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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

rgz NYC Host: Diva Melissa Walker reads at Books of Wonder!

I'm out of town for the remainder of the summer, but before I left, I had the chance to see our very own diva Melissa read from her latest release, SMALL TOWN SINNERS, at Books of Wonder!

Here's Melissa on the far right (does she make pregnancy look stylin', or what?), and to her left, Gayle Forman, Aprilynne Pike, and Sarah Porter.

After reading from their newest books, the authors answered questions about reading, writing, and inspiration.

Best tip for beating writers' block? Aprilynne's advice is "keep writing," so as not to lose momentum. Well, she definitely seems to be onto something!

Hope everyone's having a fun summer -- filled with great reads!


Melissa Walker said...

Thanks, Micol! I look naked, but for the record, it was just a strapless sundress!

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