Monday, March 31, 2008

The Silver Compass has arrived ... Readings planned for Alberta/Chicago

In some ways it seems odd having an April Fool's Day release date for a book, doesn't it? Either way, the next 3-4 weeks will be busy as I put aside what I'm working on now to properly introduce everyone to novel #3 of my writing career.

If you live in Southern Alberta, please join us this Friday, April 4th at 7:00 pm at Redwood House (Wolf Willow Room) in Redwood Meadows, approx 15 mins west of Calgary. Last year, we had over 50 attend and most stayed until 11 pm to chat, ask questions, and talk about the publishing industry.















There's no fee to attend (coffee, beverages, snacks included). However, this year, we've added a Silent Auction with $850 worth of books donated by fellow authors as well as book bags from the Strand Book Store in New York. (All proceeds will be donated to the Banded Peak School Library.)












And if you live in the Chicago area, please come join us at Borders Books, 150 North State Street on Monday, April 7th at 12:30 noon for a reading/signing. I'd love to meet you!

Additional events are also planned for later this month. Please refer to sidebar on right.

26 comments:

ChristineEldin said...

Many many congratulations!!!!
Here's to huge sales!
:-)

Ramona said...

I'm green with envy!!
Oh, how I wish I could
attend that first reading.
Sounds like it'll be fun.

kyla-dale said...

I got my copy of
Silver Compass from Amazon
Saturday (YIPEEEEEE!) I'm already on page 73 and love love loving the story!!!!!

ORION said...

Congratulations! I wish I could be there!
Have a great time- Those strand bags look AWESOME (Holly and I got them when we were both in New York!)

Nadine said...

How exciting.
Three novels, Holly.
You're rocking along, aren't yah!?
Congrats! Congrats!!!!!

Lisa R said...

Congratulations Holly! Wow, number three! I'm really looking forward to reading it since I've really enjoyed your first two. Congrats again!

Heidi the Hick said...

I'm still trying to figure out if I'll have time to nip out of the city for a little book party before I go do that other party thing I have planned that evening...

Larramie said...

Congratulations, Holly. Debuts never get old, only better, correct? :)

Although my copy is due to be delivered on Wednesday, I just tracked its progress and The Silver Compass may be on my doorstep tomorrow!

Victoria said...

Y-e-sssss!
Silver Compass is now out.
I'm dying to read it. I'll be off to B&N tomorrow a.m.

Adam said...

Good luck with your new novel.
Congratchewlations!!!!!!!!

wordman17 said...

A nod to a great writer
all the way from Alaska.
Have a good time
promoting that book
of yours!

Melissa Marsh said...

Woo hoo, Holly! Congrats!!!

Andy Scontras said...

Absolutely wonderful Holly. Congrats and here's to big sales ...

Andy

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS HOLLY!
I can't wait to get my copy and read it and I so look forward to your book reading in St. Albert. It will be great to see you again!

Cindy W.

debra said...

congratulations to you! I'm about 45 minutes from Cleveland, and the 17th is the day after my birthday, so I'll try to get up to see you.

Tiffany said...

HELP! I'm into page 36 of this beautiful novel, when--low and beold--the next page reads #101! WHAT??? What happened to pages 36 through 100?? I'm frustrated beyond belief, for I'm definitely missing chapters two through seven; but I'm a bit horrified by the idea that this might not just be my copy.....has anyone else had this problem?? Is this a publishing Glitch and is Ms. Kennedy aware of this problem? HELP!

Travis Erwin said...

Congrats on the release. I'll look for Silver Compass next time I'm at the bookstore.

The Anti-Wife said...

Happy Release Day!

Carleen Brice said...

Happy Pub Day!

M. G. Tarquini said...

Congratulations, Holly! I'm off to order it now.

Anissa said...

I'm so behind the times!!! How did I miss this yesterday? Okay, off to the bookstore. Must meet my literary double. (ha!) :)

Seriously, congrats!

Trish Ryan said...

Congratulations...this is super exciting!!!
Here's to a spectacular launch!!!

Chumplet said...

Look at all those pretty, pretty books. I feel so good for you right now.

Holly Kennedy said...

Thanks for all your
kind comments everyone.

I hope you get a kick out of your literary counterpart, Anissa.

See you in St. Albert, Cindy.

Tiffany, I've replied to you already via email.
I hope you managed to get a replacement copy of the book. Looks like it was a glitch, which can happen, as the 100 copies I have + those my agent and editor have looked at are all fine.

Kim Stagliano said...

Holly, I'm really enjoying The Silver Compass. This is the first of your books I've read. Won't be the last. Enjoy the readings. Let me know if you get to NYC!

Patry Francis said...

Congrats on The Silver Compass! It looks gorgeous and undoubtedly reads even better!