Have you ever wished that a big YA book tour would make a stop in your hometown? Well, here’s your chance for that wish to come true! YA2U is a program that features five award-winning and best-selling authors who are holding a contest to see what city they should visit in an exclusive tour stop!
The authors are collecting votes from January 1 to February 15, and any city in the continental US or any Canadian city that has an international airport can win an exclusive visit from all five authors, including an author panel and book signing! Entering is super easy–and if you help spread the word about the contest, you can also enter win a signed copy of all of their books (TEN signed books in total!)–and the book contest is open internationally!
These are the amazing authors participating:
- Marie Lu, the New York Times best-selling author of Legend and the upcoming Prodigy
- Marissa Meyer, the New York Times best-selling author of Cinder and the upcoming Scarlet
- Beth Revis, the New York Times best-selling author of Across the Universe, A Million Suns, and the upcoming Shades of Earth
- Victoria Schwab, author of The Near Witch and the highly-anticipated upcoming The Archived
- Megan Shepherd, author of the debut novel The Madman’s Daughter
And they want to have an event in your home town! To participate, just got to the YA2U website and let them know what city you want them to come to. And while you’re there, help spread the word about the contest and you can be entered to win all of their books–TEN signed books in total!
Here’s why the YA2U Team should come to MY hometown!
My hometown is Villa Rica, GA…and it’s about as boring as it sounds. It use to be rather tiny but now it’s bigger and just as boring as before. As boring as it is though I do love it, and it’s where I was born (not raise) and true to the cliche I came back. It’s called the City of Gold, because once upon a time ago there was a gold rush here…the first gold rush in Georgia….see how exciting that is? Yep! You can check out the city’s website to learn more, if you find yourself curious.
It’s a bit more lively now though, we have all the necessary fast food places and Walmart…we also have an outdoor amphitheater and one too many neighborhoods. I suppose what I’m trying to get at is, well excting things rarely happen here or maybe my bookish nature doesn’t really find country concerts appealing. At any rate, it would be beyond amazing to have these 5 awesome authors visit.
However since most of you reading this have no clue where Villa Rica is…I’d settle for Atlanta. It’s not that far away and it’s significantly more interesting! There is a ton to do in Atlanta, so the authors would certainly be able to find something do when they are not surrounded by their fans. Or if you come to visit to see them you can stop by any one of the numerous theaters, museums, Centers or parks because there are tons of fantastic ones. To top off my reasons, book tours rarely ever come to GA and I have no clue way. It seems like they always skip over us and go to one of the Carolinas or Florida…but poor Georgia always seems to be forgotten. We need bookish love too!
So tiny historic town or bustling surprisingly cultured city, either way it would make a lot of book nerds happy.
Why should the YA2U Team come to your hometown? Why not join in the fun today and share with others about this program and your hometown. The more votes your town gets, the closer you are to having your very own personal tour stop! Vote for YOUR town here!
And if you help spread the word, you can also participate in the book giveaway. Tell them that you learned about YA2U from me (In Libris Veritas) and we both get extra entries in the contest!