IN PERSON Jonny Garza Villa | Ander & Santi Were Here
We are very excited to welcome Jonny Garza Villa to the shop to celebrate their new book, Ander & Santi Were Here. Jonny will be in conversation with Anna Meriano.
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NOTE: Books will be available for pick up at the event. Although reservations are not required, we appreciate them! You can RSVP here.
Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 4:00 PM Central Time
Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079
In order to go through the signing line and meet Jonny Garza Villa for book personalization, please purchase Ander & Santi Were Here 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 cannot attend the event or you live out of town and would like a copy of the book, please indicate any personalization requests in the comments section when you check out.
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About the Authors:
JONNY GARZA VILLA (they/them) is an author of contemporary young adult literature with characters and settings inspired by their own Tejane, Chicane, and queer identities. Whatever the storyline, Jonny ultimately hopes Latines, and, more specifically, queer Mexican American young people will feel seen in their writing. Their debut YA novel Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun was a Pura Belpré Honor Book and a Kirkus Best YA Fiction of 2021 selection. When not writing, Jonny enjoys reading, playing Dungeons and Dragons, visiting taquerías, listening to Selena, and caring for their many cacti children. They live in San Antonio.
Anna Meriano is a writer, teacher, and former band nerd from Houston, Texas. She was a member of the MOB scatter band at Rice University and earned her MFA in creative writing from the New School in New York. She lives in Houston with her dog Cisco and her husband Ariel. She is also the author of This Is How We Fly, and writes about magical pan dulce in the Love Sugar Magic series. You can visit Anna online at annameriano.com and on Twitter @AnnaMisboring
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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe meets The Sun is Also a Star in this YA contemporary love story from Jonny Garza Villa, Ander & Santi Were Here, about a nonbinary Mexican American teen falling for the shy new waiter at their family’s taqueria.
Finding home. Falling in love. Fighting to belong.
A sweet and nerdy contemporary YA novel set in the world of marching band perfect for fans of Late to the Party, Fat Chance, Charlie Vega and Kate in Waiting.