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March 15th, 2011

The Official Enthralled Cover

We are so proud to share the official cover of ENTHRALLED, the first anthology that will include short stories by each of us. The anthology is edited by Melissa Marr & Kelley Armstrong, with short stories from lots of our favorite authors. The release date is September 20, 2011.

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Read more on Melissa Marr’s blog HERE.

Stories Include:

Giovanni’s Farewell by Claudia Gray
Scenic Route by Carrie Ryan
IV League by Margaret Stohl
Red Run by Kami Garcia
Things About Love by Jackson Pearce
Niederwald by Rachel Vincent
—  by Melissa Marr
Facing Facts by Kelley Armstrong
Let’s Get This Undead Show on the Road by Sarah Rees Brennan
Bridge by Jeri Smith-Ready
Skin Contact by Kimberly Derting
Leaving by Ally Condie
At the Late Night, Double Feature, Picture Show by Jessica Verday
Gargouille by Mary E. Pearson
The Third Kind by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Automatic by Rachel Caine


September 21st, 2010

Smart Chicks Tour at Kepler’s – Menlo Park, CA

The ladies from Kepler’s set up an amazing event at the Menlo Park Library.  The fans were so welcoming that you would’ve thought they had been handpicked.  Kelley, our Master of Ceremonies, hyped up the crowd with giveaways and our new feature (compliments of Sarah Rees Brennan) “Marry, Shag, Cliff.”  The readers had no trouble deciding who they would marry, shag (for everyone under sixteen that means kiss), and throw off a cliff from the series of their choice.  Melissa Marr stunned the crowd, as usual, by giving away an advanced copy of the final novel in the Wicked Lovely series, DARKEST MERCY.  Margie took over for Holly Black as our Lightning Round facilitator.  It was really amusing to watch her run up and down the aisles in her 3-inch booties.

All the Chicks were overwhelmed by the fans and fellow YA authors that came out to see us, and we miss Menlo Park already.

If you want to keep up with all of the antics from the Smart Chicks Tour, follow the hashtag #smartchicks on Twitter.  And you’ll see the taxidermy beaver wearing a princess crown that Kami desperately wanted to buy for her house, and a brand new approach to author’s signing (hint: it didn’t include paper or an actual book).

Stay tuned for the post from last night’s appearance at Vroman’s, in LA, and be sure to come out and see the Chicks tonight in San Diego!


The SoCal Girls: Melissa de la Cruz, Margie, Kami & Alyson Noel

(c. Kami Garcia)


The Ring Shot

(c. Kami Garcia)


Melissa de la Cruz


Kimberly Derting


Melissa Marr & Kelley Armstrong


Alyson Noel


The crowd


Smart Chicks Signing


Kami & Margie


A Reader’s Personal Version of Lena’s Necklace from BEAUTIFUL CREATURES

(c. Kami Garcia)


Kelley Armstrong signing Kepler’s Smart Chicks Poster


Melissa Marr Signing


Alyson Noel


Kimberly Derting


Kami & Margie, with Janica & Donna from Twilight Moms


Kimberly Derting, Melissa De La Cruz & the Twilight Moms


Showing Off Smart Chicks and Beautiful Creatures Swag


Zoe and Her Cute Pink Hair


YA Author Heidi Kling (SEA), Vania (our Official Smart Chicks Photographer & a pretty smart chick) and Kimberly Derting


Angela (right), from Kepler’s Who Treated Us Like Queens

{Photos by Vania Stoyanova, VLC Photo, unless noted. Used with permission from the Smart Chicks Kick It tour.}

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Beautiful Creatures

The Novels

Dangerous Creatures

The Novels

By Kami Garcia

The Legion Series

By Margaret Stohl

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