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Author Events

Author Signing: Whit McClendon

Whit McClendonWhit McClendon, is a local treasure as a fantasy author and as a martial arts instructor with a line of related books. We are so thrilled to have him back in store signing all of his books.

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ISBN: 9781500237714
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Published: Rolling Scroll Publishing - June 6th, 2014

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For over two thousand years, the Realm of Talwynn has known peace. But now, the evil sorcerer Mordak has broken free, and the time for battle has come once more. Brunar, a noble Mage, turns to the magick of six powerful and ancient weapons, the Jidaan, for aid. Millennia ago, the Jidaan were wielded by trained Guardians, each fully versed in the use of their magickal gifts, and highly capable warriors. Now, the Guardians are no more, and the Jidaan lay silent, waiting for those newly Chosen to awaken their powers. Even as Brunar searches out the soon-to-be Guardians, the vile Mordak prepares his murderous attack. Afire with insanity, Mordak makes an unholy bargain with a brutal Daemon-God. Filled with unfathomable power, he unleashes his army of hideous creatures and undead soldiers across the land to slay everything it meets. Brunar works feverishly to train his new Guardians in time, but only five of the six Chosen accept their destiny. As war erupts, Talwynn's bravest men, women, and the elf-like Weya answer the call to arms as Brunar leads the ferocious struggle against Mordak's ancient evil. The untested Guardians must rise to the challenge, or else watch Talwynn burn...

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ISBN: 9780692573051
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Published: Rolling Scroll Publishing - November 11th, 2015

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After the brutal murder of his family, Gart’s voyage continues as he searches for the weapon that was promised him by the Mage, Brunar. Once a peaceful farmer, who only wanted to be left alone, Gart must now become something more. Struggling with the powerful magick that grows within him, Gart follows a dangerous path. Only with the fabled Jidaan of Storms would he have a chance against Mordak’s Champion, the demon-bred Jor Dayne. Guided by the noble Brunar, the other five Guardians make their way to Laro, hurrying to reach the walled city before Mordak’s army. Brunar and the elf-like Weya guide the Duke and his fierce warriors as they face an enormous, bloodthirsty horde of nightmarish creatures. The dead will rise and evil will walk the walls of Laro if Mordak has his way. As the time for battle draws near, Gart fights his own monsters…alone.

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ISBN: 9780692793954
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Published: Rolling Scroll Publishing - November 19th, 2016

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The power of the evil sorcerer, Mordak, has grown, and Brunar and the Guardians must somehow fight their way free of his clutches. Across the continent, the reluctant Gart finally accepts his Jidaan and the incredible powers that come with it, but his challenges have only just begun. Will he survive river daemons and savage monsters to aid the Guardians in their final battle? The fate of Talwynn hangs in the balance as brave heroes face overwhelming odds, deadly dark magick, and the wrath of a Daemon-God. At last, the stunning conclusion of the Fire of the Jidaan Trilogy!

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ISBN: 9781732630000
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Published: Rolling Scroll Publishing - August 12th, 2018

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Reyanna is a woman with a secret. A human raised among the noble and wise Weya, she had passed all the tests and become a Ranger, as adept with bow and dagger as any of the elf-like people who trained alongside her. But she has a frightening power deep within, and it’s growing. When a vision strikes out of nowhere, a powerful prophecy that brings her to her knees, she is thrust headlong into a perilous journey.

The war with the vile sorcerer, Mordak, ended over twenty years ago, and the land is peaceful. The Jidaan-wielding Guardians who survived have gone their separate ways, settling into more quiet lives. The power in the short-handled, long-bladed spears has slumbered, no longer needed. When the same vision overcomes the Guardians, they know the time has come to awaken the Jidaan once more.

Gart, wielder of the Jidaan of Storms, and the most powerful of the Guardians, sets out on a dangerous quest that will either reunite him with his love or destroy the world. Three evil sorcerers have their own plans for Gart, and they will stop at nothing to get what they want. And all the while, Reyanna’s power struggles for release.

