Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Same Busy Saturday Part 3: The Amazing Jandy Nelson & The Sky is Everywhere

Saturday evening, I went to Jandy Nelson's book launch party at Books Inc Opera Plaza in San Francisco. What fun. There was a whole crew of alums from Vermont College's MFA program in writing for children & young adults (and a whole lot of other fans) to celebrate Jandy's debut YA novel, The Sky is Everywhere. Have you read this book? It's amazing. You must read it!

The Sky is Everywhere & VCFA is Everywhere, too!
Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA alumni and current students from the left (back), Lynn Hazen, Sharry Wright, Marsha Morrow, Jandy Nelson, Ann Jacobus, Page Koehlert, and Annmarie O'Brien. Frances Lee Hall in the front. More MFA alum arrived later but it was too crowded with Jandy's fans to gather for another photo op!
Above, Jess from Books Inc (in the back) helped keep things running smoothly. Here's Jandy again, the gorgeous book cover, and Page in pink!

Below is Alisha Niehaus, Jandy's editor at Dial/Penguin, and Jandy of course.
(Below) Jandy Nelson and Annmarie O'Brien, another VCFA MFA grad. Annmarie is teaching a class in Writing the YA Novel at UC Berkeley Extension. Starts soon, so register now all you budding YA novelists!

Jandy, Lynn, and Julia Whelan, the narrator of the audio version of The Sky is Everywhere. I hear the audio book is brilliant, too.

Forecast: Everyone is going to love The Sky is Everywhere.

What do you think, Imaginary Readers? Have you read this book yet? Are you going to?

4 comments:

Ann Jacobus said...

I've read SKY and think it's wonderful! As are your photos and notes, Lynn. Thanks for sharing.

Victoria said...

I loved the photos, and I miss you so much. If I send you a copy of the book, after I read it of course, can you sign it? Reading "March" by Geraldine Brooks at present. The story of the father of the girls in "Little Women". Very very good. Your book is next. I assume I can get it at the local B&N. Love and kisses....Tora

ellen said...

I Loved THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE. Thanks for sharing the great pictures. I wish I could have been there too!

Jess said...

Hi Lynn!

Thanks for pointing out my "photobomb"!