MAY 2015 FEATURED AUTHOR EVENTS

Friday May 22
ANDREW KNAPP & HIS DOG MOMO TO VISIT

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FRIDAY, MAY 22; 7 PM
ANDREW KNAPP & MOMO
will visit while Andrew talks about his book, Find Momo: Coast to Coast. Andrew is a roving photographer and Momo is his traveling Border Collie companion. Together they have traveled 1500 miles all over America and Canada in a 1977 Volkswagen Westfalia van. Their mission was to find clever hiding places for Momo in the shots that Andrew chose to photograph. It’s up to you to find Momo in each of the over 100 striking photographs in the book. So pick up the challenge and see if you can find Momo in the photo of the White House, the Golden Gate Bridge, White Sands National Monument, on a ferry to Long Island, Grand Central Station in NYC, and on and on.

During the event, we may ask Momo to hide in books&co and see if you can find him! If you have a photo of your Border Collie, bring it along to show Momo! It will make him feel at home. QUIRK BOOKS

Friday May 29
CRAIG JOHNSON INTRODUCES NEW LONGMIRE MYSTERY

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FRIDAY, MAY 29; 7 PM
CRAIG JOHNSON
will introduce Dry Bones, the newest book in his Sheriff Walt Longmire mystery series. Longmire and Undersheriff Victoria Morretti get caught up in a 66 million- year-old cold case when they discover that the skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex has been found on land belonging to Danny Lone Elk, a Cheyenne rancher and Danny has just been found dead on his property. Besides trying to solve the murder, the two find themselves in the middle of an ownership dispute. Who owns the skeleton… the deceased man’s family, a natural history museum, the Cheyenne tribe, or the federal government? While he’s dealing with all that, Walt is blindsided by a shocking tragedy that leaves his daughter heartbroken. VIKING

Thursday Jun 4
JUDITH FERTIG INTRODUCES NEW NOVEL

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THURSDAY, JUNE 4; 7 PM

JUDITH FERTIG, well known as an award-winning cookbook author, will debut her first novel, The Cake Therapist. It combines her expertise in baking with her passion for storytelling. This results in a tale that shows just where food and healing intersect. We meet Claire "Neely" O'Neill, an extraordinarily talented pastry chef, but her life outside her kitchen is falling apart. She moves from New York City to her small Midwestern hometown and opens a bakery. She soon discovers that she not only has a talent for recognizing elusive flavors, but now she can "taste" feelings. She knows what her customers are feeling and is able to bake confections that truly help them deal with their problems. And in doing so, heals herself. BERKLEY TRADE PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

Ashley's Bake Shop will provide luscious treats for our guests!

Judith Fertig's newest cookbooks are Bake Happy and BBQ Bistro.

Friday Jun 5
EPIC READS TOUR COMES TO BOOKS & CO.

FRIDAY, JUNE 5; 7 PM

Three authors of young adult fiction will visit. MARGO RABB will introduce Kissing in America. ROBYN SCHNEIDER will introduce Extraordinary Means. MAGGIE LEHRMAN will introduce The Cost of All Things.

Kissing in America grapples with grief, first love, the allure of poetry, the unraveling of a mother-daughter relationship, friendship and betrayal, and a meandering cross-country road trip through small-town America.

Extraordinary Means is a novel about the adventures of teens who find fun, humor and friendship despite their tragic situation. There is a positive message: to seize the day, embrace life and cherish the wonderful moments you have with loved ones.

The Cost of All Things is a totally original contemporary debut novel about three teens who must deal with the consequences of spells cast on them in the wake of their classmate’s sudden death.

Gather your teen friends and come meet these YA authors! HARPERCOLLINS

Monday Jun 8
RENOWNED HISTORIAN DAVID MCCULLOUGH TO VISIT

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MONDAY, JUNE 8; 7 PM at KETTERING MIDDLE SCHOOL AUDITORIUM,
3000 Glengarry Dr., Kettering. Tickets are available at Books&Co. Ticket holders will receive an autographed copy of The Wright Brothers at the event.

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner DAVID MCCULLOUGH will introduce The Wright Brothers, his newest historical work. He says, “What we ought to know about are the courage and the brilliant ingenuity of those two Americans, the Wright Brothers, and how they changed the world, how they changed history.” These two self-taught geniuses from Dayton, Ohio were of truly exceptional capability of mind, pioneering scientific explorers, and extraordinary exemplars of the American character. This is their inspiring and triumph story as told by a master historian. SIMON & SCHUSTER

McCullough has written many bestselling books, including Truman, John Adams, 1776, and The Path Between the Seas.

Tuesday Jun 9
SHARY HAUER INTRODUCES HER MEMOIR

TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 7 PM

Former Daytonian SHARY HAUER is coming back to town to introduce Insatiable, her memoir of love addiction. That addiction is now recognized by the mental health profession as a legitimate disorder. It is a cycle of endlessly craving, searching, scheming, obsessing, and agonizing for love. It causes people to become needy, clingy, and desperate and they often secretly believe they are worthless without a partner. In candid detail, Shary relates how she struggled with the disorder until she found a way to break free. By sharing her story, she hopes to relieve the suffering of men and women like herself, and encourage them to move from addictive love to healthy love. SHE WRITES PRESS

Wednesday Jun 10
PBS KIDS CONTEST WINNERS CEREMONY

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10; 6 PM

We will host the program to honor the winners of the PBS KIDS WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS CONTEST. The entrants are from grades K-3. The first place winners in 4 different categories are: Savannah Groff, Rachel Hartings, Jordyn Winston, and Alexandria Gaerke. The Second Place winners in the categories are: Nathan Puthenpurackal, Allyson Mays, Phoebe Matthew, and Sasha Liette. Congratulations, one and all!

Friday Jun 12
LAURELL K. HAMILTON TO VISIT BOOKS & CO.

FRIDAY, JUNE 12; 7 PM

Line numbers will be given out beginning at 6 pm. Please show your books&co receipt for a Laurell K. Hamilton book to get a line number.

Bestselling author LAURELL K. HAMILTON will introduce Dead Ice, the 23rd book in her Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series. In this one, her expertise in zombie issues is called into play when she discovers that someone is producing zombie porn and the zombies they’re raising aren’t your standard variety mindless, rotting corpses. These zombies are terrified and their souls are trapped behind their eyes, signaling a voodoo of the blackest kind. This may be Anita’s most disturbing case yet.

Friday Jun 19
WOWA BEATNIK CAFE

FRIDAY, JUNE 19; 7 PM

WESTERN OHIO WRITERS ACCOCIATION presents the Summer 2015 “Beatnik Café” live reading event. Author members will read original short stories and poetry composed around the theme, “Leave No Trace.” All are invited to attend. For more information, please visit westernohiowriters.org.