Authors: Give success a try, but don’t let it spoil you.

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I love talking to people on the way up. Striving for excellence, many authors manage to stay humble and helpful and fun to be around. Nobody knows everything yet and, contrary to what you’ve been told, not walking around in God’s presence is easy on the nerves. Then there are those who think they are gods on Earth.

1. My son was sick on the day a popular author came to his school. The kid was disappointed that he was too ill to attend so, while on a Kleenex box run, I went to the school in search of an autograph for him. The author’s mood could best be described as pissy. He’d visited too many elementary schools and he obviously felt the event was beneath him. He had forgotten what it was like to aspire to his position.

Suggestion: Remember when you imagined one of the perks of authorship was signing a book and inspiring…

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The YA Librarians Are Just Not That Into You: Getting Ready for our Anti-Valentine’s Day Party

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The Magpie Librarian: A Librarian's Guide to Modern Life and Etiquette

The Anti-Valentine’s Day party seems to be a staple of Young Adult/Teen librarians, but this is my first ever. I’m still in the planning phase, but so far I’ve decided on including:

Right now, I’m putting up glittery angsty conversation hearts to hopefully get teens interested in showing up to the event. These are now hanging around the YA desk:

don't call me heartmeh heartno thanks heartgo away

I effed up the lettering on this one, but I think the sentiment is clear:

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Have you ever held an Anti-Valentine’s Day party? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

~(Anti)Love and Libraries, Ingrid

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Cover Reveal! Before the Sky Fell by: Aria Michaels

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RELEASE DATE: 2/15/15
Book 0.5 in the Icarus series

ADD ON GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24472767-before-the-sky-fell

SYNOPSIS
*A prequel novella to the dystopian thriller, Icarus Series*

Seventeen year old Liv Larson’s world came crashing down around her six months before Solar Storm Icarus devastated the rest of the planet. Suddenly orphaned, and with all of her carefully constructed plans laid to ruin, Liv is forced to make a decision that could change everything. Will give in to her grief, or fight for what is left of her family, her friendships, and the future that existed…before the sky fell.

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Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFSqsU6DreY

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Aria Michaels live in a small town in Illinois with husband, who also happens to be an author, and her six (yes, SIX) energetic boys. Always the creative type, Aria began writing and illustrating her own stories at a very young age. Her first book, a story about a fox and a chicken, had a brief stint with publication in her third grade classroom and elementary school library. Aria’s passion for creation and love of the human spirit followed her to the university level where she graduated with an Associates Degree in Fine Arts, and a Bachelors Degree in Communications with a minor in psychology. After years of juggling parenthood with a hectic career in higher education, the universe gave Aria the shove she needed to get me back to her original passion…writing.

According to Aria, writing has been the single greatest adventure (outside of motherhood) she has ever had the pleasure of experiencing! When she’s not glued to her computer or painting her next masterpiece, Aria can be found playing in the dirt with her kids, snuggling up to a good zombie flick with her husband, or sipping a glass of wine by the fire with friends.

SOCIAL LINKS
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AriaMichaels.Fiction

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AriaMichaelsYA

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8573796.Aria_Michaels?from_search=true

Website: http://www.ariamichaels.com

WANT TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Check out the first book in the Icarus series, Killshot.

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Buy links:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Killshot-Icarus-Book-Aria-Michaels-ebook/dp/B00O0B9IOE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1422554673&sr=8-3&keywords=killshot

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/killshot-aria-michaels-aria-michaels/1120805384?ean=2940150636347&isbn=2940150636347

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/killshot-icarus-series-book-1/id941342797?mt=11

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Aria_Michaels_Killshot?id=nJPIBAAAQBAJ

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/killshot-4

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