Magnus Flyte, a pseudonym for the writing duo of Meg Howrey and Christina Lynch, will sign and discuss CITY OF LOST DREAMS. In this action-packed sequel to City of Dark Magic, musicologist Sarah Weston is in Vienna searching for a cure for her gravely ill friend Pollina. Meanwhile, Nicolas Pertusato, in London searching for an ancient alchemical cure for the girl, discovers an old enemy is one step ahead of him. In Prague, Prince Max tries to unravel the strange reappearance of a long dead saint while being pursued by a seductive red-headed historian with dark motives of her own.
In the city of Beethoven, Mozart, and Freud, Sarah becomes the target in a deadly web of intrigue that involves a scientist on the run, stolen art, seductive pastries, a few surprises from long-dead alchemists, a distractingly attractive horseman who’s more than a little bloodthirsty, and a trail of secrets and lies. But nothing will be more dangerous than the brilliant and vindictive villain who seeks to bend time itself. Sarah must travel deep into an ancient mystery to save the people she loves.
George Arnold will be signing his Cats of the C.I.A. books, a series of multi-lingual adventure books for both juvenile readers and adults, featuring the crime-fighting cleverness of Buzzer Louis and his best friend Cincinnati the dancing pig and Buzzer’s hilarious siblings, Dusty Louise and the tiny orange tabby twins Luigi Panettone Giaccomazza and Luisa Manicotti Giaccomazza.
Hidden away down in her favorite creek, 10 year old Ivy Wire sits with her battered guitar singing to the birds and the trees. Suddenly the sky darkens and she follows a mockingbird into a nearby cave. Thus begins her descent into the Underworld.
Set in Texas in 1938, IVY AND THE WICKER SUITCASE is a fully illustrated Ear Movie-Musical featuring Daniel Johnston, Bill Callahan, James Hand, K. McCarty and many other musicians. It’s an epic, surreal musical audio drama—a low tech extravaganza with a story told complete with tunes, dialogue, sound effects and incidental music, all packaged inside a beautifully illustrated 62 page book.
Author Sophie Jordan will sign her new novel, UNINVITED, a chilling and suspenseful story about a girl whose DNA brands her as a killer.
Davy had everything–a terrific boyfriend, the homecoming crown, a bright future at Juilliard–but when her genetic tests come back positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome, she loses it all. Uninvited from her prestigious school and avoided by her friends and family, she is placed in a special class with other “carriers” who are treated like the murderers they someday might become. Only Sean, a fellow HTS carrier, can relate to her new life and tells her that she alone controls her actions—not the code embedded in her DNA. But even if she can learn to trust him, can Davy trust herself?
Mary Lindsey will be signing her novel FRAGILE SPIRITS. Paul has always known he was a Protector, fated to serve a Speaker who could hear the voices of spirits lingering after death and help those souls find peace. Vivienne never listens to the voices of the dead. Paul has always followed the Protector’s rule book, preparing diligently for the day when he’d be matched with his Speaker and fulfill his destiny. Vivienne never does what she’s told. So when Paul is matched with Vivienne, they both find the pairing less than satisfactory. But a kidnapping, a malevolent spirit and a power stronger than both of them may just prove that they are two halves of the same whole.