Authors shared "juicy tidbits" about their books to local press and children's book mavens (Janet even showed off my claw!), and I came home with two free books! Yippee! And they happened to be two I'm dying to read - advance reader copies of Faeries of Dreamdark...and...drumroll...Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher! Exciting. All I had to do was answer a children's book trivia question (what was the name of Stanley Yelnats' camp?). Piece o' cupcake.
So right now, as my novel ideas simmer and I sip hot chocolate, I'm digging into my two new books. So far, fantastic!