Monday, September 3, 2012

AAA: The Wrap Up

After thirty-one days, dozens of authors, and perhaps best of all--YOU--later, Author Appreciation August has drawn to a close. We've had a ball, and hope you've felt the same, so in one last hurrah, here's the AAA round-up!

First, we owe an enormous round of thank yous. To the authors, the biggest thank you of all. This even couldn't have happened without your time, generosity and the hard work you put into writing the stories we love. We can't thank you enough, but we hope you know just how damn loved you are.

To the publishers: thank you for making this event possible.
Allen & Unwin, Hachette Australia and Date a Book, Hachette UK,  Hardie Grant Egmont, Simon and Schuster Australia, you are amazing, and we love you.

To YOU: Thank you for your time, energy, and showing the authors involved some love. You are rockstars.

Giveaway Winners!

Event Schedule

If you've missed any posts, worry not! See below for a list of all the AAA entries

Wednesday 1st August:
Reading Wishes:
Introduction + GIVEAWAYS + Schedule
Appreciaton Posts Introduction

Introduction + GIVEAWAYS + Schedule
Appreciaton Posts Introduction

Thursday 2nd August
Reading Wishes: Sarah Alderson, author of HUNTING LILA - Top 5 Authors I Appreciate
saz101: Interview with Lauren Kate

Friday 3rd August
Reading Wishes: Author Giveaway
saz101: Author Giveaway

Saturday 4th August
Reading Wishes: Jennifer Echols - 5 books I wish I’d written
saz101: Jill Hathaway, author of SLIDE - Top 5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Being Published

Monday 6th August
saz101: Interview with Marissa Meyer, author of CINDER!

Tuesday 7th August
Reading Wishes: Guest post from Jodi Meadows, author of INCARNATE:’The Sequel - Writing Book 2’

Wednesday 8th August
saz101: Interview with Jay Kristoff, author of STORMDANCER

Thursday 9th August
Reading Wishes: Jennifer E. Smith - Top 5 Books That Changed My World

Friday 10th August
Reading Wishes: Interview with Elizabeth Eulberg, author of TAKE A BOW
saz101: Teri Terry, author of SLATED - 5 Things Writing Has Taught Me

Monday 13th August
saz101: Rebecca Serle, author of WHEN YOU WERE MINE - 5 Lessons My Characters have Taught Me

Tuesday 14th August
Reading Wishes: Vlog from Leila Sales, author of PAST PERFECT

Wednesday 15th August
saz101: Interview with Jessica Shirvington, author of EMBRACE and ENTICE

Thursday 16th August
Reading Wishes: Interview with Miranda Kenneally, author of CATCHING JORDAN
saz101: Interview with Cat Patrick, author of FORGOTTEN and REVIVED

Friday 17th August
saz101: Elizabeth Norris, author of UNRAVELING - 5 Literary Quotes that Inspire Me

Saturday 18th August
Reading Wishes: Guest post by Katherine Longshore, author of GILT - 'A Day In The Life Of A Writer'

Monday 20th August
saz101: Interview with Lauren Oliver, author of DELIRIUM and BEFORE I FALL

Tuesday 21st August
Reading Wishes: Jessica Spotswood, author of BORN WICKED - Top 5 Authors Who Shaped Me Into The Writer I am Today

Wednesday 22nd August
saz101: Guest post from Brigid Kemmerer, author of STORM and SPARK: The Writer’s Schedule

Thursday 23rd August
Reading Wishes: Interview with Kirsty Eagar, author of NIGHT BEACH
saz101: Interview with Maria V. Snyder, author of TOUCH OF POWER and INSIDE OUT

Friday 24th August
Reading Wishes: On Authors - the Publishers SPILL!
saz101: Jennifer L. Armentrout, author of HALF-BLOOD and OBSIDIAN - 5 Things I Hate About Writing

Saturday 25th August
Reading Wishes: Huntley Fitzpatrick, author of MY LIFE NEXT DOOR

Monday 27th August
saz101: Interview with Gail Carriger, author of SOULLESS and ETIQUETTE & ESPIONAGE

Tuesday 28th August
Reading Wishes: Kody Keplinger - author of DUFF and A MIDSUMMER’S NIGHTMARE

Wednesday 29th August
saz101: Louisa Reid, author of BLACK HEART BLUE - 5 Things That inspire My Writing


  1. And thank you Sarah & Rebecca, I seriously feel so privileged to have found your blogs and got to stick around for AAA. I learnt so much about different authors and books, and the time and effort you both spent putting this together is so greatly appreciated! Well done and thanks for a fantastic month, you both deserve an appreciation event of your own :)

  2. What a great month. I really enjoyed all those author interviews and guest posts. Great job girls.

  3. This was such a great event! I will have to go back and read a few of the posts that I missed. Thanks for hosting, Sarah! :)

  4. Thank you so much girls! This was one of the best events I've seen since blogging. Thank you so much for everything you've brought us over the last month, it's been fab. LOTS OF MWAHS AND HUGS!!!

    And thanks for popping all the posts together. Can't wait to see all the ones I've missed!

  5. I enoyed reading about different authors and books, great event! I´m checking out all the posts I didn´t read. Have a great week! :)

  6. Thanks for posting these all in one place. I think I missed a couple of them! So, this should definitely be an annual thing. Best event I've seen. You girls both did such a fabulous job putting this all together! Thank you! :D

  7. Aww, all these comments make my heart feel fuzzy. So much love! *group huggle*

    P.S - To my sweet co-host, Sarah, I love you to bits. ♥

  8. This has been such an amazing event. Really. You girls did such a great job. I can't say how thankful I am to all the authors who create the books I adore. This has been an incredible way to thank some of them.

    Thanks Sarah and Rebecca--you girls are amazing.

  9. Thank you so much for an amazing event! You girls are great!

  10. Great event girlies. Maybe next year can even be bigger and better!

  11. Thank you for the great giveaway.. appreciate it so much. I love you blog :)

  12. Thanks so so much to all of you for all your lovely comments! We had a blast hosting the event, and so glad you did, too. It couldn't have happened without all of you, so THANK YOU! ♥♥♥

  13. Thank You girls for my prize. I was very excited to see the email. I have been eyeing Slated up and now I won't have to borrow from Library. Lovely event. Thoughtful event:D




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