The Provo City Library is committed to bringing exciting, well-known and well-beloved authors to Utah Valley! Only the finest authors and illustrators in the publishing world are invited to speak at the Library as part of our AuthorLink series.
Critically acclaimed, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Wings, Earthbound, and the upcoming Sleep No More, Aprilynne Pike has been spinning tales since she was a child. At the age of twenty she received her BA in Creative Writing from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. When not writing, Aprilynne can usually be found out running; she also enjoys singing, acting, reading, and working with pregnant moms as a childbirth educator and doula.
Last fall, the Provo City Library hosted the worldwide launch of the Spirit Animals series; join us again in May as we welcome three more Spirit Animals authors, Maggie Stiefvater, Garth Nix, and Sean Williams for another wild event celebrating books two and three in the series!
Maggie Stiefvater is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Shiver Trilogy, The Scorpio Races and The Raven Boys. She lives in the middle of nowhere, Virginia, with her husband, her two children, three dogs, two rats, one cat, a tank of fish, and two Miniature Silky Fainting Goats named General and Specific. She also has a 1973 Camaro named Loki which is her spirit animal.
Garth Nix is the internationally bestselling author of many award-winning books, including The Abhorsen Trilogy, The Seventh Tower series, The Keys to the Kingdom series, and The Troubletwisters series (co-written with Sean Williams). Garth lives in Sydney, Australia with his family and two budgerigars, who entertain many visiting parrots, currawongs, and cockatoos, and pretend not to be home when the neighbor's cats come to call.
Sean Williams is the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Twinmaker and co-author with Garth Nix of the Troubletwisters series. He lives in Adelaide, South Australia with his wife, two stepsons, and a charming pair of green tree frogs on loan from globe-trotting relatives.
Learn about one of Provo’s most influential citizens, Karl G. Maeser, as A. LeGrand “Buddy” Richards discusses his new book. Based on extensive research, Called to Teach describes the life of this remarkable man and explores the impact of his legacy.
This year's children's book festival will feature Kevin Henkes, author of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse and the other Mouse books, Olive's Ocean, The Year of Billy Miller, and more. Visit the Children's Book Festival page for more information about this event.
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.
Questions? Please contact the Community Relations Office at 801-852-7685.