JANUARY 2020 FEATURED AUTHOR EVENTS

Wednesday Jan 22
ANN NAPOLITANO, AUTHOR OF DEAR EDWARD, TO VISIT

dear%20edward_Pres.jpg2.jpg
Ann%20Napolitano_cred.%20Jake%20Chessum_higher%20res.jpg2.jpg

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22; 7 PM

ANN NAPOLITANO will introduce her stunning new novel, Dear Edward. In it we meet 12-year-old Edward Adler and his brother and parents, along with 183 other passengers, who are on a plane going from Newark to Los Angeles. Half-way across the country, the plane crashes, killing everyone on board except Edward. Devastated, he struggles to find a place in a world without his family. In doing so, he makes an unexpected discovery—one that will lead him to the answers of some of life’s most profound questions: When you’ve lost everything, how do you find the strength to put one foot in front of the other? How do you learn to feel safe again: How do you find meaning in your life?

Author Jodi Picoult says: “Dear Edward is that rare book that breaks your heart and stitches it back together during a reading experience that leaves you profoundly altered for the better. Author Emma Donoghue says: “Dear Edward made me think, nod in recognition, care about its characters, and cry, and you can’t ask more of a novel than that.” “ Dear Edward is the Books-A-Million President Terrance G. Finley’s Pick.

Saturday Feb 8
PHIL STAMPER INTRODUCES NEW YA NOVEL

GravityofUs_cata_9781547600144.jpg
Phil%20stamper%20photo.jpg

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8; 3 PM

PHIL STAMPER will Introduce his debut young adult novel, The Gravity of Us. In it, we meet Cal, who wants to be a journalist and he already has half a million followers on his FlashFame app, but his plans are derailed when his pilot father is selected for a NASA mission to Mars. Within days, Cal and his parents leave Brooklyn for Houston. The nation suddenly wants to know all about the new astronauts, while he and his parents are struggling with their roles as the “perfect American family.”

In the meantime Cal meets Leon, whose mother is another astronaut on the mission, and he finds himself falling head over heels for him. As their relationship grows, so does the frenzy surrounding the Mars mission, and when secrets are revealed about ulterior motives of the program, Cal must find a way to get to the truth without hurting the people who are most important to him. BLOOMSBURY


Phil Stamper grew up in a village near Dayton, Ohio. He has a B.A. in Music and an M.A. in Publishing with Creative Writing. He works in the publishing industry in New York City and lives in Brooklyn with his husband and their dog.

During the program, Phil will be "In Conversation" with BROOKE MOORE, co-anchor of 2 NEWS, who has known him since the time he lived in the Dayton area.

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

Odd%20Gods2%20c.JPG

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

Chain%20of%20Gold%20jacket.jpg%20100.jpg
Cassandra%20Clare%20photo.jpg%20Mar.%202020.jpg100.jpg

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.