FEBRUARY 2020 FEATURED AUTHOR EVENTS

Tuesday Feb 25
DAVID SLAVIN & ADAM J.B. LANE INTRODUCE ODD GODS: THE ODDYSSEY

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25; 7 PM

Author DAVID SLAVIN and illustrator ADAM J. B. LANE will introduce their children’s book, ODD GODS: THE ODDYSSEY, Book Two in their critically acclaimed and hilarious illustrated series about the middle school gods you never hear about in myths. We share in the adventures of twins Adonis and Oddonis and it is obvious that Oddonis can’t do anything right, while Adonis is the epitome of what a god should be.

This time Oddonis is in trouble because he accidentally turned their father, the all-powerful king of the gods, Zeus, into a giant baby. Now Oddonis is charged with righting that curse. So he assembles a team of his odd friends—Mathena, Gaseous, and Puneous—and journeys to the underworld on this important mission.

This amusing series resembles Diary of a Wimpy Kid meeting Percy Jackson and it features dozens of black-and-white illustrations by award-winning artist Adam J. B. Lane. HARPER COLLINS


Wednesday Mar 4
CASSANDRA CLARE TO INTRODUCE HER NEWEST BOOK

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4; 7 PM at Van Buren Middle School, Kettering (south of Dayton)

CASSANDRA CLARE will introduce her newest book, CHAIN OF GOLD: The Last Hours, Book One in her brand-new trilogy set in 1903 in Edwardian London. It's a sequel trilogy to The Infernal Devices, and it follows the children of characters from TID. Her talk will be followed by a Q&A with the audience and a brief trivia challenge that may include a prize giveaway!

This is a ticketed event. To obtain tickets, please visit the Eventbrite ticket link:
https://cassandraclarebooksnco.eventbrite.com

The ticket includes admission for one and one copy of CHAIN OF GOLD for Cassandra to sign and personalize at the event. She will sign one previous title with signature only. She will not be able to sign anything other than her books.

You may bring your phone or camera and our staff will assist you when you approach the signing area and will snap a photo while Cassandra is signing your book.

Saturday Mar 14
IN SEARCH OF APPALACHIA EXPLORED

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SATURDAY, MARCH 14; 1 PM
NANCY BROWN DIGGS
will introduce her new book, IN SEARCH OF APPALACHIA. Rich in anecdotes and interviews, this book offers a study of Appalachians today and explores what they are truly like, and why, concluding that it is a culture to be celebrated, not denigrated, as has so often been the case. Diggs delves into it all, sculpting new images as she introduces readers to strong, creative, hardworking folks—many having survived tough times through their music, religion, and sheer strength gained from hardscrabble pasts.

Jeanne Ballantine of Wright State University says, “….the book adds to the narratives of Ken Burns’ forthcoming Country Music, David McCullough’s The Pioneers, and J. D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy.” It unveils the true soul of Appalachia.
Everyone is welcome, but we especially encourage people to attend this event who have roots in Appalachia. Nancy is planning to bring Appalachian treats for the audience.

Sunday Mar 15
FREE WRITERS' MINI-SEMINAR ON EDITING

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SUNDAY, MARCH 15; 2-3:30 PM
ANTIOCH WRITERS WORKSHOP
will present a free writers’ workshop on explaining what editors do and the jargon they use. APRIL BENNETT, a keen editor over a host of genres including romance, young adult, paranormal and urban fantasy, biography, and business self-help, will explain the types of editing and what to expect from each; partnering with an editor; and how to edit for yourself.