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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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Williams

Carol Lynch Williams

Wednesday, September 23
7:00 pm | Room 302

Award-winning author of more than twenty-five books, local favorite Carol Lynch Williams will visit the library to talk about her new novel, NEVER SAID. 

This event is free; no tickets required. 

ABOUT NEVER SAID

Annie and Sarah are fifteen-year-old fraternal twins—who only spend time together because they’re under the same roof. Annie’s life has long been focused around her appearance and the beauty pageants that celebrate it, whereas Sarah’s interests are sports and her runner boyfriend, Jeremy.

Then Annie begins to gain more and more weight, and all she seems to hear from her mother is, “You used to be so pretty,” followed by the latest diet to try. Things begin to unravel for Sarah as well. Jeremy—her boyfriend of more than a year—decides to see if he and Sarah are “right” for each other, dumping her in order to get his head on straight. Sarah is devastated. Her family is crumbling. The love of her life is dating other people. Her sister is getting heavier and more depressed. When Sarah learns, through gentle questioning, that a neighbor and very good family friend has been sexually abusing her sister, she knows she must act and help the sister who seemingly always had it all.

Told in alternating points of view, NEVER SAID is the story of a family that has been caught up in what doesn’t matter and about two sisters who realize that their relationship—no matter how different the two of them are—is most important.

Northrop

Michael Northrop

Monday, October 5
7:00 pm | Ballroom

Come and meet Michael Northrop, author of Scholastic’s new multi-platform adventure, TombQuest! Find out about this fun new series, and create Egypt-themed crafts—if you dare!

This event is free; no tickets required. 

ABOUT TOMBQUEST

The tombs are opening . . .Nothing can save Alex Sennefer's life. That's what all the doctors say, but his mother knows it's not true. She knows that the Lost Spells of the Egyptian Book of the Dead can pull her son back from the brink. The problem? When she uses the spells, five Death Walkers are also brought back to life.An ancient evil has been unleashed. Long-dead mummies are awakening. New York City is overrun by menacing scorpions. And worst of all for Alex, his mom and the Lost Spells have both disappeared. He and his best friend, Ren, will do anything to find his mom and save the world. . . even if they have to go head-to-head with a Death Walker who has been plotting his revenge for 3,000 years.

Some tombs were meant to stay closed . . .

Jenkins

Jennifer Jenkins

Tuesday, October 6
7:00 pm | Room 201

With her degree in History and Secondary Education, Jennifer Jenkins had every intention of teaching teens to love George Washington, the Napoleonic Wars, and Ancient Sparta . . . until the writing began. Author of Young Adult fantasy and co-founder of Teen Author Boot Camp, she divides her time between reading, writing music, taking spontaneous trips, and researching random events from the past. NAMELESS, a Young Adult tribal fantasy, releases October 6, 2015 with Month9Books.

This event is free; no tickets required. 

ABOUT NAMELESS

Four clans have been at war for centuries: the Kodiak, the Raven, the Wolf and the Ram. Through brutal war tactics, the Ram have dominated the region, inflicting death and destruction on their neighbors.

Seventeen-year-old Zo is a Wolf and a Healer who volunteers to infiltrate the Ram as a spy on behalf of the allied clans. She offers herself as a Ram slave, joining the people who are called the “nameless”. Hers is a suicide mission – Zo’s despair after losing her parents in a Ram raid has left her seeking both revenge and an end to her own misery. But after her younger sister follows her into Rams Gate, Zo must find a way to survive her dangerous mission and keep her sister safe.

What she doesn’t expect to find is the friendship of a young Ram whose life she saves, the confusing feelings she develops for a Ram soldier, and an underground nameless insurrection. Zo learns that revenge, loyalty and love are more complicated than she ever imagined in the first installment of this three-book series.This book is loosely based on the customs and war tactics of ancient Sparta.

Northrop

Brooke Arnold

Tuesday, October 20
7:00 pm | Room 309

Brooke Arnold has a love for science and a love for stories. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Computer Science at Brigham Young University and she enjoys sharing her love of science with others, especially young science enthusiasts. ELEMENTS OF EVIL is her first book.

This event is free; no tickets required. 

ABOUT ELEMENTS OF EVIL

Bernice is a science-loving girl with an adorable hedgehog but also with a big problem: being overshadowed by her perfect older sister, Edith. Bernice decides that the science fair is the best place for her to make a stand, and also to do something that Edith has never done before—become a supervillain! But a supervillain needs a good nemesis and so Bernice must find hers just in time to make a big splash. First the science fair, then the world! It’s a book filled with secret codes, evil schemes and science in one girl’s quest to become great.

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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