SEPTEMBER 2014 FEATURED AUTHOR EVENTS

Saturday Sep 13
LORIE LANGDON AND CAREY CORP

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13; 2 PM

LORIE LANGDON and CAREY CORP will introduce Destined for Doon, the sequel to Doon, a young adult novel that is reminiscent of the theme of the classic story, Brigadoon, but with a modern-day twist. In Destined for Doon, Kenna Reid realizes that she made a dreadful mistake choosing to follow her dream to Broadway instead of staying in the enchanted land of Doon with Duncan. When she has a second chance to return to Doon, she jumps at it, knowing that it may be up to her to save the kingdom, but her dream of living there happily ever after may be in peril. BLINK

Tuesday Sep 23
RICHARD PAUL EVANS

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23; 7 PM

RICHARD PAUL EVANS will introduce his latest exciting young adult novel. Michael Vey 4: Hunt for Jade Dragon. Michael Vey, Taylor, Ostin and the rest of the electroclan head to China in search of a girl who may have discovered why Michael and his friends became electric. Her name is Lin Julung, or Jade Dragon, and she’s a child prodigy with an IQ higher than Einstein’s – and Ostin’s. But Hatch gets to her first, and Jade Dragon is being held prisoner in the Taiwan Starxource plant. Can Michael and the Electroclan free her before Hatch can realize his dreams of an army of electric children? SIMON & SCHUSTER

Richard Paul Evans has also written The Christmas Box, The Walk series, and many other New York Times Bestselling Books.

Monday Sep 29
CARL HIAASEN

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29; 7 PM

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Bestselling author CARL HIAASEN will debut his first book for teens, Skink No Surrender. To avoid being shipped off to boarding school, Classic Malley takes off with some guy she met online. Her cousin Richard knows she’s in trouble before she does. Enter Wild Skink, the one-eyed ex-governor of Florida and enough of a renegade to think he can track Malley down. So with Richard riding shotgun, this unlikely pair scours the state, undaunted by blinding storms, crazed pigs, and giant gators on their search for Malley. With Skink at the wheel, the search for the missing girl is both nail-bitingly tense and laugh-out-loud funny. Teens and adults will enjoy this book! RANDOM HOUSE

Carl Hiaasen writes a column for the Miami Herald and is the author of many bestselling novels, including Star Island and Bad Monkey. Hoot, Hiaasen’s first novel for young readers, was the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious Newbery Honor.

Wednesday Oct 1
TAMMY YORK

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1; 7 PM

It’s time for a brisk Autumn hike! Come hear TAMMY YORK discuss her book, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles; Cincinnati. She’ll get you in the mood to get outdoors as she talks about the wonderful sights right here in our own area, including Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve, Sugarcreek Metro Park, Sharon Woods, Spring Valley Wildlife Area, Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum, and much more. Oh, there’s so much to see and you don’t have to go far to see it! MENASHA RIDGE PRESS

Thursday Oct 2
TED RALL

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2; 7 PM

Political cartoonist and graphic journalist TED RALL will introduce his new book, After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back As Honored Guests. Ted has been to Afghanistan twice, first in the wake of 9/11 and then ten years later. Neither time was he “safely” embedded with the U.S. forces, but instead went as an independent journalist seeking to uncover the truth of what was happening in Afghanistan. He was often in dangerous, life-threatening situations as he filed daily reports via satellite. The book is a mix of travelogue, photography, and comics as he portrays the realities of what really happened when America went to war. HILL AND WANG

Ted Rall is the author and illustrator of many graphic novels and books of political criticism and travel writing, including The Year of Loving Dangerously, Silk Road to Ruin: Is Central Asia the New Middle East?, and The Book of Obama: How We Went from Hope and Change to the Age of Revolt. His political cartoons are nationally syndicated and are seen locally in the Dayton City Paper. He is originally from Kettering.