Yesterday we hosted our second
#PenguinTeenSocial event – we invited bloggers and booksellers to our office for a fun night of trivia, pizza, and author signings. Check out some of our highlights below!
Welcome to Penguin Teen Social 2019!
Our author guests were: Tanaz Bhathena, Jeff Zentner, Heather Smith, Lesley Livingston, Lizzy Mason (who unfortunately couldn’t make it), and Laura Sebastian.
We used the Penguin Shop Cart as an author signing booth!
Swag bags including some Penguin Teen Canada sunglasses
#Penguin10 – the 10 books you NEED to read this fall!
Pizza generously donated by Panago Pizza. #RandomActsOfPizza
Marketing & Publicity Associate Director Vikki VanSickle introducing the evening’s schedule.
Our authors Jeff Zentner, Lesley Livingston, Heather Smith, Tanaz Bhathena,and Laura Sebastian playing a trivia game with our host/publicity manager, Evan Munday.
Signing line for Lesley Livingston.
Heather Smith and Tanaz Bhathena!
Signing line for Jeff Zentner.
So many book lovers in one room!
Your Penguin Teen Canada team: Sylvia Chan, Sam Devotta, Vikki VanSickle, and Evan Munday.
Thanks to everyone for a great night – hope to see you again next year!
We just finished a successful week-long blog tour in support of Tanaz Bhathena’s
– thank you to all the bloggers who participated! The Beauty of the Moment
Check out their thoughts below:
Monday, April 8
Tuesday, April 9
Wednesday, April 10
Thursday, April 11
Friday, April 12
Venus Reads said it was a story that will linger in your mind even after you finish Lisa @
Remarkablylisa recommended it to anyone who likes a little angst in their lives (in a good way) Jamie @
Books and Ladders really connected to their internal and external conflicts Herminia @
Aspiring Writer appreciated the way it ended Delina @
Delina the Reader presented us with a playlist based on the book
Thanks for following along!
As a bonus, here’s a short Q&A with Tanaz herself:
Recommend a book for Susan and Malcolm.
Susan: The entire
Amar Chitra Katha series of graphic novels
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson (It might have to be an audiobook though; he’s not keen on reading)
What advice would you give your 16 year old self?
Have more faith in your dreams.
What is the best piece of writing advice you have ever received?
Butt in seat. The story won’t tell itself.
What are you reading now?
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
What books do you recommend for fans of The Beauty of the Moment?
The Sun is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon, 2 States by Chetan Bhagat, and You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins
5 Random Facts About Tanaz Bhathena:
I decided to become a writer because I failed as a cartoonist.
While visiting a foreign country, I always try to learn some of the language.
I cry every time I watch The Lion King. During one particular scene.
Once I figured out the fine art of using a bobby pin, I began doing my own nail art. (I’m not very good; see fact 1.)
I’ve bungee jumped, zip lined and walked the edge of the CN Tower.