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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.

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Matthew Kirby

Tuesday, September 27
7:00 pm | Ballroom

Matthew Kirby is the author of the Dark Gravity Sequence, The Clockwork Three, and the Last Descendants (an Assassin’s Creed series). Join him for the launch of his newest novel, A TASTE FOR MONSTERS, a haunting tale set in the time of Jack the Ripper. 

This event is free; no tickets required. 


t's London 1888, and Jack the Ripper is terrorizing the people of the city. Evelyn, a young woman disfigured by her dangerous work in a matchstick factory, who has nowhere to go, does not know what to make of her new position as a maid to the Elephant Man in the London Hospital. Evelyn wants to be locked away from the world, like he is, shut in from the filth and dangers of the streets. But in Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man, she finds a gentle kindred who does not recoil from her and who understands her pain. When the murders begin, however, Joseph and Evelyn are haunted nightly by the ghosts of the Ripper’s dead, setting Evelyn on a path to facing her fears and uncovering humanity’s worst nightmares.

A TASTE FOR MONSTERS is a terrifying and haunting tale of the monstrosity of men and the salvation one may find in the unlikeliest places, from Edgar Award–winning author Matthew J. Kirby.


Jennifer Jenkins

Tuesday, October 4
7:00 pm | Room 201

Jennifer Jenkins is the author of NAMELESS, and is a founder of Teen Author Boot Camp. Join her for the release of her new novel CLANLESS. This event is free; no tickets required. Books will be available for sale courtesy of the King's English Bookshop. .

This event is free; no tickets required. 


Striker Gryphon has lost his position of honor among the Ram, and is now a hunted man. A traitor. Zo, the object of his affection, was murdered by members of his former clan. To honor her memory, he journeys to the highly secretive Raven "Nest" to warn strangers of their impending demise-though it could cost him more than just his pride. He doesn't know that Zo is very much alive and in another part of the region assisting Nameless refugees over a mountain swarming with wild men known as "Clanless" As each struggle to make sense of what their lives have become, they fight and claw to reach the Allied Camp, their last hope in bringing peace to the region. But the road back to one another is treacherous and uncertain. And freedom will come with a price.


Margaret Stohl and Friends

Thursday, October 13
7:00 pm | Ballroom

Margaret Stohl is the author of ICONS, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES (with co-author Kami Garcia), and BLACK WIDOW: FOREVER RED (with Marvel Comics). Join her for the tour of the second book in the Black Widow Series, BLACK WIDOW: RED VENGEANCE.

For this event, Margaret will be joined by Ryan North, Kate Leth, Marguerite Bennett, Margaret Stohl, Shannon Hale and Dean Hale. 

Free tickets for this event will be available beginning September 29 at the First Floor Reference Desk and online. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of the King's English Bookshop. 



BLACK WIDOW: RED VENGEANCE is the action-packed sequel to the instant New York Times best-seller, BLACK WIDOW: FOREVER RED, penned by #1 New York Times best-selling author Margaret Stohl. This time, Stohl takes readers inside the minds of Marvel's most cunning and dangerous spies-Black Widow and Red Widow, delving deeper into their powers and will reveal more than ever before about the infamous assassin and her fledgling hero-in-training.


Aprilynne Pike

Thursday, October 27
7:00 pm | Ballroom

Aprilynne Pike is the author of WINGS, EARTHBOUND, and SLEEP NO MORE. Join her for the tour of her newest novel, GLITTER, a novel described as Marie Antoinette meets BREAKING BAD.

Free tickets for this event will be available at the First Floor Reference Desk and online beginning October 13. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of the King's English Bookshop. 



From #1 New York Times bestselling author Aprilynne Pike comes a truly original new novel—Breaking Bad meets Marie Antoinette in a near-future world where the residents of Versailles live like it’s the eighteenth century and an almost-queen turns to drug dealing to save her own life.  

Outside the palace of Versailles, it’s modern day. Inside, the people dress, eat, and act like it’s the eighteenth century—with the added bonus of technology to make court life lavish, privileged, and frivolous. The palace has every indulgence, but for one pretty young thing, it’s about to become a very beautiful prison.

When Danica witnesses an act of murder by the young king, her mother makes a cruel power play . . . blackmailing the king into making Dani his queen. When she turns eighteen, Dani will marry the most ruthless and dangerous man of the court. She has six months to escape her terrifying destiny. Six months to raise enough money to disappear into the real world beyond the palace gates.

Her ticket out? Glitter. A drug so powerful that a tiny pinch mixed into a pot of rouge or lip gloss can make the wearer hopelessly addicted. Addicted to a drug Dani can sell for more money than she ever dreamed.

But in Versailles, secrets are impossible to keep. And the most dangerous secret—falling for a drug dealer outside the palace walls—is one risk she has to take.

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.


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