Thursday, March 29, 2012

Upcoming Author/Illustrator Events

Wondering what's going on in your neighborhood? Here are just a few author/illustrator events from our local bookstores. Make sure you visit the websites for more information and more events.

Secret Garden Events:

March 31 at 6:00 p.m.
Author Lisa Lutz wil share a sneak peek of her forthcoming picture book, HOW TO NEGOTIATE EVERYTHING with art by our own amazing Jaime Temairik!!! Lisa and Jaime will reminisce about how they met, which involved some very poor private investigating and a lot of Irish coffee.
Additionally, join Lisa and Jaime for an unofficial booze up post-book event across the street at the Balmar at 7:30 p.m.

April 9 at 7 p.m.
Peter Lerangis is the author of more than 160 books, which have sold more than 4.5 million copies and been translated into 28 different languages, including the bestselling series THE 39 CLUES.

April 10 at 6:30 p.m. (Event held at Seattle Public Library: Central branch)
Come meet Peter and the Starcatchers co-author (with Dave Barry) Ridley Pearson, author of over 50 books for people of all ages.

Third Place Books Events:

April 2 from 7-8 p.m.
at the Lake Forest Park store
Author Barry Lyga will be reading and signing his book, I HUNT KILLERS.

April 7 at 3 p.m. at the Ravenna store
CELEBRATE NATIONAL POETRY MONTH! Kenn Nesbitt is possibly the funniest and most sought-after children's poet writing today. When he's not writing, podcasting, updating his website (, or visiting schools sharing his wacky brand of humor with kids across America, Kenn can be found cuddling his collection of stuffed bears. He seriously cannot get enough of bears. Or chickens.

Friday April 20 at 4 p.m. at Seattle Library: North East branch 6801 35th Avenue N.E.
The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict by Trenton Lee Stewart
Trenton Lee Stewart will be reading and signing THE EXTRAORDINARY EDUCATION OF NICHOLAS BENEDICT.
Before there was a Mysterious Benedict Society, there was Nicholas Benedict. And here is his story. Fans of Trenton Lee Stewart's series of books about a group of extraordinary kids who solve mysteries will delight in this new book about the boyhood education of the man who started the society.

April 6 at 7 p.m.
R.L. LaFevers' GRAVE MERCY event.
Join us and THEODOSIA series author R.L. LaFevers as she shares her new teen novel, GRAVE MERCY. This powerful first volume of the 'His Fair Assassin' series is a must-read! LaFevers' complex tale incorporates magic both sparingly and subtly.

April 27, from 11-noon
Alex Beard Author Event. Alex Beard will once again be visiting Mockingbird Books! Help us celebrate his latest book CROCODILE'S TEARS by joining us for an 11 a.m. storytime. Alex is a celebrated painter from New Orleans.

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