HYBRID: Daniel Jose Older | Ballad and Dagger

What:

Daniel José Older will appear in person to discuss his new novel Ballad and Dagger with our good friend J. Elle. This event will also be streamed live via a Zoom webinar. You will be able to see the author, but they will not be able to see you. We will have the chat and the Q&A functions open in the webinar.

Due to the size of the shop, we cannot effectively socially distance, so all event attendees will be required to mask. We have surgical masks on hand if you find yourself without one. Given the rapidly shifting circumstances surrounding COVID, please check this page to confirm that the event will take place in person.

If you prefer to attend via Zoom:

  • This event is free to attend, but registration is required. You can register for the VIRTUAL event here. Once you register, you will receive an invitation to join the virtual event. If you are attending in person, registration is not required. 
  • NOTE: Because this is a virtual event that will be hosted on Zoom, you will need access a computer or other device that is capable of accessing the internet at a sufficient bandwidth. If you have not used Zoom before, don't worry: It's easy! Here's a quick reference guide to help you get oriented: Getting Started with Zoom

When:

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022 at 7:00 PM Central Time

In order to go through the signing line and meet Daniel José Older for book personalization, please purchase Ballad and Dagger from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, we will issue a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line. Your book and signing line ticket can be picked up at the event. If you are viewing virtually, we hope you’ll consider purchasing a copy of Ballad and Dagger from our bookshop. Your support is critical to keeping us here and offering events like this, and we hope to do that for many years to come! 

Blue Willow Bookshop expects all participants to maintain an atmosphere of respect and fairness. Any comments or questions that violate this standard of behavior including any form of harassment, may, at the discretion of the organizers, be immediately removed.

About the Creator:

Daniel José Older is a New York Times best-selling author and story architect. He has published fourteen novels and numerous short stories and essays, and he is a regular comics writer for Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures and Marvel. He won the International Latino Book Award and has been a finalist for the Kirkus Prize, the Mythopoeic Award, the Locus Award, the Andre Norton Award, and the World Fantasy Award. You can find his thoughts on writing, read dispatches from his decade-long career as an NYC paramedic, and hear his music at http: //danieljoseolder.net, as well as on YouTube, @djolder on Twitter, @danieljose1 on Instagram, and @danieljoseolder on TikTok. He lives with his wife and son in New Orleans.

J. Elle is the bestselling author of young adult and middle-grade fantasy fiction. She is best known for her debut duology, Wings of Ebony, which is a 2022 NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Literary Work for Youth and Teens. Her work has been translated into three languages. The former educator and first-generation college student credits her nomadic lifestyle and humble inner-city beginnings as inspiration for her novels. When she’s not writing, Elle can be found mentoring aspiring authors, binging reality TV, loving on her three littles, or cooking up something true to her Southern roots. More at www.authorjelle.com. 

Ordering:

Payment type must be "CreditCard." Shipping will be charged if you want the book shipped to you. If you'd prefer to use our curbside pickup program, we ask that you please collect your book(s) within one month of the event date. After that date, your book will be donated to a Houston-based literacy organization.

International shipping can run from $25-50US in addition to the cost of the book and can take up to 3 months to reach its destination. Additionally, we can only ship to certain regions and countries. If you'd like to pursue international shipping, please email cathy@bluewillowbookshop.com.

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
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