1 Aug 2012

Author Appreciation August Is Here

August is here, and it’s time to get excited! Why, you ask? Well, this August is all about your favorite authors. The sizzling, sweet, super Sarah from saz101 and I have been gleefully scheming, and it’s with much excitement we bring you Author Appreciation August!

What Is It?
Author Appreciation August (‘AAA’) is a month dedicated to showing authors we care and appreciate them. Without these amazing super-human beings dedicating their lives and careers—not to mention spare time—to their craft, we wouldn’t have all the books we treasure, obsess over, and fall in love with. Without them, there would be no Harry Potter, no Vampire Academy, and no Hunger Games. Quite simply: we’d live in a world without magic.

Throughout the month we’ll be speaking to your favorite authors about what writing means to them and what they appreciate, so you can appreciate them just a little bit more. Excited? There’s more! There are dozens of prizes to be won, so be sure to stop by, and remember: it’s all about sharing the love!

So…How Does This Work?
Author Appreciation August is about readers giving back, and showing a little appreciation. Throughout the month, we’ll be spotlighting some of our favourite writers, and we’d love you to join in.

If you’re a blogger, and you want to participate it’s simple: write a post talking about your favorite author and add it to the linky. Talk about what they mean to you: say thanks, share the love, or tell a story sharing how they’ve affected you.

If you’re not a blogger, don’t fret! Authors are EVERYWHERE, lurking. Send your favorite author a Tweet, a Facebook message, leave a thoughtful (on topic) comment on their blog, or let them know you love them (though following them to work, or lurking outside their bedroom window is NOT encouraged).
Attention Authors!
This event is all about YOU. We want to give a little something back to show we love and appreciate you, so we have something special planned for you: a giveaway just for authors. Stay tuned, and later in the month, we’ll be bringing you some very special giveaways—our way of saying thanks.
By participating in AAA, whether you’re commenting, promoting—but especially by showing you appreciate your favorite author—you’ll have the chance to win some truly fantastic prizes. Entry is easy! Simply use the Rafflecopter form below.
US/International Prizes:
Storm (OR Pre-Order of Spark) + Fearless eBook, Brigid Kemmerer
Hunting Lila OR Fated, by Sarah Alderson
‘Inside’ Omnibus, by Maria V. Snyder
(containing ‘Inside Out’ and ‘Outside In’)

UK Prizes:
3 copies of Graffiti Moon, by Cath Crowley
3 copies of DUFF, by Kody Keplinger

AU Prize Pack #1:
5 SETS of The Violet Eden Chapters, by Jessica Shirvington

AU Prize Pack #2:
Sarah Alderson pack, including:
Hunting Lila, Fated, and the brand-new Losing Lila!

AU/NZ Prizes:
10 copies of Slated, by Teri Terry
5 copies of STORM, by Brigid Kemmerer
2 copies of When You Were Mine, by Rebecca Serle
5 copies of Revived, by Cat Patrick (AU/NZ)

Event Schedule
We’ll update the schedule with direct links as the event progresses, but keep your eyes open—additional event stops may just be added to the schedule as the month progresses!

Wednesday 1st August:
Reading Wishes:
Introduction + GIVEAWAYS + Schedule
Appreciaton Posts Introduction

Introduction + GIVEAWAYS + Schedule
Appreciaton Posts Introduction

Friday 3rd August
Reading Wishes: Author Giveaway
saz101: Author Giveaway

Saturday 4th August
Reading Wishes: Jennifer Echols - 5 books I wish I’d written
saz101: Jill Hathaway, author of SLIDE - Top 5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Being Published

Monday 6th August
saz101: Interview with Marissa Meyer, author of CINDER!

Tuesday 7th August
Reading Wishes: Guest post from Jodi Meadows, author of INCARNATE:’The Sequel - Writing Book 2’

Wednesday 8th August
saz101: Interview with Jay Kristoff, author of STORMDANCER

Thursday 9th August
Reading Wishes: Jennifer E. Smith - Top 5 Books That Changed My World

Friday 10th August
Reading Wishes: Interview with Elizabeth Eulberg, author of TAKE A BOW
saz101: Teri Terry, author of SLATED - 5 Things Writing Has Taught Me

Monday 13th August
saz101: Rebecca Serle, author of WHEN YOU WERE MINE - 5 Lessons My Characters have Taught Me

Tuesday 14th August
Reading Wishes: Vlog from Leila Sales, author of PAST PERFECT

