SEPTEMBER 2017 FEATURED AUTHOR EVENTS

Sunday Sep 17
MIKE LUPICA VISITS WITH NEW KIDS BOOKS

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17; 2 PM (Line numbers beginning at 1 pm.
Please show your books&co receipt for LONE STARS to get an autograph line number. The
author will sign any new books you purchase at the event and one book from home.)

MIKE LUPICA, often called “the greatest sports writer for middle school readers,” will introduce his newest novel, Lone Stars. In it we meet Clay, an outstanding quarterback for his school team and his coach, a former star player for the Dallas Cowboys, who is just like a second father to him. When Coach Walker begins to show side effects of the many concussion he sustained during his playing days, Clay knows that the real victory that year will be to help his coach walk onto the Cowboys Field during a Thanksgiving Day ceremony honoring him and his former Super Bowl-winning teammates.

MIKE LUPICA
is the author of multiple bestselling books, including Heat, Travel Team, Million-Dollar-Throw, The Underdogs, QV1, Fantasy League, and Fast Break. As a sports columnist for New York’s Daily News and a weekly member of ESPN’s The Sports Reporters, which is televised nationally, he has proven he can write for and speak to sports fans of all ages.

Tuesday Sep 19
RICHARD PAUL EVANS DEBUTS THE CONCLUSION TO HIS MICHAEL VEY SERIES

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 7 PM
(Line numbers at 6 pm. Please show your books&co receipt for The Final Spark
to get an autograph line number.)

RICHARD PAUL EVANS will present Michael Vey 7: The Final Spark, which is the electrifying seventh and final installment of the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling young adult Michael Vey series. In it we find that Michael is missing and it’s up to the Electroclan to find him. Has Michael made the ultimate sacrifice to save his friends and now he’s gone? What is next for them and the revolution?

Hatch survived the devastating explosion on the island of Hades, and he’s more determined than ever to bring the world’s governments under his control. But first, he needs to wipe out the Resistance and capture the remaining members of the Electroclan. Michael’s mother is being used as bait to lure the leader of the Resistance out of hiding. Can anything –or anyone—stop the Elgen? Or is this the end?

Richard Paul Evans the author of the phenomenally bestselling book, The Christmas Box, and more than 30 New York Times bestselling novels. There are more than 30 million copies of his books in print worldwide translated into more than 24 languages. You can visit his website at RichardPaulEvans.com. SIMON & SCHUSTER

Tuesday Oct 3
SOMAN CHAININI DEBUTS BOOK 4 IN THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL SERIES

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3; 7 PM

SOMAN CHAINANI will introduce The School for Good and Evil #4: Quests for Glory. In it, we meet Sophie, Agatha, Tedros, and the other students as they begin a new era in the Endless Woods — The Camelot Years — where Evers and Nevers alike must move beyond the bounds of school and into the biggest, boldest adventures of their lives.
The students at the School for Good and Evil thought they had found their final Ever After when they vanquished the malevolent School Master. Now on their required fourth year quests, the students face obstacles both dangerous and unpredictable, and the stakes are high: success brings eternal adoration, and failure means obscurity forever.

For their quests, Agatha and Tedros are trying to return Camelot to its former splendor as queen and king. For her quest, Dean Sophie seeks to mold Evil in her own image. But soon they all feel themselves growing more isolated and alone. When their classmates' quests plunge into chaos, however, someone must lead the charge to save them. If Good and Evil can't find a way to work together, neither side will survive. HARPER COLLINS

Since going on-sale in 2013, The School for Good and Evil series has sold more than 1.5 million copies, and been translated into 24 languages across 6 continents. Soman Chainani is also a screenwriter and his films have been played at more than 150 film festivals around the world.

Tuesday Oct 10
TOM WATSON VISITS WITH STICK DOG & STICK CAT

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10: 7 PM

TOM WATSON, popular children’s author and illustrator, will introduce his two new books, Stick Dog Craves Candy and Stick Cat: Two Catch a Thief. In Stick Dog Craves Candy, it’s Halloween and Stick Dog and his friends are on the hunt for some delicious candy in the seventh installment of the hilarious Stick Dog series.

In Stick Cat: Two Catch a Thief, Stick Cat and her incomparable sidekick Edith try to catch a thief in the third hilarious book in this series. HARPER COLLINS

You are welcome to bring your own Stick Dog and Stick Cat drawings to show Tom!

Before turning his talents to writing and illustrating children’s books, Tom worked in politics, including a stint as the chief speechwriter for the governor of Ohio.


Wednesday Oct 11
ASTRONAUT TERRY VIRTS SHARES HIS PHOTOS FROM SPACE

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11; 7 PM

Celebrated NASA ASTRONAUT TERRY VIRTS will introduce his book, View From Above: An Astronaut Photographs the World. He has spent more than 200 days in space and taken more photographs of Earth from above than anyone else. In this gorgeous and inspiring new book filled with stories of his time in space, he shares his photographs of our planet and makes us aware of the vastness that surrounds it. Including a Foreword by Buzz Aldrin, it combines Virts’ stunning photographs with glimpses of everyday life in orbit. Amid this amazing show of Earth spectacles, he reflects on how the astronaut’s point of view has shaped his life and spirit. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Colonel Terry Virts (USAF Retired) was the pilot of STS-130 aboard the space shuttle Endeavor in 2010. He assumed command of the International Space Station in March 2015, and has spent over 7 months there. He has a unique perspective about the earth because of the many photographs he has taken showing its splendor. You can learn more about him at Terryvirts.com.

Thursday Oct 19
APPALACHIAN TRAIL HIKER TALKS ABOUT THE JOURNEY

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19; 7 PM

Long time hiker JEFF ALT will discuss his book A Walk for Sunshine: A 2,160 Mile Expedition for Charity on the Appalachian Trail (20th Anniversary Edition). Follow him along the iconic trail and learn of his humorous and sometimes frightening adventures with bears, bugs, blisters, captivating characters, skink bed mates, and his most unusual food cravings. He plunged forward through freezing temperatures, driving rain, blinding snow, but often sunny skies, constantly buoyed by the knowledge that his walk was dedicated to his brother who has cerebral palsy and lives in a Sunshine Community. Through his hiking ventures, he has raised over $500,000 for people with disabilities. BEAUFORT BOOKS

Come meet this experienced hiker, especially if you have been hankering to walk the Appalachian Trail, or at least part of it. He can give you lots of tips.

Jeff Alt has been featured on radio, television, and in print, including USA Today, US News & World Report, Fitness RX for Men, Backpacker Magazine, Shape, Women’s Health, ESPN, CNN-Radio, Hallmark Channel, Discovery Channel.com, and many more.