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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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Eden 17Sarah M. Eden

Tuesday, July 18
7:00 pm | Ballroom 


Sarah M. Eden is the author of the proper romance LONGING FOR HOME and more, including the recent ROMANCING DAPHNE. Fans of Regency romance won't want to miss the chance to hear Sarah talk about her writing.

Free tickets for this event will be available online beginning July 5 at 9 am.  


As her first London Season looms before her, the thought of the impending social whirl fills Daphne Lancaster's timid heart with dread. She hasn't her sisters' beauty nor their talent for conversing easily. Even her family's enviable connections may not be enough to prevent disaster.

But Daphne's misery turns to surprised delight when the first even of her Season brings an unexpected visitor to her door—James Tilburn, whose tender kindness stole her heart in her youth. When the handsome young gentleman expresses his desire to court her, Daphne is elated. Their feelings for each other quickly grow, and it appears that, much to Daphne's disbelief, her happily ever after is within reach.

Yet nothing is as it seems. The couple finds themselves caught in a tangled web of greed and deceit, leaving James and Daphne to determine whether they are willing to risk everything for true love.


"Eden is truly a master of creating personalities for her books that draw readers into the story and make them feel at home."—Deseret News


Butler 17Dave Butler

Tuesday, August 8
7:00 pm | Bullock Room #309 

Dave Butler returns to Provo Library for the release of THE GIANT'S SEAT, the second book in the children's adventure series THE EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEYS OF CLOCKWORK CHARLIE

This program is free; no tickets required. Books will be available on site for purchase.


In the next chapter of the Extraordinary Adventures of Clockwork Charlie trilogy, Charlie must save his friends and deliver a dangerous message!

Charlie lived a quiet life—until his father was suddenly kidnapped by the Iron Cog. In the midst of searching for his father, Charlie discovered the shocking truth about himself: he is one of his father’s inventions—a living clockwork boy!

Now separated from his friends, Charlie finds himself in the service of a very tough company of dwarves, who view him only as a machine—that is, until a heroic act makes them his closest allies. Soon Charlie must rescue his friends and face the Iron Cog head-on. But Charlie wonders . . . will he ever find his own kind?


“Reminiscent of both Pinocchio and The Great Mouse Detective, this novel is tailor-made for young readers who love adventure narratives and steampunk fiction.” —Kirkus

“The fast-paced plot is action-packed. . . . [The Kidnap Plot] should satisfy fans of fantasy and adventure.” —Publishers Weekly

Purdie 17Kathryn Purdie

Tuesday, August 15
7:00 pm | Bullock Room #309 

Join young adult fantasy author Kathryn Purdie for the launch of CRYSTAL BLADE, book two in the bestselling BURNING GLASS series.

This program is free; no tickets required. Books will be available on site for purchase. 


Fans of THREE DARK CROWNS and RED QUEEN will devour book two in the #1 New York Times bestselling BURNING GLASS trilogy, about a teen empath and the secret dangers of her expanding power.

Sonya and Anton may have brought about a revolution, but can they protect their homeland—and their love—with so many forces threatening to tear them apart?

The empire has fallen, Valko faces trial, and Sonya is finally free from her fate as Sovereign Auraseer. But Sonya’s expanding abilities are just as unstable as the new government of Riaznin. Not only can she feel the emotions of others but, unlike most Auraseers, she’s learned to make others feel what she’s feeling as well. And with her relationship falling apart, Sonya isn’t immune to her power’s sinister temptations.

Now, as Sonya fights to contain her own darkness, she senses a new evil lurking in the shadows of the palace. Someone from Sonya’s past has returned seeking revenge—and she won’t be satisfied until Sonya has suffered for her mistakes.


“Filled with mystery and intrigue, betrayal and passion, Purdie’s political debut will sweep readers away to a world that is not that different from their own.”  - School Library Journal

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