Can Reyanna and the Guardians solve the riddle of the prophecy in time? Or will Gart’s obsession bring about the end of all things?

It’s a fast-paced, exciting epic fantasy adventure set in the world of the Fire of the Jidaan trilogy!

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ISBN: 9781732630017
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Published: Rolling Scroll Publishing - September 8th, 2018

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The tale began in Reyanna’s Prophecy: bound by a shared vision of devastating power, a young girl, aging heroes, a dangerous Mage, and a trio of evil sorcerers embark on dangerous paths. Reyanna’s Fire draws them together in the story’s stunning conclusion!

Reyanna and the Guardians struggle to unravel the Prophecy. At its center is Gart, the most powerful of them all. Determined to perform a ritual that will either reunite him with his long-lost wife, or destroy the world, Gart needs only the Heart of Corria, a huge, mystical diamond, to fulfill his purpose. The price had been high; he’s wounded, the Jidaan of Storms has been stolen, and his faithful dog, Beauty, is near death. Nevertheless, his obsession drives him on.

Reyanna’s fire magick has grown almost beyond her ability to control. When confronted by the evil sorceress, Melidia, Reyanna’s power takes over her mind and body, and she wreaks havoc to make her escape. Horrified, but determined to find answers, she rides a giant spider towards the deadly swamp known as the Poravian Mire in search of her destiny.

Meanwhile, Nessar, Kiran, and Layton trek across the continent to prevent Gart from completing his ritual. They, too, must brave the Mire’s lethal creatures and unknown dangers, but the hazards of the Mire are only the beginning. In her lust for power, Melidia has awakened an ancient and monstrous evil that could kill them all.

Can Reyanna and the Guardians stop Gart’s mission? Or will Melidia’s evil triumph after all?

The finale of this exciting adventure!

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ISBN: 9780692078082
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Published: Whit McClendon - February 17th, 2018

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ISBN: 9780692826584
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Published: Rolling Scroll Publishing - December 31st, 2016

If you're ready to get fit and improve your health, then this book is for you You can get fitter and stronger than ever just by exercising at home. No more expensive gym fees, no more taking the time to drive to the gym, you'll be on your way to better strength and fitness in the comfort of your own home Don't like the music the gym has playing?

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ISBN: 9781732630031
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Published: Rolling Scroll Publishing - November 16th, 2018

YA Signing: PC & Kristin Cast and Rachel Caine

Casts and Caine

We are thrilled to host P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast in an event moderated by Rachel Caine!

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ISBN: 9781250141040
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Published: Wednesday Books - February 26th, 2019

Foster Stewart knows she's different. Her life has never been "normal." Talking to plants and controlling cloud formations aren't things most seventeen year olds are into. Tate "Nighthawk" Taylor is perfect. Star quarterback and all around dreamy boy next door, he never thought about his "extra" abilities. What quarterback wouldn't want night vision? That's not weird, right? It's cool!

But on the night of their first meeting, a deadly tornado brings them together and awakens their true abilities - the power to control the element air. Unbeknown to Tate and Foster, they are the first in a group of teens that were genetically manipulated before birth to bond with the elements. Which truly sucks for Foster, as she has to face the fact that Dr. Rick Stewart, her beloved scientist father, betrayed her and now wants to use her and the others for his own nefarious world domination plot.

Foster and Tate must stop Dr. Stewart and his minions before he destroys their lives and the world. In this new superhero multiverse, the Cast duo again combine real world teens and an adventure filled with danger, romance, and superpowers that will thrill House of Night fans looking for their next action packed fix.

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ISBN: 9780062571021
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - February 19th, 2019

Zara Cole was a thief back on Earth, but she’s been recently upgraded to intergalactic fugitive. On the run after a bloody battle in a covert war that she never expected to be fighting, Zara, her copilot, Beatriz, and their Leviathan ship, Nadim, barely escaped the carnage with their lives.


