VIRTUAL EVENT: JENNA YOON - Lia Park and the Missing Jewel

Jenna Yoon event graphic with author photo and jacket cover image of Lia Park and the Missing Jewel
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 6:00pm
Virtual Event

Join Jenna Yoon and Adrianna Cuevas in celebration of Jenna's new book, LIA PARK AND THE MISSING JEWEL, followed by a Q&A.


  • Tickets are required to join this virtual event and are available exclusively through Eventbrite.
  • All book tickets come with a signed copy of Lia Park and the Missing Jewel. Free tickets are available and do not come with a copy of the event book.
  • Book ticket price includes domestic shipping cost. Sales tax and service fees will apply to grand total.
  • No international book orders are available for this event.
  • You will receive your access link in your confirmation email following your registration for this event.
  • Event Begins at 6:00PM CDT.
  • Books will begin shipping following this virtual event.

NOTE: Because this is a virtual event that will be hosted on Zoom, you will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing and sufficient Internet access. If you have not used Zoom before, you may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom.


Perfect for fans of the Storm Runner and Aru Shah series, this thrilling middle grade fantasy follows a young girl who must venture to the undersea kingdom of the Dragon King in Korea to save her parents from an evil diviner spirit.

Twelve-year old Lia Park just wants to fit in. Her parents work with a mysterious organization that makes them ridiculously overprotective. Lia’s every move has been scrutinized since she was born, and she’d love to have the option of doing something exciting for once. So when she gets invited to the biggest birthday party of the year—and her parents say she can’t go—Lia sneaks out.

But her first act of rebellion not only breaks her parents’ rules, but also an ancient protection spell, allowing an evil diviner spirit to kidnap and ransom her parents for a powerful jewel that her family has guarded for years. With just the clothes on her back and some very rusty magical skills, Lia finds herself chasing mysterious clues that take her to her grandmother’s home in Korea.

From there, she has to make their way to the undersea kingdom of the Dragon King, the only person who knows where the powerful jewel might be. Along with her friend, Joon, Lia must dig deep and find courage to stand up for those who are weak—and become the hero her parents need.


Jenna Yoon studied Art History at Wellesley College and received her master’s degree in Korean art history from Ewha Womans University. She’s lived about half her life in both Korea and the United States. When she’s not writing, Jenna loves to travel, find yummy eats, play board games, and take skin care very seriously. Currently, she lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and two kids.


Adrianna Cuevas is the author of Cuba in My Pocket and The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez. She is a first-generation Cuban American originally from Miami, Florida. After teaching Spanish and ESOL for sixteen years, she decided to pursue her passion for storytelling. Adrianna currently resides outside of Austin, Texas, with her husband and son, where they enjoy hiking, traveling, and cooking lots of Cuban food.

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