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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Project Book Babe!

Faith Hochhalter, aka “The Book Babe,” is a beloved children’s book industry fixture.

When the publishing community heard that The Book Babe had been diagnosed with breast cancer, people raced to help! And you can too.

How? By joining Project Book Babe!

Bid on the collection of items for auction, which includes cool stuff like the right to name a character in a future Lisa McMann book, plus signed copies of Artemis Fowl and Brisingr and lots of other great novels.

And on April 4th, from 2-5pm in the Marcos de Niza High School Auditorium in Tempe, AZ, there will be music, comedy, and the following authors will be speaking on a panel:

Frank Beddor
-The Looking Glass Wars series

Chris Gall
-There’s Nothing to Do on Mars

P.J. Haarsma
-The Softwire series

Shannon Hale
-The Princess Academy

J.S. Lewis
-The Revenge of the Shadow King

Dean Lorey
-Nightmare Academy series

Stephenie Meyer
-Twilight saga

Brandon Mull
-Fablehaven series

James A. Owen
-Here, There Be Dragons

Janette Rallison
-Just One Wish

Laini Taylor
-Faeries of Dreamdark series

Not a bad list, right? Tell your friends! Spread the word! Buy tickets if you're nearby!

Proceeds from the auction and the event on April 4th will help support The Book Babe while she undergoes cancer treatment. Find more information here.


8 comments:

Steph Su said...

What?? I wish I were in Arizona. :( But this is a fantastic and kind idea. I may have to go check out this auction thing myself...

Little Willow said...

Thank you for posting this.

basma28 said...

i cant make it.. i wish i could

Meredith said...

I live like 13 miles away from where this is taking place. I just wish that I had the money to go. There are at least 4 authors on the panel that I would love to see!

~Meredith

katie said...

This is a really great idea. I wish I was in Arizona but sadly I am not. I will still spread the word, though!

Erika Lynn said...

wow this is a great cause. i wish I was in Arizona

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Here's to successful treatments! I was just there a year and a half ago. Best wishes!

holly cupala said...

What a wonderful event. Thanks for posting it and helping us to be aware.