Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Katie Crouch Author Event

While I was live tweeting from the Candace Bushnell author event, Yani from The Secret Life of an Avid Reader informed me that Katie Crouch was coming to our area to do a reading and book signing later that week. Katie is the author of Girls in Trucks and Men and Dogs. Her first young adult novel, The Magnolia League, was just released this month and is on Amazon's Summer 2011 Young Adult Reading List.

Katie told us that she has written every day since the 4th grade, and that she tapped into her voice from her high school journals when writing The Magnolia League. And then she read us some snippets from one of them! I thought that was pretty cool.

Another fun fact about Katie's writing is that in all her books she makes sure to write a character who is her current age "so I can anchor myself."

Next, Katie read to us from Men and Dogs, which was just released in paperback. She ended the evening by signing books and taking pictures. Yani and I were also able to convince her to revitalize her Twitter account, so if you have Twitter, be sure to follow her: @ktcrouch.


  1. Wow! 2 author signings in a week? That's so awesome.

    I am LOVING the idea of drinking wine while listening to an author talk. That's really neat!

    What outfit Katie is wearing! It looks great on her.

    I saw your last author post, but i guess I didn't comment for some reason?? I don't know. LOL. Her shoes were really cute and it made me laugh that you took a picture of her feet. :)

    Jennifer of Little Shelf

  2. Jennifer,
    I know, I am loving all these author events! Gayle Forman is coming tomorrow night, but unfortunately I can't go to that one :(


  3. Great food, great people. Also a great place for cheap happy our drinks. However, the downstairs beer selection is about as standard as it can be while upstairs can be a bit more creative.

  4. The wedding crew at this place rocks! We had many of our guests come up to us during the reception and comment as how attentive the service staff was as well.