Mighty Mississippi Book Blast YA Tour



When Philip Siegel and Paula Stokes put their heads together last year about the best ways to promote their contemporary YA novels THE BREAK-UP ARTIST and THE ART OF LAINEY, they decided to dream big. Real big — like a  massive week-long party with loads of authors and bloggers and readers. Because Philip lives in Chicago and Paula was born in Minnesota and grew up in St. Louis, they decided to concentrate their efforts on the sometimes-forgotten middle of the country. And that’s how the Mighty Mississippi Book Blast (#MMBB) was born!

7 Cities

7 Bookstores

7 days

From the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico!

Paula and Philip, along with fellow YA Valentine Lindsay Cummings, are embarking on a major trip down the Mighty Mississippi this July. (Well, the highways *next* to the Mighty Mississippi.) Each night we’ll be in a new city, connecting with readers and writers and indie booksellers and pretty much anyone who loves YA as much as we do. At each location, we’ll be teaming up with local authors and bloggers for giant author extravaganzas. There’ll be readings and signings and discussions and prizes if you play your cards right.

Special Guest Authors:

Robin Bridges, Victoria Schwab, Courtney Stevens, Lydia Kang, Whitney Miller

Event date: 
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
387 Perkins Road Extended
38117 Memphis