Sunday, November 2, 2014

You’re Invited to #YAlaunch! 10 authors+100 books=Giant Book Party

I'm very excited about this particular post, partially because I'm inviting you to my launch party, but also because this is a new kind of launch party that I'm hoping could be a fun model for other authors! It's a mix between in-person and online, and is really more of an evening to promote reading, literacy, and great authors in general. 50% mini-conference, 50% book party! I'd love to see you there!

All book lovers are invited to attend the launch party for How We Fall by Kate Brauning and The Hit List by Nikki Urang on Monday, November 10th, from 6-9pm central time. It’s being broadcast live over video, so you’ll be able to see, hear, and interact with us. 10 YA and adult authors, including Nikki and myself, will be discussing everything from writing a series to movie adaptations. We’ll also be playing games with the audience, taking questions, and giving away 100 books, swag, and even t-shirts! It will be a fun and interactive evening for anyone who loves books and wants to spend some time with great authors.

What: #YAlaunch is a giant book party, with author  panel discussions, games, & book giveaways
Why: To celebrate the launch of two new YA novels, and to promote reading, literacy, and other great authors
When: Monday November 10, 6-9pm
Who: Anyone who enjoys books. The party is family-friendly.
Where: Online, live-streamed over video.  Click here for the link to the live-stream. To receive updates and to be entered for door prizes, please RSVP here at the Facebook event. Chat on Twitter about the party on the hashtag #YAlaunch.

Authors You’ll Hear Speaking:

Kate Brauning,  Entangled Publishing editor and YA author of How We Fall
Nikki Urang, YA author of The Hit List
Nicole Baart, New York Times bestselling author of The Beautiful Daughters (Atria 2015), Sleeping in Eden, & more
Blair Thornburgh, Quirk Books editor and author
Kiersi Burkhart, MG and YA author of the Second Chance Ranch series
Alex Yuschik, YA author multipublished in poetry/literary journals
Kelly Youngblood, faith writer and blogger
Delia Moran, YA author
Bethany Robison, YA author, Month9Books editor, and sports writer
Tosca Lee, New York Times bestselling author of The Legend of Sheba, the Books of Mortals series with Ted Dekker, and more).

We would love to see you at #YAlaunch! We want this to be as much a giant book party as a launch party, so come meet awesome authors, win amazing books, and see behind the scenes of writing and publishing. We’d love to celebrate with you!

Please do tell your friends, share this post, and invite others to come! The event is open to the public and we’d love your help supporting awesome authors, fantastic books, and the writing community.
See you soon!

Much love,

Kate Brauning and Nikki Urang

Click to tweet: Are you coming to #YAlaunch? It’s a giant book party!
Click to tweet: Attend @KateBrauning & @NikkiUrang’s live-streamed launch party! #YAlaunch 


  1. How exciting...and it's great you could all get together and do this as a group.

    1. Thank you, Stephanie! I'm so excited for it! :) We'd love to see you there!