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The Provo City Library is committed to bringing exciting, well-known and well-beloved authors to Utah Valley!  We invite the finest authors and illustrators in the publishing world to participate in our AuthorLink series. We also act as a launching point for nationally published local authors. 

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Wright 18Kenneth and Sarah Jane Wright

Saturday, February 3
2:00 pm
Bullock Room #309

Meet author/illustrator duo Kenneth and Sarah Jane Wright as they introduce their newest character, the delightfully creative Lola Dutch.

Books will be available on site for purchase courtesy of The King's English Bookshop.

ABOUT LOLA DUTCH

Meet Lola Dutch, a delightfully creative girl who is bursting with grand ideas.

From the best ways to serve breakfast -- an elegant feast! -- to the ideal sleeping spot -- a majestic blanket fort, of course! -- Lola is inspired all day long.

Her dear companion Bear sometimes says she is just too much, but Lola is rich with imagination and originality, which even Bear will agree is AMAZING.

The unstoppable Lola Dutch is about to show you how to make every day grand and full of fun. You'll love her so much!

Inspired by their own four gorgeously feisty children, Sarah Jane and Kenneth Wright are thrilled to introduce the unstoppable Lola Dutch and her fresh, fun, commercial, character-driven series. 

PRAISE FOR LOLA DUTCH

“The lighthearted, loose watercolor illustrations are a perfect match for Lola's whimsical personality and they echo the carefree fun of the text. . . . Reminiscent of Olivia and Fancy Nancy, Lola Dutch's active imagination will delight young readers searching for some creative fun.”  –School Library Connection

 

Alameda 18Courtney Alameda

Wednesday, February 21
7:00 pm
The Attic, 4th Floor Academy Wing

Courtney Alameda returns to Provo City Library for the launch of PITCH DARK, a chilling YA novel for fans of science fiction and thrillers.

 

ABOUT PITCH DARK

From Courtney Alameda, the author of Shutter, this thrilling, sci-fi horror and space adventure will be sure to stay with readers long after the last pages.

Lost to time, Tuck Morgan and his crew have slept in stasis aboard the USS John Muir for centuries. Their ship harbors a chunk of Earth, which unbeknownst to them, is the last hope for the failing human race.

Laura Cruz is a shipraider searching the galaxy for the history that was scattered to the stars. Once her family locates the John Muir and its precious cargo, they are certain human civilization is saved.

When Tuck's and Laura’s worlds collide―literally―the two teens must outwit their enemies, evade brutal monsters that kill with sound, and work together to save the John Muir . . . and the whole human race.

PRAISE FOR COURTNEY ALAMEDA

“Alameda excels at creating hideous creatures that are the stuff of nightmares. The rapid pacing, advanced technology, and limitless weapons just add appeal for readers seeking a supernatural thriller.” ―Booklist

Levenseller 18Tricia Levenseller

Tuesday, February 27
7:00 pm
Bullock Room #309

Romance and adventure on the high seas!

Join author Tricia Levenseller for the release of DAUGHTER OF THE SIREN QUEEN, the action-packed sequel to DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING.

Books will be available on site for purchase courtesy of The King's English Bookshop.

ABOUT DAUGHTER OF THE SIREN QUEEN

The capable, confident, and occasionally ruthless heroine of Daughter of the Pirate King is back in this action-packed sequel that promises rousing high seas adventures and the perfect dash of magic.

Alosa's mission is finally complete. Not only has she recovered all three pieces of the map to a legendary hidden treasure, but the pirates who originally took her captive are now prisoners on her ship. Still unfairly attractive and unexpectedly loyal, first mate Riden is a constant distraction, but now he's under her orders. And she takes great comfort in knowing that the villainous Vordan will soon be facing her father's justice.

When Vordan exposes a secret her father has kept for years, Alosa and her crew find themselves in a deadly race with the feared Pirate King. Despite the danger, Alosa knows they will recover the treasure first . . . after all, she is the daughter of the Siren Queen.

PRAISE FOR TRICIA LEVENSELLER

"Levenseller comes into her own in this sequel to DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING, penning an argh-worthy blend of pirate derring-do and lively romance ... Deadly sirens join the ranks of strong, smart females in this book, giving it a definite feminist edge." ―Booklist

"The author has yet again captured the adventure, romance, and ruthless ways of the high seas in this sequel to DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING ... This fast-moving adventure with strong female characters would be great for those who love a good pirate story, a touch of romance, and action-packed sword fighting." ―School Library Journal

 

Eves 18Rosalyn Eves

Thursday, March 29
7:00 pm
The Attic, 4th Floor Academy Wing

Young adult fantasy author Rosalyn Eves visits Provo City Library for the release of LOST CROW CONSPIRACY, the dark and dazzling sequel to BLOOD ROSE REBELLION.

 

ABOUT LOST CROW CONSPIRACY

Sixteen-year old Anna Arden was once just the magically barren girl from an elite Luminate family. Now she has broken the Binding--and Praetheria, the creatures held captive by the spell, wreak havoc across Europe. Lower-class citizens have access to magic for the first time, while other Luminates lose theirs forever. Austria and Hungary are at odds once more.

Anna thought the Praetheria were on her side, grateful to be free from the Binding. She thought her cousin Matyas's blood sacrifice would bring peace, equality, justice. She thought her future looked like a society that would let her love a Romani boy, Gabor.

But with the Monarchy breathing down her neck and the Praetheria intimidating her at every turn, it seems the conspiracies have only just begun. 

As threat of war sweeps the region, Anna quickly discovers she can't solve everything on her own. Now there's only one other person who might be able to save the country before war breaks out. The one person Anna was sure she'd never see again. A bandit. A fellow outlaw. A man known as the King of Crows. Matyas.

PRAISE FOR ROSALYN EVES

This richly imagined historical fantasy enchants while contemplating sexism, classism, and how best to effect social change. Intrigue, action, and star-crossed romance abound, propelling this trilogy opener toward a heartbreaking yet hopeful conclusion." ―Publisher's Weekly

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