tweet a secret! #tellmeasecret @hollycupala +2 each
- Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Blogger (points for each) +2 each
- Make the TELL ME A SECRET cover your profile pic for any of the above +3 each
- Even better: post a pic of yourself holding the book! +4
- Tell me in a comment below with links so I can calculate your points!
Teens Read Too Book Club, where we're talking about characters, stars, and six-word memoirs. Don't forget to leave a comment here and at the tour stop for more chances to *win TELL ME A SECRET and secret swag! (open to residents of US and Canada only except on designated tour dates.)
Tomorrow we'll be at The Blog Realm, plus a live chat at INKPOP, 2pm PST/5pm EST!