Wednesday 15th August
saz101: Interview with Jessica Shirvington, author of EMBRACE and ENTICE

Thursday 16th August
Reading Wishes: Interview with Miranda Kenneally, author of CATCHING JORDAN
saz101: Interview with Cat Patrick, author of FORGOTTEN and REVIVED

Friday 17th August
saz101: Elizabeth Norris, author of UNRAVELING - 5 Literary Quotes that Inspire Me

Saturday 18th August
Reading Wishes: Guest post by Katherine Longshore, author of GILT - 'A Day In The Life Of A Writer'

Monday 20th August
saz101: Interview with Lauren Oliver, author of DELIRIUM and BEFORE I FALL

Tuesday 21st August
Reading Wishes: Jessica Spotswood, author of BORN WICKED - Top 5 Authors Who Shaped Me Into The Writer I am Today

Wednesday 22nd August
saz101: Guest post from Brigid Kemmerer, author of STORM and SPARK: The Writer’s Schedule

Thursday 23rd August
Reading Wishes: Interview with Kirsty Eagar, author of NIGHT BEACH
saz101: Interview with Maria V. Snyder, author of TOUCH OF POWER and INSIDE OUT

Friday 24th August
Reading Wishes: Interview with Elizabeth Scott, author of MIRACLE and LIVING DEAD GIRL
saz101: Jennifer L. Armentrout, author of HALF-BLOOD and OBSIDIAN - 5 Things I Hate About Writing

Saturday 25th August
Reading Wishes: Huntley Fitzpatrick, author of MY LIFE NEXT DOOR

Monday 27th August
saz101: Interview with Gail Carriger, author of SOULLESS and ETIQUETTE & ESPIONAGE

Tuesday 28th August
Reading Wishes: Kody Keplinger - author of DUFF and A MIDSUMMER’S NIGHTMARE

Wednesday 29th August
saz101: Louisa Reid, author of BLACK HEART BLUE - 5 Things That inspire My Writing

Thursday 30th August
Reading Wishes: Cath Crowley, author of GRAFFITI MOON - 5 Lessons All Writers Must Learn

Friday 31st August
Reading Wishes: Event Wrap-Up
saz101: Event Wrap-Up


  1. BECCCAAAAAAAAAAAA! AAA sounds SOOO FREAKING AMAZINGG! I can't wait for all the awesome posts :) There are some that I'm ESPECIALLY excited to read about! Heheee

    1. THANK YOU, SHIRLEY! Were SO glad your excited! We hope enjoy everything we have planned - giveaways, interview's and lot's of other fun! Thanks for the sweet comment :)

  2. What? WHAT'S THIS YOU SAY? AUTHOR APPRECIATION AUGUST? IT SOUNDS FAMILIAR! Hehehe! Seriously, though, Becca! AMAZING idea (ALL YOURS) and I am so excited! Also: Shirley is one of my favorite commenters in the world. Her enthusiasm is ADDICTIVE!

    1. Heheheh! ♥ Aw, your too sweet. It may have been my idea but you have been SO amazing! Take some of the credit, you amazing-talented-crazy-techy-lady-who-I-appreciate-and-adore-muchly! ;D Shirley is indeed an amazing commenter!



    3. I KNOW, I KNOW! SOOOO EXCITING! *huggles* *jumps* throws conefetti* *sqeeeeeeeeee* :D

  3. BECCA BECCA BECCA BECCA BECCA BECCA!!! THE AWESOMENESS OF AUGUST IS JUST MIND-BLOWING. SERIOUSLY. This event is going to be BRILLIANT. You girls have SUCH an incredible line-up planned for us all! I CANNOT WAIT! Is it tomorrow yet? And Friday? And Saturday? And every other day this month?!


      Aw, thank you! *huggles* Sarah and I are SO excited and I'm so glad to hear you are, too! We hope you enjoy every minute and have fun participating! :D

  4. *jumps up and down* WEEEEEEE! I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it *dances*
    YESYESYES THIS MONTH IS GOING TO BRILLIANT! I can't believe you lovely ladies have organised all of this (well, I can, since you two are awesome) and I can't wait for all of it! Ohhh I want to see all the interviews and guest posts now! AHHH!

    Lovelove! <3

    1. *dances around with you* Were so excited, too! Aw, thank you!! <3 Hope you enjoy!

  5. awesome awesome giveaway! thanks!