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Kid Konnection: Lenore Appelhans event and giveaway

February 16, 2013

Lenore Appelhans

I was very excited when my friend, and fellow blogger, Lenore Appelhans‘ book, LEVEL 2, was published and I was determined to see her while she was on her book tour – luckily, she came pretty close to me.  She made a stop at Malaprop’s and had an event with four other YA authors:

(l to r) Beth Revis, Meagan Spooner, Lenore Appelhans, Victoria Schwab, Megan Shepherd

(l to r) Beth Revis, Meagan Spooner, Lenore Appelhans, Victoria Schwab, Megan Shepherd

  • Beth Revis, author of SHADES OF EARTH
  • Meagan Spooner, author of SKYLARK
  • Victoria Schwab, author of THE ARCHIVED
  • Megan Shepherd, author of THE MADMAN’S DAUGHTER

I was happy to see there was a good crowd in attendance and that several bloggers had traveled pretty far to see these authors. While all of the authors were interesting, I was there primarily to see Lenore, so I will focus on her in this post.  (Besides, this would be way too long if I wrote about all five of the authors.)

Lenore’s grandmother was into astrology and had Lenore’s chart done when she was 10 years old.  Her chart revealed that she would be a writer, so it seems it was destined to be!  Lenore studied journalism and is an advertising copywriter.  She and her illustrator husband live in Germany – they have started writing and illustrating children’s books.  Their first collaboration, CHICK-O-SAURAS REX will be published in July.

Before she wrote LEVEL 2, Lenore researched afterlife visions, mythology, and religions.  Her architect brother-in-law built her a cross-section of a “hive” so she could visualize it better as she wrote.  She loves twists and originally put a lot of them into the book – her editor suggested she save some of them for the next two books in the trilogy, so she edited some of them out.  Lenore hates cliffhanger endings and fought to keep LEVEL 2 from having one.

Level 2 plus totebagI got Lenore to autograph a copy of LEVEL 2 for one lucky reader and she added a great totebag to the giveaway  To enter to win an autographed copy of LEVEL 2, by Lenore Appelhans, plus a tote bag, simply fill out the entry form.  Contest is open worldwide – one entry per person, please.  I will use to determine the winner. Contest ends at midnight EDT Thursday, February 28, 2013.    Comments are welcome (and appreciated) but will not get you an entry in the contest.

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27 Comments leave one →
  1. February 16, 2013 4:09 am

    Cool 😀

  2. February 16, 2013 5:19 am

    I so love that you were able to see Lenore on her tour. That’s the beauty of all this. Sending big hellos!

  3. February 16, 2013 7:59 am

    I am REALLY jealous of you now!! With all of the authors that you get to meet, I would love to meet LENORE the most because of being a fellow blogging friend and all the lovely comments she’s left for me over the years sharing our love of our furry friends and such. I will be reading her book this month too!!! What an awesome giveaway.

  4. February 16, 2013 8:24 am

    Given the authors background, Level 2 sounds like it will be interesting! Thanks for your contest.

  5. February 16, 2013 8:39 am

    I so look forward to getting and reading this book!

  6. talesofwhimsy permalink
    February 16, 2013 8:48 am

    You go to the cooolest stuff! Fab pictures/share.
    (not an entry)

  7. February 16, 2013 9:04 am

    What a wonderful giveaway & how very cool to meet all of those authors ~ especially Lenore!

  8. February 16, 2013 11:05 am

    That is great, Level 2 sounds like an interesting read 🙂

  9. February 16, 2013 11:37 am

    How fun! You have such great author events! I have read Lenore’s book and enjoyed it! I am signing up for your giveaway because I had an ARC copy that has pretty much fallen apart from use, to have a signed copy for my shelf would be wonderful!

  10. February 16, 2013 12:08 pm

    Fun YA book event! What a great group of authors. Glad you could be there to support Lenore – love the picture of her posing with her book. Bloggers like me don’t like cliffhangers either, so I like that Lenore kept that in mind when writing Level 2. Thanks for the giveaway- I’ve been eyeing that book!

  11. February 16, 2013 2:14 pm

    I just finished it on audio! I think it is great that you were able to see her on her tour. I am very proud of her!

  12. Athira permalink
    February 16, 2013 2:34 pm

    How wonderful that you got to meet Lenore on the book tour! I’m excited for her book!

  13. February 16, 2013 5:11 pm

    This must have been such a fun event, I’m glad you got to go and meet Lenore and the other authors!

  14. February 16, 2013 7:00 pm

    I love the little bag that comes along with the book, Level 2. Thanks for giving me a chance to win it.

  15. February 16, 2013 7:35 pm

    I’m so glad you got to see Lenore on her book tour and I’m so glad that her book is published. It really seems to be doing well.

  16. bookingmama permalink
    February 16, 2013 8:28 pm

    Destiny, right? So glad you had a nice time!

  17. Patty permalink
    February 16, 2013 10:20 pm

    She loves cats, too! I would have loved that visit with all of these great authors! You are a lucky ducky!

  18. February 17, 2013 12:27 am

    Lenore’s book is definitely on my list to read this year. Now, to acquire a copy… 😉

  19. February 17, 2013 10:46 am

    What a great event! I so wish these were near me. Anyhow I’m listening to Lenore’s book and really enjoying it.

  20. February 17, 2013 2:35 pm

    It’ great that Lenore’s tour brought her close to you. I’m so happy for her. She has a very interesting past and I think it’s cool how she was able to draw on it in her writing.

    So glad you enjoyed this event, Kathy!

  21. Beth F permalink
    February 18, 2013 5:46 am

    Looks like an awesome event!! I sure wish I could have been there.

  22. February 18, 2013 3:07 pm

    That must have been amazing! I can’t wait to read Lenore’s book and am so glad to see her doing well. It sounds like a huge hit! It’s been so much fun to follow her blog over the years and see her progress. Congrats to Lenore and thank you for the offer! 🙂

  23. Jenna @LittleBirdReads permalink
    February 19, 2013 11:52 am

    How exciting to see this book published!… and thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  24. February 20, 2013 12:01 am

    It’s always so great when a fellow blogger is successful! Looks like a great event.

  25. February 20, 2013 6:54 pm

    Very cool event—it looks like you had a good time! I love Lenore and her blog, and I have a copy of Level 2 already, so I won’t enter the giveaway. I’m so excited to read it, but my schedule has been insane lately. This is a reminder to make it a priority. 🙂

  26. February 22, 2013 3:42 pm

    How awesome you were able to attend the event! And thanks for the giveaway!

  27. February 28, 2013 8:29 am

    I’m so happy for Lenore and for you being able to attend the event. It must have been awesome with that line up of authors. Thank you very much for the giveaway!

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