19 January 2012

I met Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler!

The other night I had the amazing opportunity to meet Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler, authors of The Future of Us!  They visited a Barnes and Noble in Princeton as the first stop of their 9 day/9 city book tour across the United States.

Me, Carolyn, and Jay!!

Jay and Carolyn were great at presenting.  They have a wonderful vibe together, and made the audience laugh out loud a number of times during their presentation.  They talked about their own books and how they got in to writing YA literature, as well as how they ended up joining forces to create The Future of Us.  It was a really interesting story, complete with cryptic e-mails, late night phone calls, and donuts!  They also mentioned some of their favorite YA novels (besides their own, of course).  Both included Jerry Spinelli's Stargirl on their list.  (I haven't read it, but let me know what you think of it if you have!)  If you get a chance to meet Jay and Carolyn at one of the other stops on their tour, I highly recommend it!  You won't regret hearing from these two.

I haven't yet read The Future of Us (I know, I know...) but I did buy a copy last night to get autographed (along with my copy of Thirteen Reasons Why).  I will certainly be reading it soon, though.  I (somewhat) remember 1996, so I'm excited to see how it is portrayed in this novel.  If the book is even half as entertaining as Jay and Carolyn were when speaking, I'm sure The Future of Us will be a very enjoyable read!

Will you be at any of the stops on Jay and Carolyn's book tour, or have you seen them in the past?  What did you think of their presentation?


  1. I was going to go to the one in DC, but I had to work. Glad you enjoyed it !

    1. It was tons of fun! If they ever stop near you again, I hope you can make it! Thanks for visiting my blog :)

  2. Ooh you are lucky! I Love Jay's books! <3

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    1. His books are amazing, and it was awesome to be able to talk to him in person, too!


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