Could This Be the South's First Ever YA Book Tour?

Sometimes you have to take matters into your own hands. YA authors Beth Revis (ACROSS THE UNIVERSE), Myra McEntire (HOURGLASS), and Victoria Schwab (THE NEAR WITCH) are the sort of women who make their hometowns proud - they don't wait for opportunities to promote their books, they CREATE the event. After feeling frustrated that most book tours are limited to big-name cities, the women have launched their own book tour "Asheville to Nashville." From August 3-8, 2011, the authors will stop in 8 Southern towns in NC, SC, and TN.

I, for one, am ecstatic. What better way to spend a Southern evening in the mountains? And the trio isn't limiting themselves to their own books. Stephanie Perkins, ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS will join the girls Aug. 4 at Malaprops in Asheville, NC. Other authors will include Alan Gratz, Michelle Hodkins, and Ruta Sepetys.

Here's one more reason to check out the tour - they are giving away signed copies of each featured book! That's right, SEVEN books YOU can win! To enter, go to AshtoNash or click on the link in the column to the right.

See you in Asheville!