Hello there, Beastie fans! Just a quick note to keep you guys posted on some local upcoming events!
What will I be doing between May and October, you ask?! Putting my nose to the grindstone to get the manuscript for Book 2 done and the gears rolling to finally get it published. My goal is to have it done and ready for Japan Fest in October. Keep your fingers crossed for me! (The gods know it’s been a long road!)
May 12, 2018 – Worldbuilding Without Harm (Panel Discussion). I’ll be at Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop for Independent Bookstore Day on May 12th from 1 PM to 2 PM for a panel discussion on Worldbuilding Without Harm! How do authors go about building their fictional worlds without causing harm to real-life groups of people? This is a topic I had to seriously consider when I decided to write about Japan and their traditions. Come join us to discuss!
If you’d like to know more about the full day Event, which includes other panels with some amazing local NOLA authors, please visit Tubby & Coo’s Event Page here.
Date & Time: Saturday, May 12, 2018, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM
October 6, 2018 – Japan Fest 2018 (NOLA). I’ll be at Japan Fest again this year, signing and slinging books (and tea), and teaming up again with the Japan Society of New Orleans for another kitsuke (kimono dressing) demonstration. If you’ve never been to our local Japan Fest, I highly recommend it. Come join us to celebrate and learn about Japanese culture! Stay tuned on this page, and on my social media, for more specific information as the festival gets closer.
Date & Time: Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
For all you NOLA Beastie fans out there, there are a few upcoming events (in April and May) that might tickle your fancy. It’s going to be an eventful spring! I hope to get to meet some of you there!
April 9, 2017 (Book Discussion & Author Q&A) – The Kwaidan Book Club (the Read Japan aspect of the Japan Society of New Orleans)has chosen The Butterfly Crest as their April read and will be discussing the book, and hosting an Author Q&A with yours truly, on April 9th! If you’d like to know more about this Event, please visit the Facebook Event Page here.
Date & Time: Sunday, April 9th from 4:00 to 6:00 PM
May 14, 2017 – Kimono Pop-Up Shop & Book Release Party. The Second Edition of The Butterfly Crest hit the local shelves recently and what better way to celebrate than with friends, readers and kimono?! So I’ve teamed up with Kawaii NOLA and JA&T Kimono on May 14th for a Kimono Pop-Up Shop and Book Release Party!! Come join us to celebrate! If you’d like to know more about this Event, please visit the Facebook Event Page here.
Date & Time: Sunday, May 14th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM
May 22, 2017 – Kimono and Kitsuke Workshop. For those of you who’ve read my book, you know I’m a little (a lot) obsessed with kimono. If you’ve ever wanted to learn about kimono and kitsuke (the art of wearing kimono), come join me and the Japan Society of New Orleans on May 22nd for a Kimono and Kitsuke Worksop and Demonstration!
Date & Time: Monday, May 22nd from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
September 24 – Paranormal Con at the at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. I will be participating in two of their panels. Specific times to follow.
September 30 to October 2 – CONtraflow VI at the New Orleans Airport Hilton. CONtraflow is a Science Fiction & Fantasy literary convention with a New Orleans flair. I will be participating in several of their panels. Times and dates to follow.
October 8 – Japan Fest at the New Orleans Museum of Art. I will be signing and selling books from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Kawaii NOLA, who I work with often, will also be in attendance! Come by and say hello!
Hi all! I am thrilled to announce that The Butterfly Crestis now available for purchase at one of my favorite local shops, Kawaii NOLA, which specializes in bringing Japan’s culture of cute to New Orleans!
Stop by their Magazine Street boutique today for your local dose of all things cute (including some awesome Miyazaki swag)! Feel free to click on the Instagram link below to take a look at some of their amazing merchandise.
Local shops supporting local authors; it’s a beautiful thing.
Kawaii NOLA is located at 3512 Magazine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Hi all! Just a quick note to mention that New Orleans is celebrating Independent Bookstore Day this Saturday, May 7th, and that I will be celebrating at Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop at 2:00 pm!
The shop will be open and celebrating ALL day with tons of events, including a workshop with Alys Arden, a Neil Gaiman happy hour, a Harry Potter read aloud, a literary costume contest, and adult coloring and wine! They’ll also have exclusive merchandise (the Neil Gaiman Coloring Book, a signed print from Anthony Bourdain, a Stormlight Archive companion from Brandon Sanderson), sales, giveaways, and an epic scavenger hunt in partnership with Garden District Book Shop, Octavia Books, and Maple Street Book Shop.
I hope to see y’all there!
For more information, check out the Event Page here.
Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop
631 N. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119
I’ll be making an appearance at the Tucson Festival of Books on March 14th and 15th, from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. The festival is being held at the University of Arizona (which also happens to be my alma mater, so I’m super excited to being going back!). I’ll be in the Book Goodies booth with several other authors, so if you’re in the area please to stop by to say hello! (I’ll keep you posted on the booth number, once I find out).
I recently did an author interview for Book Goodies, in anticipation of the festival. If you’re the curious type, I invite you to click on the following link: Interview with Author – Eva Vanrell
Having dinner after work, I am profoundly affected by the fact that our conversations once again revolve around the level water rose in our homes. New Orleans might have been spared, but plenty of other lives were forever altered, some for the second time in seven years.
I had planned on blogging daily, but Hurricane Isaac put a wrench in my plans – my apologies. All is well. Rain comes and goes – there’s even a nice breeze. No power still, but thanks to that I have lost at Monopoly quite brilliantly. Cheers.