Monday, August 13th at 7 PM
BREE BARTON, KAYLA OLSON, and CORY PUTMAN OAKES
speaking & signing
Heart of Thorns, The Sandcastle Empire, and Witchtown
Moderated by Samantha M. Clark
ABOUT HEART OF THORNS
Inventive and heart-racing, this fiercely feminist teen fantasy trilogy from debut author Bree Barton examines a dark kingdom in which only women can possess magic—and every woman is suspected of having it.
Mia Rose wants only one thing: revenge against the Gwyrach—feared, reviled, and magical women—who killed her mother. After years training under her father’s infamous Hunters, Mia is ready. She will scour the four kingdoms, find her mother’s murderer, and enact the Hunters’ Creed: heart for a heart, life for a life.
But when Mia is thrust into the last role she ever wanted—promised wife to the future king—she plots a daring escape. On her wedding night, Mia discovers something she never imagined: She may be a Huntress, but she’s also a Gwyrach. As the truth comes to light, Mia must untangle the secrets of her own past. Now if she wants to survive, Mia must learn to trust her heart . . . even if it kills her.
ABOUT BREE BARTON
Bree Barton is a writer in Los Angeles. When she’s not lost in whimsy, she works as a ghostwriter and a dance teacher to teen girls. She is on Instagram and YouTube, where she posts funny videos with her melancholy dog. Bree is not a fan of corsets.
ABOUT SANDCASTLE EMPIRE
Before the war, Eden’s life was easy. Then the revolution happened, and everything changed.
Now a powerful group called the Wolfpack controls the earth and its resources. And even though Eden has lost everything to them, she refuses to die by their hands. She knows the coordinates to the only neutral ground left in the world, a place called Sanctuary Island, and she is desperate to escape to its shores.
Eden finally reaches the island and meets others resistant to the Wolves. But the solace is short-lived when one of Eden’s new friends goes missing. Braving the jungle in search of their lost ally, they quickly discover Sanctuary is filled with lethal traps and an enemy they never expected.
This island might be deadlier than the world Eden left behind, but surviving it is the only thing that stands between her and freedom.
ABOUT KAYLA OLSON
Kayla Olson lives in Texas with her family. She loves the beach, but would hate to be stranded on one—if she were, however, her essential survival items would be black coffee from a French press, the darkest chocolate, and an army of Sharpie highlighters.
When sixteen-year-old Macie O'Sullivan and her masterfully manipulative mother Aubra arrive at the gates of Witchtown--the most famous and mysterious witch-only haven in the world--they have one goal in mind: to rob it for all it's worth.
But that plan derails when Macie and Aubra start to dig deeper into Witchtown's history and uncover that there is more to the quirky haven than meets the eye.
Exploring the haven by herself, Macie finds that secrets are worth more than money in Witchtown.
Secrets have their own power.
ABOUT CORY PUTMAN OAKES
Sometimes around sixth grade, Cory Putman Oakes had to face the sad truth that being a heroine in a Madeleine L'Engle book was not a valid career choice. Since then, she graduated from UCLA and Cornell Law School, worked as an associate at a big law firm, and taught at Texas State University. She finally decided that writing books was the best alternative to living in them. She lives in Austin, Texas with her family.
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