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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. 

For more information, sign up for our AuthorLink Newsletter.

 

Hansen 17.2Dustin Hansen

Tuesday, September 26
7:00 pm | Bullock Room #309 

Bring your pint-sized paleontologists to meet Dustin Hansen, author of MICROSAURS: TINY-RAPTOR PACK ATTACK!

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

ABOUT MICROSAURS: TINY-RAPTOR PACK ATTACK!

Watch out for tiny dinosaurs!!!

Danny and Lin are expert secret keepers. They’re brave, smart, and maybe a little bit crazy. Which, as it turns out, is exactly what you need to be to take care of a rare collection of hungry, curious, extra-tiny dinosaurs.

But when their friend Professor Penrod sends them a mysterious package filled with toothy, scratchy microsaurs hungry enough to chew through walls, along with a very large microsaur egg, even the bravest adventurers might find themselves outnumbered and in over their head.

Honey, I Shrunk The Kids meets Jurassic Park in this fabulous illustrated chapter book series by Dustin Hansen.

 

Sangster 17Caitlin Sangster

Tuesday, October 10
7:00 pm | Bullock Room #309 

Join local author Caitlin Sangster for the launch of her young adult fantasy debut, LAST STAR BURNING.

This program is free; no tickets required. Books will be available on site for purchase courtesy of The Printed Garden.

ABOUT LAST STAR BURNING

To escape execution for a crime she didn’t commit, seventeen-year-old Sev is forced to run away from the only home she’s ever known in this exciting start to a brand-new fantasy series from debut author Caitlin Sangster.

Sev is branded with the mark of a criminal—a star burned into her hand. That’s the penalty for being the daughter of the woman who betrayed their entire nation.

Now her mother’s body is displayed above Traitor’s Arch, kept in a paralyzed half sleep by the same plague that destroyed the rest of the world. And as further punishment, Sev is forced to do hard labor to prove that she’s more valuable alive than dead.

When the government blames Sev for a horrific bombing, she must escape the city or face the chopping block. Unimaginable dangers lurk outside the city walls, and Sev’s only hope of survival lies with the most unlikely person—Howl, the chairman’s son. Though he promises to lead her to safety, Howl has secrets, and Sev can’t help but wonder if he knows more about her past—and her mother’s crimes—than he lets on.

But in a hostile world, trust is a luxury. Even when Sev’s life and the lives of everyone she loves may hang in the balance.

PRAISE FOR LAST STAR BURNING

"Sevvy's story is thrilling to get lost in. By the end, readers will be clamoring for more. Incredibly immersive and tightly plotted." - Kirkus Reviews

 

Jamieson 17Victoria Jamieson

Friday, October 13
7:00 pm | Ballroom 

In this talk for parents and educators, Victoria Jamieson will discuss her creative processes.

Saturday, October 14
Ballroom

10:00 am - Keynote Address
Victoria Jamieson, best-selling author/illustrator of ROLLER GIRL, will talk about how to make a graphic novel. Tickets required.

11:00 am–1:00 pm: Breakout sessions and activities
Workshops with local artists, crafts and games for kids, book signing by Victoria Jamieson, and more!

Tickets will be available beginning September 30 at the Children’s and First Floor Reference Desk and online.

ABOUT VICTORIA JAMIESON

Victoria Jamieson is the creator of the Newbery Honor winner Roller Girl. She received her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and worked as a children's book designer before moving to Portland, Oregon and becoming a freelance illustrator. She has also worked as a portrait artist aboard a cruise ship, and has lived in Australia, Italy, and Canada. She maintains a not-so-secret identity as Winnie the Pow, skater with the Rose City Rollers roller derby league and has a not-so-secret past as a Renaissance Faire groupie.

 

Klassen 17Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett

Monday, October 16
7:00 pm | Ballroom

Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen are the award-winning author/illustrator duo behind SAM & DAVE DIG A HOLE, TRIANGLE, EXTRA YARN, and more. Join them for the tour of their newest book, THE WOLF, THE DUCK, AND THE MOUSE. Free tickets for this event will be available beginning September 25 at 9:00 AM.

This program is free; no tickets required. Books will be available on site for purchase courtesy of The King's English Bookshop.

ABOUT THE WOLF, THE DUCK, AND THE MOUSE

Early one morning a mouse met a wolf and was quickly gobbled up. 

When a woeful mouse is swallowed by a wolf, he quickly learns he is not alone: a duck has already set up digs, and, boy, has that duck got it figured out! Turns out it’s pretty nice in there, with delicious food and elegant table settings, courtesy of the wolf’s unchecked gluttony. And there’s something even better: no more fear of being eaten by a wolf! In fact, life is pretty good, until a hunter shows up. . . . With a nod to traditional fables and a wink to the reader, the award-winning Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen offer a tale of cooperation and creative cuisine that is sure to go down easy.

 

Jenkins 17Jennifer Jenkins

Tuesday, October 17
7:00 pm | Bullock Room #309 

Author and Teen Author Book Camp co-founder Jennifer Jenkins returns to Provo City Library for the launch of FEARLESS, the third book in her young adult fantasy NAMELESS trilogy.

This is a free event; no tickets required. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of The King's English Bookshop.

ABOUT FEARLESS

Gryphon has 23 days to ensure that the Zo, Joshua, and Tess are cared for before offering his life as ransom to Chief Barnabas in exchange for the lives of his best friend and mess brothers. He doesn’t have the nerve to break Zo’s heart with the truth and he spends his time inside the Allied Camp trying not to despise the very people he’s been raised to hate—the Wolves. But Gryphon is not the only one harboring secrets. To spare her own life, Zo has made a blood oath promising to help the Kodiak Clan free their families living as Nameless slaves. When Gryphon learns the truth—that the peaceful life he’d planned for Zo is not secure—he commits himself to cooperating with the Allies and divulges a secret that will give the Allies the upper hand against the Ram. The Ram are leaving the Gate. The Great Move is underway. New alliances form as Wolf, Raven, and Kodiak combine forces in a final battle that will determine the fate of the entire region..

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 801-852-6722.