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The Provo City Library is committed to bringing exciting, well-known and well-beloved authors to Utah Valley!  We invite the finest authors and illustrators in the publishing world to participate in our AuthorLink series. We also act as a launching point for nationally published local authors. 

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Jenkins 17Jennifer Jenkins

Tuesday, October 17
7:00 pm | Bullock Room #309 

Author and Teen Author Book Camp co-founder Jennifer Jenkins returns to Provo City Library for the launch of FEARLESS, the third book in her young adult fantasy NAMELESS trilogy.

This is a free event; no tickets required. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of The King's English Bookshop.

ABOUT FEARLESS

Gryphon has 23 days to ensure that the Zo, Joshua, and Tess are cared for before offering his life as ransom to Chief Barnabas in exchange for the lives of his best friend and mess brothers. He doesn’t have the nerve to break Zo’s heart with the truth and he spends his time inside the Allied Camp trying not to despise the very people he’s been raised to hate—the Wolves. But Gryphon is not the only one harboring secrets. To spare her own life, Zo has made a blood oath promising to help the Kodiak Clan free their families living as Nameless slaves. When Gryphon learns the truth—that the peaceful life he’d planned for Zo is not secure—he commits himself to cooperating with the Allies and divulges a secret that will give the Allies the upper hand against the Ram. The Ram are leaving the Gate. The Great Move is underway. New alliances form as Wolf, Raven, and Kodiak combine forces in a final battle that will determine the fate of the entire region..

 

Morris and Brown 17Chad Morris and Shelly Brown

Tuesday, November 14
7:00 pm | Room #309

Join authors Chad Morris and Shelly Brown to hear the true story behind their inspiring new book, MUSTACHES FOR MADDIE.

Books will be available on site for purchase courtesy of The Printed Garden.

ABOUT MUSTACHES FOR MADDIE

Twelve-year-old Maddie has a quirky sense of humor and loves making her classmates laugh by slapping on fake mustaches every chance she gets. Being funny gets her noticed by class queen Cassie, and things are looking up when Maddie is cast as Juliet in the school play. Maybe Juliet could wear a mustache?

When Maddie starts tripping when she walks and her hand starts curling up at her side, her mom takes her to the doctor, who confirms Maddie has a brain tumor. In an instant, her world is turned upside down. Maddie doesn’t want anyone else to know. Especially Cassie, whose jealousy has turned to bullying. What about Maddie’s chance to play Juliet opposite the cutest boy in the sixth grade? What if the doctors can’t get the ugly tumor monster out of her brain?

As Maddie’s surgery approaches, she wonders if her illness is giving her super powers, because her imagination is bigger than ever, her courage is stronger than ever, and her compassion is about to be felt by more people than she ever imagined.

PRAISE FOR MUSTACHES FOR MADDIE

"A moving novel about a truly brave girl. Maddie is a wonderfully thoughtful, creative, and funny protagonist, with whom readers will identify as she grapples with her social and physical challenges. This poignant and uplifting novel is a good read-alike for fans of R.J.Palacio's Wonder." --School Library Journal

"Maddie's offbeat sense of humor is the heart of this story from spouses Morris and Brown, which was inspired by their own daughter. Maddie learns to stand up for herself and face her fears head-on in this moving story of courage and heart. Morris and Brown balance the gravity of Maddie's illness with her buoyant imagination as she navigates the reality of the surgery she needs and the politic's of sixth grade." --Publishers Weekly

Interested in past AuthorLink events? Visit the AuthorLink Archive to see who's been here and to view photos and videos from your favorite events.

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