Now Zara and her crew of Honors need a safe haven, far from the creatures who want to annihilate them. But with two wounded Leviathan to treat, plus human and nonhuman refugees to help, they’ll have to settle for the nearest outpost, called the Sliver: a wild, dangerous warren of alien criminals.


Zara’s skills from the Zone may be invaluable.


However, Zara discovers that the secrets of the Sliver may have the power to turn the tide of the war they left behind—but in the wrong direction.


Soon Zara will have to make a choice: Stand against the ultimate evil or run from it. But she’s never walked away from a fight.


Honor Bound is the second installment in Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre’s thrilling and fresh space saga.

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ISBN: 9780062571007
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 15th, 2019

The first book in a daring new sci-fi series from New York Times bestselling authors Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre! In Earth’s distant future, a savvy young criminal is recruited to join the Honors space program, which sends humans into the far reaches of the galaxy aboard sentient spaceships called the Leviathan, only to discover that dangerous secrets are hidden amongst the stars.


Zara Cole has been in and out of New Detroit’s rehab facilities for treatment of her antisocial disorder. There’s no adjusting Zara’s attitude, though. A painful past has made her stronger than most, which is why she chose life in the Zone instead moving with her family to Mars. In her eyes, living inside a dome isn’t much better than a prison cell.


Still, when Zara commits a crime that has her running scared, jail might be exactly where she’s headed. Instead, Zara is recruited into the Honors, an elite team of humans selected by the Leviathan—a race of sentient alien ships—to explore the outer reaches of the universe as their passengers.


Zara seizes the chance to flee Earth’s dangers, but when she meets Nadim, the alien ship she’s assigned to along with fellow Honor Beatriz, Zara starts to feel at home for the first time, along with a devotion she’s never experienced before. Yet nothing—not her Honors training or her street smarts—could have prepared her for the dark, ominous truths that lurk behind the alluring glitter of starlight.

YA Signing: Victoria Scott

Victoria Scott

Victoria Scott signs her newest young adult thriller, We Told Six Lies


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ISBN: 9781640634220
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Published: Entangled: Teen - February 5th, 2019

A taut, fast-paced thriller perfect for fans of April Henry, Megan Miranda, or young adult fans of Gillian Flynn.


Remember how many lies we told, Molly? It’s enough to make my head spin. You were wild when I met you, and I was mad for you. But then something happened. And now you’re gone.

But don’t worry. I’ll find you. I just need to sift through the story of us to get to where you might be. I’ve got places to look, and a list of names.

The police have a list of names, too. See now? There’s another lie. There is only one person they’re really looking at, Molly.

And that’s yours truly.

Author Signing: Dawn Adams Cole

Dawn Adams Cole

Dawn Adams Cole signs her beautiful literary fiction novel set in Houston in the 1930s, Drops of Cerulean. Anyone who calls Houston home, or feels an affinity with the Heights, will want to read this book.

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ISBN: 9781626345553
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Published: Greenleaf Book Group Press - January 29th, 2019

Spanning the years 1930-2014, Drops of Cerulean chronicles the lives of Ilona, the daughter of a Greek restaurateur, who marries into a prominent Houston family; her son, Cadmus, who becomes a professor and then moves into a retirement home after his husband passes away; and Delphina, an anxiety-ridden woman with a mysterious recurring dream.

Ilona and Cadmus have a falling out when Cadmus is a young man, and before they are able to reconcile, Ilona dies. Cadmus is plagued with guilt and feels responsible for the death of his mother. Two worlds collide when, years later, Delphina comes to understand that she had been Ilona, Cadmus's mother, in her previous life. Well written and engaging, Drops of Cerulean deals with topics such as socioeconomic class, LGBT rights and acceptance, rebirth, and past-life regression.

Set in Houston and revolving around the city's ever-changing skyline, Drops of Cerulean is an amazing debut from a gifted writer.

Phillip Margolin Lunch

Phillip MargolinPhillip Margolin, the bestselling writer of thrillers, returns to sign The Perfect Alibi, the sequel to The Third Victim. We'll be serving a light luncheon in the store, in case you're swinging by on your lunch break.

