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Awkward Author launches today

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Awkward Author launches today

Alissa’s new YouTube venture officially launches today with the irreverent and completely ridiculous Author Makeup Tutorial: Huge thank you to all the generous folks who helped to make this awkwardness a reality!

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Alissa’s Awkward Author Indiegogo Campaign is Fifty Percent Funded

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It’s been just under a week since Alissa’s Indiegogo campaign for her new Awkward Author YouTube channel went live, and the great news is she’s already halfway toward her $500 goal. Here’s a quick video update from Alissa and her feline assistant, Autumn:...

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Alissa’s launching a new YouTube channel

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Alissa’s launching a new YouTube channel

Alissa will be sharing her observations and experiences about her author life, books and really anything that comes to mind in weekly videos on Awkward Author, a new YouTube channel. The channel is set to officially launch on July 22. Check out the Awkward Author Indiegogo Campaign to find out how you can help fund Alissa or help her spread the word about Awkward...

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Watch the “Why YA?” panel from Chester County Book Company

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So, in case you weren’t able to make it to Chester County for the “Why YA?” panel featuring KidLit Authors Club members Alison Formento, Kit Grindstaff, Dianne Salerni and Alissa Grosso, the Chester County Book Company has uploaded a video of the panel to their YouTube channel. The featured authors share some thoughts on the challenges faced with marketing middle grade and young adult novels. Click here to watch on...

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Alissa will be at the Somerville Street Fair this Sunday

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  This Sunday Alissa will join fellow children’s, YA and middle grade authors at the Somerville Street Fair located on Main Street in Somerville, NJ from 11 to 5. Books will be available for purchase and signing via the ever-awesome Clinton Book...

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YA and Middle Grade author panel this Saturday at the Chester County Book Company

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Alissa will join fellow authors Dianne Salerni, Kit Grindstaff and Alison Ashley Formento on Saturday, May 31 at 2 p.m. at the Chester County Book company for a “Why YA?” author discussion panel followed by a book signing. For more information visit the Chester County Book Company website or the Facebook page for the event....

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Alissa’s new newsletter is out

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In it she offers up paltry excuses for why there was no April edition of her newsletter, a maddeningly vague comment about something she’s working on and short trip down memory lane. You can read it all here.

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New world record set at the Palmer Library in Easton, PA

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A new world record was set at the Palmer Library in Easton, PA during this year’s YA Fest event. The most authors to simultaneously hug a librarian was 22, and Alissa is proud to be among that number. Here’s a slightly shaky and vertical video from the event, which happened to be filmed by Josh Berk an author who is also a librarian: You can get the full scoop on the historic event at...

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Break Into Writing for Children and Young Adults This Saturday

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Alissa will join fellow authors Elisa Ludwig, Alison Formento, K.M. Walton and Nancy Viau at the Rohrer Memorial Library in Haddon Township, NJ on Saturday, April 12 at 2 p.m. for a panel presented by the South Jersey Writers’ Group titled “Breaking Into Writing for Children and Young Adults.” Pick up some insider tips, get your questions answered and purchase autograph books. For more information on the event and the authors who will be there vista the South Jersey Writers’ Group...

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Alissa’s looking forward to the Hudson Children’s Book Festival

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Alissa has tremendous respect for all of you vloggers (WordPress kept insisting this word should have been bloggers. Perhaps this blogging platform feels a wee bit threatened by the whole vlogger movement.) out there. She is way more comfortable typing her words than recording them in front of a webcam. The organizers at the Hudson Children’s Book Festival did ask authors to submit some short intro videos this year. So, this is Alissa’s best attempt. You can find out more about the festival at their website or see more author...

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