News: Dom Testa’s Comet’s Curse ALA/ launch event and Shojo Beat!

Dom Testa kicks off his YA novel debut The Comet’s Curse as a featured author author at the ALA Midwinter’s Sunrise Speakers Series
this Sunday, January 26th, and with a Tattered Cover launch event next Saturday, January 31st!
(full events schedule below)

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Media: The COMET’S CURSE also receives a featured review in SHOJO BEAT MAGAZINE, the largest Shojo magazine in the U.S. (110,000+ circ):
“All the kids are likeable … the rocketship’s computer provides a dash of snarky humor.”

Other great reviews: “This book has forever changed my opinion … filled with a constant eerie mystery and a little hint of romance. What I liked most about this book is the description of character. It was like I had met each person in the book personally. Dom Testa did a wonderful job creating the sense of suspense, and character.” —Flamingnet.com

“This first entry in the Galahad series has an irresistible hook … one part Lord of the Flies and one part TV reality show … fans will enjoy Testa’s spare Asimovian plot, but even those leery of the genre will appreciate how each chapter alternates to the past to further flesh out our protagonists. Stealing the show is the Galahad’s mischievous central computer, Roc.” —Booklist

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And don’t forget The COMET’S CURSE book video (now up on various sites, including B&N.com), starring actress Rachel Brosnahan (who currently appears in The Unborn with Gary Oldman) and featuring cameos by several of the young relatives of people at Tor …
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-XsycK7cJg

COMET’S CURSE events:
Sunrise Speakers Session
Sunday, January 26, 2009
ALA Midwinter 2009
Denver, CO

Tattered Cover Bookstore
Saturday, January 31, 2009, at 2 pm
9315 Dorchester Street
Fort Collins, CO 80525

The Book Rack
Saturday, February 07, 2009 at 2 pm
1801 South College Avenue
Boulder, CO 80302

Boulder Bookstore
Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 6:30 pm
1107 Pearl Street