Food and a place in the signing line will be included in the purchase of The Perfect Alibi.

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ISBN: 9781250117526
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Published: Minotaur Books - March 5th, 2019

A young woman accuses a prominent local college athlete of rape. Convicted with the help of undisputable DNA evidence, the athlete swears his innocence and threatens both his lawyer and his accuser as he's sent to prison. Not long after, there's another rape—starting at the same bar—and the DNA test shows that the same person committed both rapes. Which is seemingly impossible since the man convicted of the first rape was in prison at the time of the second one. Now the convicted athlete—with a new lawyer—is granted a new trial and bail. Shortly thereafter, his original lawyer disappears and his law partner is murdered.

Robin Lockwood is a young lawyer with a prestigious small law firm and a former MMA fighter who helped pay for Yale Law School with her bouts. She is representing the victim of the first rape for her civil lawsuit against her rapist, who is now convinced the rapist is stalking her and trying to intimidate her. At the same time, another client is up on a murder charge—one that should be dismissed as self-defense—but the D.A. trying the case is determined to bring it to trial. Now she has to mastermind two impossible cases, trying to find the hidden truth that links the two of them.

Phillip Margolin, the master of the legal thriller, returns in one of his twistiest, most compelling crime novels yet.

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ISBN: 9781250118868
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Published: St. Martin's Paperbacks - October 30th, 2018

A woman stumbles onto a dark road in rural Oregon—tortured, battered, and bound. She tells a horrific story about being kidnapped, then tortured, until she finally managed to escape. She was the lucky one—two other women, with similar burns and bruises, were found dead.

The surviving victim identifies the house where she was held captive and the owner, Alex Mason—a prominent local attorney—is arrested. Although he loudly insists upon his innocence, his wife’s statements about his sexual sadism and the physical evidence found at the scene, his summer home, is damning.

Regina Barrister is a legendary criminal defense attorney, known as “The Sorceress” for her courtroom victories. But she’s got a secret, one that threatens her skill, her reputation, and, most of all, her clients. She’s agreed to take on the seemingly impossible task of defending Alex Mason.

Robin Lockwood, a young lawyer and former MMA fighter, has just left a clerkship at the Oregon Supreme Court to work for Regina Barrister. The Alex Mason trial is her first big one, a likely death penalty case, and she’s second chair to Regina. Increasingly, she’s worried her boss’s behavior and the details in the case against their client don’t quite add up.


"Margolin continues his return to the exceptional form of his early novels with this gripping, tightly plotted, and smoothly written legal thriller... A winner from a veteran genre author." —Booklist on The Third Victim

"Margolin knows how to pack in the thrills!" —Tess Gerritsen

"It takes a really crafty storyteller to put people on the edge of their seats and keep them there. Phillip Margolin does just that." —Chicago Tribune

"In the hands of Phillip Margolin, nothing is ever simple and no one is really safe. He is the master of suspense mystery." —Associated Press

With surprising twist after twist until the shocking ending, The Third Victim is New York Times bestselling Phillip Margolin at his very best.

New Year - New YA Pizza Party

New YA Authors

Start off the new year with some sensational Young Adult reads!  KBB hosts a pizza party with beloved favorites, Sophie Jordan, CC hunter, and Mary Lindsey, and welcomes our new favorite Cheyanne Young, as they sign their latest releases.  Don't miss the giveaways!

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ISBN: 9781328977069
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - January 1st, 2019

Girl Code: Never date a friend’s ex.

Willa Evans has no intention of breaking the code. So what if she’s always secretly loved her next-door neighbor Zach? As her best friend’s boyfriend, he was always off-limits and it needs to stay that way, even though they just broke up. Even though every time she turns around he’s there, tempting her…

No keeping secrets from your bestie.

Flor Hidalgo has a lot on her plate: her breakup with Zach, her dad’s new dating life, and her struggling grades. So why can’t she stop thinking about her hot, know-it-all tutor? At least she’s got Willa, her constant in the chaos.

