OCTOBER 2014 FEATURED AUTHOR EVENTS

Tuesday Oct 14
KIKI THORPE

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14; 7 PM
KIKI THORPE
will introduce her Never Girls series. This early reader series will delight beginning chapter readers In the newest book, A Pinch of Magic, young Kate, Mia, Lainey, and Gabby magically travel between their hometown of Pixie Hollow to the enchanted Never Land, home of Tinker Bell and her fairy friends. There they find wonderful adventures. RANDOM HOUSE

Books in the series include A Pinch of Magic, In a Blink, The Woods Beyond, The Never Girls: Pixie, Puzzles, Games and More; Wedding Wings, From the Mist, Space Between, and A Dandelion Wish

Thursday Oct 16
JENNIFER HOLLAND

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16; 6:30 PM

UPDATE: Ms. Holland has cancelled her appearances for the time being due to illness. She hopes to reschedule in the Spring.

JENNIFER HOLLAND, using a Power Point presentation, will introduce her charming new book, Unlikely Heroes, which tells stories of lives saved by an animal’s quick action or made better by an animal as a companion or assistant. She talks about how all of the stories in her book help to show what complex beings our animal friends are. They can teach us a lot about ourselves and how important it is to treat them with respect. WORKMAN

Holland has also written Unlikely Friendships for Kids: The Dog and the Piglet , Unlikely Friendships for Kids: The Monkey and the Dove and Unlikely Friendships for Kids: The Leopard & the Cow.

Tuesday Oct 21
CINDA WILLIAMS CHIMA

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21; 7 PM
CINDA WILLIAMS CHIMA
will introduce The Sorcerer Heir, the final book in her Heir Chronicles series. The delicate peace between Wizards and the Underguilds still holds by the thinnest of threads, but powerful forces inside and outside the guilds threaten to sever it completely. Brought together by their shared history as survivors of a magical catastrophe, Emma and Jonah now stand to be torn apart by new wounds and old betrayals. DISNEY

Other books in the series are: The Warrior Heir, The Wizard Heir, The Dragon Heir, and The Enchanter Heir.

Friday Oct 24
JAN KARON..CONVERSATION, Q&A, MEET&GREET

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24; 7 PM
JAN KARON,
author of Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good, will be here for a Conversation, Q&A, and Meet & Greet Session. In this new book, set in Mitford, fans will delight in once again spending time with the often comic and utterly human Father Tim Kavanagh, his wife Cynthia, their son Dooley, and their many beloved characters. PUTNAM

Please note that Jan karon will greet fans after this event, but will not sign copies of her books. Presigned copies of Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good will be available for purchase at the event. People purchasing a copy of Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good at the event will secure a priority ticket for the Meet & Greet line.

Saturday Oct 25
SARA RAASCH

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25; 1 PM
SARA RAASCH
will introduce her debut young adult novel, Snow Like Ashes, a striking fantasy tale of dark magic, dangerous politics, and discovering your true self. As it opens, the Kingdom of Winter has been conquered and its citizens enslaved. Eight Winterians managed to escape, and they are searching for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild their kingdom. One of them, Meira, discovers that an ancient locket can restore their magic and she goes on a quest for it that thrusts her into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics. BALZER & BRAY

Sara Raasch is a graduate of Wright State University. Her debut novel is a fast-paced tale of loyalty, love, and finding one’s destiny.


Sunday Oct 26
JUDY SCHACHNER

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26; 2 PM
JUDY SCHACHNER
will introduce her new picture book, Skippyjon Jones Snow What, which is sure to please the young crowd. While Skippyjon’s sisters listen to Snow White, Skippyjon bounces on his big boy bed and heads off to a real adventure—this time into a magical snowy forest of make-believe! There, the seven Chimichangoes challenge him with his most dangerous task yet: to wake up Nieve Que, the frozen princess, by kissing her! Yuck, he thinks! Will this hero to all agree to don a prince’s pantelones and save his poochitos? With El Skippito to the rescue, this fuzzy tale is sure to end happily ever after. PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE

There is a bonus CD of the author reading Skippyjon Jones Show What included with the book. We’ll have supplies and directions for the kids to make a Skippyjon mask to take home.

Thursday Oct 30
WOWA HALLOWEEN BEATNIK CAFE

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 7 PM
The WESTERN OHIO WRITERS ASSOCIATION
will present the Halloween 2014 Edition of Beatnik Café featuring the theme, “Masks!” Member of the WOWA will read their original short stories and poetry. To learn more about the organization, visit westernohiowriters.org.