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Smugglers’ Stash and News

Hello everybody, a happy Sunday to all!

Giveaway winners:

The winner of our Zita The Space Girl giveaway is:

Zita the Space Girl


The winners of Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire are:

Sparrow Hill Road



Congratulations! Send us an email (contact AT thebooksmugglers DOT com) with your snail mail address, and we’ll get your winnings out to you as soon as possible!

Read. Connect. Party: Kids Author Carnival on May 31st

Check this out this amazing event taking place on May 31st – there is a great line-up of authors and our own Thea will be volunteering to help:


Inspired by the Teen Author Carnival, the Kids Author Carnival is a huge middle grade extravaganza celebrating middle grade books, authors, and readers. Activities, games, Q&A sessions, and giveaways will be followed by a book sale and signing.

The goal of the KAC is to provide an opportunity for young readers to interact with authors up close and personal in a fun, party-like atmosphere. This is a unique event, catered heavily toward actual middle grade-aged readers. Instead of an event featuring conventional, long-form Q&A panels, the KAC will usher attendees through shorter, interactive stations in which authors will cut loose and play games, answer questions, and lead kids through miniature writing exercises.

All ages are welcome and encouraged to attend! But please note that the kids will take center stage at this particular event!

The inaugural KAC is set for Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 6pm to 8:30pm at the Jefferson Market Library. Doors open at 5:30pm.

Sounds fun and I SO wish I could be there too.

May Newsletter:

Our May newsletter is (finally) going out next week, and we’ve got an awesome introduction to Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction From Margins of History from editors Rose Fox and Daniel José Older. If you haven’t signed up for our newsletter, you can do so by using our handy form below.

If you have trouble using the signup form above, you can visit the form directly online HERE.

Speculative Fiction 2014 – Open for Submissions

Our friends Renay (of Lady Business and Strange Horizons) and Shaun Duke (of The World in the Satin Bag) are the editors of next year’s issue of Speculative Fiction and they have officially made their announcement and call for submissions: SEND YOUR LINKS!

This Week on The Book Smugglers:

On Monday, Thea reviews Horror novel Bird Box by Josh Malerman

Bird Box

On Tuesday, Ana reviews Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly (Mermaids!)

Deep Blue

On Wednesday, we post our Old School Wednesday poll to decide which book we are reading in June

Old School Wednesdays Final

On Thursday, Ana reviews LGBT YA novel One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva

One Man Guy

Then on Friday, we (finally, sorry!) post our joint review of Mars Evacuees by Sophia McDougall. Over at Kirkus, Thea reviews Authority by Jeff VanderMeer

Mars Evacuees Authority

It’s another busy week! Until tomorrow, we remain…

Raining books by Yuko Shimizu

Art by Yuko Shimizu

~ Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Smugglers

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1 Comment

  • April Books & Wine
    May 18, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    One Man Guy! I loved that book.

    I have such a boring Saturday for BEA, so you can bet that I will do my best to be at the Kid’s Author Carnival!

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