Breaking the code breaks friendships.

Two friends find themselves tempted by love that defies the rules in this steamy romance perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Simone Elkeles.

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ISBN: 9781635764901
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Published: Everafter Romance - December 11th, 2018

Learning her ghost boyfriend isn't really dead sends Riley Smith reeling, but dead or alive she could use his support when helping the spirit of a convicted criminal leads her to being kidnapped by a street gang.

Riley has accepted that her special gift is to help dead people with their unfinished business. But she never thought she’d be tasked with helping the spirit of a convicted criminal who died in prison. He may lead her on the scariest mission yet, but helping him could mean saving the life of a child. The convict’s daughter needs a liver transplant and the one person who could still be a match is his brother…who also happens to be a gang leader.

Hayden’s not happy that Riley’s discovered who he is and is seeing him sick and unconscious in his hospital bed. This feels like as good a time as ever to cross over and put all of them out of their misery….but Riley is in danger. She’s visiting some of the most dangerous spots and confronting some of the creepiest low-lifes in town. For her, he’ll need to regain his strength and fight to keep her safe.

But dealing with other people’s problems still can’t keep Riley from her own. Her dad’s drinking has gotten worse. And she’ll soon learn it’s because he’s been keeping a huge, horrible secret that will change everything she believes about her family and her mother’s death.

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ISBN: 9781633758834
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Published: Entangled: Teen - November 7th, 2017

We all hold a beast inside. The only difference is what form it takes.

Rain Ryland has lived on the streets his entire life, bouncing from one homeless shelter to another, so when his mother dies and a court orders him to move to a tiny town in the Texas Hill Country to live with an aunt he’s never met, he knows his life is about to change—he just has no idea how much.

Seventeen-year-old Friederike Burkhart has a legacy to protect. She also has a pack of wolf shifters to lead, a coven of spell weavers to guard, a murder to solve, and a boatload of homework on top of it all. The last thing she needs is a nosy human in the mix. But when another dead body turns up, Freddy realizes she can trust no one and is in over her head. Maybe the hot human boy could be the key to finding the killer.

As Freddy and Rain team up to solve the murders and stop more deaths before her pack is exposed, they find themselves the next targets. Can they uncover the killer before losing their lives…or their hearts?

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ISBN: 9781525301407
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Published: Kids Can Press - October 2nd, 2018

How far would you go for your best friend?


The day Raquel has been dreading for months has finally arrived. Sasha, her best friend in the whole world, has died of cancer. Overwhelmed and brokenhearted, Raquel can't even imagine life without her.

And then a letter from Sasha arrives. Has she somehow found a way to communicate from beyond the grave?

In fact, Sasha spent her final weeks planning an elaborate scavenger hunt for the friend she would have to leave behind. When Raquel follows the instructions to return to Sasha's grave, a mysterious stranger with striking eyes is waiting for her. There's a secret attached to this boy that only Sasha --- and now Raquel --- knows.

This boy, Elijah, might be just who Raquel needs to help her move on from her terrible loss. But can Raquel remain true to herself while also honoring her friend's final wish?

Author Signing: J.E. Martin

J.E. MartinCo-author and editor J.E. Martin signs God's hand on My Shoulder, the biography of Joe Carl Martin, Jr.

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ISBN: 9780999359501
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Published: J.E. Martin - April 1st, 2018

GOD'S HAND ON MY SHOULDER is the true story of Joe Carl Martin, Jr., an ordinary man of extraordinary faith. His story is one of quiet courage and great humility, from the Great Depression through World War II to building churches in Mexico.


After joining the United States Army Air Corps during his second year of college, Martin went through basic training followed by flight school to learn how to fly a B-17 bomber in World War II. After earning his wings as a 2nd Lt., he was promoted to the rank of 1st Lt. and Airplane Commander and was assigned to the 349th Bomb Squadron of the 100th Bomb Group at Thorpe Abbotts Air Base in England.


