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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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Aprilynne Pike

Thursday, October 27
7:00 pm | Ballroom

Aprilynne Pike is the author of WINGS, EARTHBOUND, and SLEEP NO MORE. Join her for the tour of her newest novel, GLITTER, a novel described as Marie Antoinette meets BREAKING BAD.

Free tickets for this event will be available at the First Floor Reference Desk and online beginning October 13. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of the King's English Bookshop. 



From #1 New York Times bestselling author Aprilynne Pike comes a truly original new novel—Breaking Bad meets Marie Antoinette in a near-future world where the residents of Versailles live like it’s the eighteenth century and an almost-queen turns to drug dealing to save her own life.  

Outside the palace of Versailles, it’s modern day. Inside, the people dress, eat, and act like it’s the eighteenth century—with the added bonus of technology to make court life lavish, privileged, and frivolous. The palace has every indulgence, but for one pretty young thing, it’s about to become a very beautiful prison.

When Danica witnesses an act of murder by the young king, her mother makes a cruel power play . . . blackmailing the king into making Dani his queen. When she turns eighteen, Dani will marry the most ruthless and dangerous man of the court. She has six months to escape her terrifying destiny. Six months to raise enough money to disappear into the real world beyond the palace gates.

Her ticket out? Glitter. A drug so powerful that a tiny pinch mixed into a pot of rouge or lip gloss can make the wearer hopelessly addicted. Addicted to a drug Dani can sell for more money than she ever dreamed.

But in Versailles, secrets are impossible to keep. And the most dangerous secret—falling for a drug dealer outside the palace walls—is one risk she has to take.


Lindsey Leavitt & Julie Olsen

Wednesday, November 2
6:00 pm | Children's Story Room

In this election season, join us for an evening filled with books you’ll love to vote for! Author Lindsey Leavitt (COMMANDER IN CHEESE) and illustrator Julie Olsen (DISCOVER AMERICA) will spend an evening speaking about and signing their books.

This event is free; no tickets required. 


If you are a mouse, then you might know about Ava and Dean Squeakerton. They are kind of famous, for mice. That’s because Ava and Dean and the rest of their family live in the White House.  

Ava loves airplanes. And the president’s airplane, Air Force One, is the most famous of all! She and her brother Dean need to sneak onto that plane, which means they have to hide in the president’s daughter’s backpack. It’s actually pretty easy (even though they get stuck with Secret Service mouse Gregory as a babysitter). But where is this plane going? They’ll find out . . . up, up, and away! 

Imagine The Borrowers let loose in the White House in this chapter book series that’s sure to thrill readers who love tiny details and big fun. Bonus cool facts about presidents, the White House, and U.S. history!


Follow the patriotic journey of a little red balloon as it makes its way from the West Coast to the East Coast of the United States. Accompanied by the words of one of Americas most beloved anthems America the Beautiful, From Sea to Shining Sea shows the diversity and beauty of our great country through the eyes of our nations children. To add an interactive experience, kids all across the United States will be able to go online to send their own balloons on their own journey.

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Shannon Messenger

Thursday, November 3
7:00 pm | The Attic

Shannon Messenger is the author of the Keepers of the Lost Cities series. Join her for the tour of book five in the series, LODESTAR.

This event is free; no tickets required. 


Dark schemes unfold—and Sophie’s loyalty is pushed to the limit—in this thrilling fifth book in the bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series.

Sophie Foster is back in the Lost Cities—but the Lost Cities have changed. The threat of war hangs heavy over her glittering world, and the Neverseen are wreaking havoc.

The lines between friend and enemy have blurred, and Sophie is unsure whom to trust. But when she’s warned that the people she loves most will be the next victims, she knows she has to act.

A mysterious symbol could be the key—if only she knew how to translate it. Every new clue seems to lead deeper into her world’s underbelly and the Black Swan aren’t the only ones who have plans. The Neverseen have their own Initiative, and if Sophie doesn’t stop it, they might finally have the ultimate means to control her.

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Marissa Meyer

Wednesday, November 9
7:00 pm | Ballroom

Marissa Meyer, author of the Lunar Chronicles, will be here for the tour of her new standalone novel, HEARTLESS. Long before she was the terror of Wonderland — the infamous Queen of Hearts — she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

Join us for a mad tea party and a book signing. Free tickets for this event will be available beginning October 26 at the First Floor Reference Desk and online .  

Priority in the signing line will be given to those who pre-order Heartless from The King’s English Bookshop.



Long before she was the terror of Wonderland, she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love. Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen.

Then Cath meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the king and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship. Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

In her first stand-alone teen novel, the New York Times-bestselling author dazzles us with a prequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

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Cressida Cowell

Monday, November 14
7:00 pm | Ballroom

Cressida Cowell is the author of the How to Train Your Dragon books. Join her for an evening as we talk about reading, writing, and, of course, dragons.

Tickets for this event will be available beginning October 31 at the Children’s Desk and online.



Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was an awesome sword-fighter, a dragon-whisperer and the greatest Viking Hero who ever lived. But it wasn't always like that.

In fact, in the beginning, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was the most put upon Viking you'd ever seen. Not loud enough to make himself heard at dinner with his father, Stoick the Vast; not hard enough to beat his chief rival, Snotlout, at Bashyball, the number one school sport and CERTAINLY not stupid enough to go into a cave full of dragons to find a pet... It's time for Hiccup to learn how to be a Hero.

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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