Last night was the Soho Teen Launch Party. Soho Teen is a new imprint from Soho Press, and it looks like it has some exciting new books coming out. I was invited via my YAcker buddy Nicole from Word for Teens (and I also got to meet her for the first time). The place was packed with people. A little overwhelming, but I still had a nice time. Highlight was seeing Libba Bray rock it with her band Tiger Beat (especially when she sang YA song, accompanied by David Levithan holding up placards with the lyrics on them). I had a hard time getting non-blurry pictures because of the lighting, and I may have been laughing… there are videos of this song on youtube if you want to hear it.
Hahaha…Holden Caulfield is too an asshole! I love that you got to go to this event, Janice! It’d be a ton of fun to see Tiger Beat live, particularly the YA song. Soho Teen does have some great looking titles coming out! Particularly like the look of What We Saw at Night.
He is kinda an asshole.. it’s been a long time since I read that book, so maybe I would say he isn’t now? *ponder*.
Yeah I like their lineup, although I think if they published a YA fantasy I would be ALL OVER IT. Also: I think if I was smarter, I would have taken a couple more of the sampler books.
Looks like you two had a blast. I’d be interested in seeing that sampler. 🙂
I’m working my way through it, but I’m happy to forward it along once I’m done!