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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. 


Jennifer Nielsen & Sara B. Larson

September 18
7:00 pm | Room 201

Join us as we welcome Jennifer Nielsen and Sara B. Larson for a Q&A about their books, followed by a book signing. 

New York Times Bestselling author, Jennifer Nielsen, was born and raised in northern Utah, where she still lives today with her husband, three children, and a dog that won’t play fetch. She is the author of The Ascendance trilogy, beginning with THE FALSE PRINCE; the forthcoming A NIGHT DIVIDED, and the forthcoming MARK OF THE THIEF series. She loves chocolate, old books, and lazy days in the mountains.sara larson

Sara B. Larson is the author of DEFY (Jan. '14, Scholastic) and the forthcoming sequel (early '15, Scholastic). She is represented by Josh Adams of Adams Literary. She has one amazing husband, 3 incredibly cute (and crazy) kids, and a sugar addiction.

Merrilee Liddiard

September 23
6:30 - 8:30 pm | Room 309

Join craft blogger and author Merrille Liddiard to celebrate the release of her new book, PLAYFUL. Drop in any time between 6:30 – 8:30 for a book signing, snacks, and crafts for kids. All ages welcome! Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event. 

Merrilee Liddiard is the creator of Mermagblog.com, which was named "Best for Kids" by Babble in 2012 and voted into Babble's top 100 blogs in 2013. In addition to heading up kids crafting weekends for GAP Kids, Liddiard has contributed to Family Fun, Parent & Child, and La Petite magazines, among others. She has illustrated 30-plus middle-grade novels, children's picture books, commercials, toys, and games. 

Tui Sutherland

October 6 
7:00 pm | Ballroom

Tui Sutherland is a Jeopardy! champion and the author of the bestselling dragon series Wings of Fire, the Menagerie trilogy, the Pet Trouble series, and three books in the bestselling Seekers series. Celebrate the latest installment of the Spirit Animals series, AGAINST THE TIDE, with a chance to meet Tui Sutherland, get your book signed, and create a variety of animal-themed crafts.  

Chris Crowe

October 7
7:00 pm | Room 309

Join local author and professor Chris Crowe as he discusses his new novel DEATH COMING UP THE HILL, a young adult novel set during the Vietnam war that touches on wars between nations and within families.  

R.C. Lewis

October 14 
7:00 pm | Ballroom

Join R.C. Lewis for the debut of her first YA novel, STITCHING SNOW, a sci-fi retelling of Snow White (published by Disney Hyperion). Lewis will be joined by authors Peggy Eddleman, Elana Johnson, Demitria Lunetta, Mindy McGinnis, Lissa Price, Ann Redisch Stampler, and Kate Karyus Quinn for this launch event. 

Kiersten White

Teen Book Fest - October 25

Kiersten White is the NYT bestselling author of the PARANORMALCY trilogy and the MIND GAMES series, as well as several standalone novels. She has one tall husband and three small children and lives near the ocean, where her life is perfectly normal. Her newest book, ILLUSIONS OF FATE,will be released in September. She will be the featured guest at this year's Teen Book Fest. 

Free tickets for this event will be available to Provo Library Patrons on October 11 at the First Floor Reference Desk. 

Ally Condie

October 28 
7:00 pm | Ballroom

Ally Condie is the author of the MATCHED Trilogy, a #1 New York Times and international bestseller. We are thrilled to welcome her to the Library for the launch of her newest novel, ATLANTIA, a story set in a future where humans have had to establish a colony underwater in order to survive. 

Free tickets for this event will be available October 13 at the First Floor Reference Desk. 

Jennifer Adams

November 11
7:00 pm | Room 309

Jennifer Adams is the author of the BabyLit books, a series that provides the most fashionable way to introduce your toddler to classic literature. She is also the author of Y IS FOR YORICK (a slightly irreverent look at Shakespeare) and REMARKABLY JANE (a collection of quotations from Jane Austen).   

Jessica Day George

November 13 
7:00 pm | Ballroom

Jessica Day George is the author of the Dragon Slippers trilogy (DRAGON SLIPPERS, DRAGON FLIGHT, and DRAGON SPEAR) and the Castle Glower series (TUESDAYS AT THE CASTLE, WEDNESDAYS IN THE TOWER, and the forthcoming THURSDAYS WITH THE CROWN). 


Free tickets for this event will be available November 3 at the Children's Desk. 

Jan Brett

December 10
6:30 pm | Ballroom

Join us for a special holiday AuthorLink program as we welcome beloved illustrator Jan Brett for the tour of her latest book, THE ANIMALS' SANTA. 

Free tickets for this event will be available November 19 at the Children's Desk. 

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.