One of the home-bound veterans of the air war said that the 100th was a hard luck outfit. It was known as the "Bloody 100th" because the Luftwaffe had a vendetta against the group, repeatedly singling it out for attack. For 1st Lt. Joe Carl Martin, Jr., and his crew, that attack would occur on 7 April 1945.


"When I was in flight school, our theory of flight instructors explained the rule in physics that governs why an airplane must have a tail to fly. I didn't question their wisdom then. But less than a year later, on 7 April 1945, God made an exception to the rule for nine very lucky airmen." Lt. Col. Henry Cervantes, USAF (Ret., Strategic Air Command) (former copilot of the B-17 E-Z Goin' piloted by 1st Lt. Joe Carl Martin, Jr., on their 25th mission after they were rammed by a German Me-109 during WWII)

Author Signing: Theresa Fallwell

Theresa FallwellLocal author and retired teacher Theresa Fallwell signs her collection of historical short stories, Life's Lessons and a Butter Churn.

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ISBN: 9781722113155
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - July 24th, 2018

Have you ever wondered, how did we get here? What was life like for the people that came before us? Do you wish you had taken more time to talk to the people who lived it? Maybe you have and long to know more. Like a conversation on the front porch or over the kitchen table with grandma, this collection of short stories by Theresa Fallwell will leave you yearning for more; and wanting to revisit a time when people were more connected to each other and the world around them. Life was by no means easier or simpler then-it was just different. You will laugh, and you will cry. And you will be transported to another time, another place.

Author Outreach


Melineh Petrosian PatatanianJoin local author Melineh Petrosian Patatanian at Serene Beans as she signs her memoir, Cry for Rain, a harrowing, poignant memoir of the author's childhood and coming of age as a Christian in Tehran, set against the backdrop of revolution and the rise of Khomeini.

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ISBN: 9781632134929
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Published: Electio Publishing - July 24th, 2018

Ariana's bitter childhood battles with the outside world and her narcissistic mother threaten to consume her soul.


As a Christian minority growing up in Tehran, Iran, Ariana faces harsh physical and emotional abuse from her mother and witnesses the same pain inflicted on her siblings. Her daily awakenings leave her unguarded against her mother's wrath. Despite this, Ariana's only true safe haven comes fleetingly in the presence of her loving papa, Jacob. However, he is often away for weeks on end as a truck driver, leaving her constantly yearning for his return.

"You know your mother loves you very much. If she punishes you, it's not because she's mean. It's not her fault. She is a nervous woman who cannot control her anger."


As she grows up, her search for hope is what she holds onto as she struggles to not only survive her mother's tirades but the loss of friends and family in terror attacks and political involvement during the revolution, the drastic regime change to an Islamic government, and a city embattled with Iraq.

Author Signing: Mike Lupica

Mike LupicaBestselling author Mike Lupica signs his latest Sweet Spot (Ages 10-14) sports novel, No Slam Dunk.


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ISBN: 9780525514855
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Published: Philomel Books - November 6th, 2018

A fast-paced, heartfelt story for basketball fans that proves being a good teammate remains the most important quality in basketball—and in life, from New York Times bestselling author Mike Lupica.

Wes’ father always told him that there was only one ball in basketball. That you had to know when to take it yourself and when to give it up, that finding the right balance was key. So at every practice and game, Wes tries his best to be a good basketball player and, above all, a good teammate.

As the season kicks off, Wes finds that not everyone on his team has the same idea. All-star player and the Hawks’ point guard, Danilo “Dinero” Rey seems determined to hold the spotlight and the ball, even if it means costing his team the game. If Wes is to lead the Hawks to the playoffs, he’ll need to find new ways to dish out an assist—even if it means his most important one comes off the court.

In No Slam Dunk, #1 New York Times bestseller Mike Lupica demonstrates once again that there is no children’s sports novelist today who can match his ability to weave a story of vivid sports action and heartfelt emotion. A touching story about teamwork and family, of selfishness and generosity, No Slam Dunk shows that even in the face of adversity, giving your best is the surest way to victory.


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