Angie Azur is a YA Sci-fi Writer.
Writer for PALEO Magazine.
Former Intern at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency.
SCBWI & COWG Member.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Book Passage Luncheon Nov. 2013

Book Passage is an independently owned local bookstore. I've attended writer's workshops, SCBWI critique groups, and author book signings here. I've had coffee in the cafe, and browsed the books and gifts. But I've never gone to a luncheon there until today.

The staff was amazing. The food wonderful and the drinks kept coming whether it be wine, water, coffee, or tea. 

And when the owner took center stage I was smitten. Truly, Elaine Petrocelli, the founder and president of Book Passage since 1976, has a gift with words and humor. 

And apparently so does her husband, Bill. At the age of 75, he has just been published. His book, The Circle of Thirteen, is definitely on my reading list. 

But my list is not the one I want to talk about today. Elaine's list was passed out during lunch. And while we munched on sandwiches and Cesar salads, Elaine spun the magical, historical, and comical tales of each of her beloved books.

She indeed made me want to purchase all of them! Unfortunately my pocket book did not allow that to happen, but I did in fact buy seven books today. Four for me, and three as gifts.

The added hooray of the day was 10% of our sales goes back to our PTA for Old Mill School. Thank you Book Passage!!

Here is a partial of Elaine's Book List: (If you'd like to know more, please contact book passage at 
Featured Events | Book Passage)

YA Teen Fiction: 

  • Rowell, Rainbow: Eleanor & Park
  • Yancey, Rick: The 5th Wave
  • Skovron, Jon: Man Made Boy
  • Goldman, Karne & Moseley, Rachel: Jordan and the Dreadful Golem
  • Allende, Isabel: Maya's Notebook
  • Shepherd, Megan: The Madman's Daughter

Middle Grade Fiction:
  • Gaiman, Neil & Yong, Skottle: Fortunately, the Milk
  • Cooper, Susan: Ghost Hawk
  • O'Brien, Annemarie: Lara's Gift
  • Choldenko, Gennifer: Al Capone Does My Homework
  • DiCamillo, Kate: Flora & Ulysses
  • Hill, Kirkpatrick: Bo At Ballard Creek
  • Kinney, Jeff: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck
  • Voigt, Cynthia: Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things

Beginning Readers:
  • DiCamillo, Kate: Bink & Gollie: Best Friends Forever
  • Kennedy, Caroline: Poems to Learn by Heart
  • Pinkwater, Daniel: Mrs. Noodlekugel & Four Blind Mice

Children's Picture Books:
  • Barnett, Mac & Jon Scieszka: Battle Bunny
  • Casteel, Seth: Underwater Dogs, Kids' Edition
  • Daywalt, Drew: The Day the Crayons Quit
  • Floca, Brian: Locomotive
  • Hansen, Doug: Aesop in California
  • Jenkins, Steve: The Animal Book
  • Lee, Mark: 20 Big Trucks in the Middle of the Street
  • Rinker, Sherri Duskey: Steam Train, Dream Train
  • Weisner, David: Mr. Wuffles!

  • Allende, Isabel: Maya's Notebook
  • Eggers, Dave: The Circle
  • Gaiman, Neil: The Ocean at the End of the Lane
  • Munro, Alice: Dear Life
  • Petrocelli, William: The Circle of Thirteen
  • Tartt, Donna: The Goldfinch

Today was a great day at Book Passage! I hope all of you get to attend the next book signing or take a class in the near future...if not here, then at your locally and independently owned book store in your town. 

Write~On, Angie

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