Joy Preble and Heather Terrell


What: Joy Preble and Heather Terrell will be in conversation to discuss their books for young adults.

When: Friday, November 8, 7:00 p.m.

Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079



In order to go through the signing line and meet Joy Preble or Heather Terrell for book personalization, please purchase one of their books from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, you will receive a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line.

About the Authors:

Joy Preble grew up in Chicago and has had many jobs including high school English teacher, but settled for becoming a writer so she could get paid for making up stuff. She now lives with her family in Texas, writing, eating guacamole, and unsuccessfully fighting her Bravo Channel addiction. Visit her at

Heather Terrell worked as a commercial litigator in New York City for over ten years, but she has always been obsessed with myth, lore, and the gap between history and the truth. This preoccupation has led to several loosely factual historical novels ("The Chrysalis," "The Map Thief," "Brigid of Kildare") and the pure-lore "Fallen Angel" series. "Relic" is the first installment of The Books of Eva series. She lives in Pittsburgh with her family. Visit her at



When Eva's twin brother, Eamon, falls to his death just a few months before he is due to participate in The Testing, no one expects Eva to take his place. She's a Maiden, slated for embroidery classes, curtseys, and soon a prestigious marriage befitting the daughter of an Aerie ruler. But Eva insists on honoring her brother by becoming a Testor. After all, she wouldn't be the first Maiden to Test, just the first in 150 years. Eva knows the Testing is no dance class. Gallant Testors train for their entire lives to search icy wastelands for Relics: artifacts of the corrupt civilization that existed before The Healing drowned the world. Out in the Boundary Lands, Eva must rely on every moment of the lightning-quick training she received from Lukas--her servant, a Boundary native, and her closest friend now that Eamon is gone.

But there are threats in The Testing beyond what Lukas could have prepared her for. And no one could have imagined the danger Eva unleashes when she discovers a Relic that shakes the Aerie to its core.


In THE SWEET DEAD LIFE, 14-year-old Jenna Samuels is being poisoned. So she does the unthinkable: gets in a car with her stoner brother Casey. They crash rushing to the hospital, and Jenna awakes in the ER to find that Casey has died—and come back as her guardian angel. He's now nauseatingly attractive to everyone and even more annoying to her, but they must work together to uncover the shocking truth about her poisoning and what it has to do with their father's disappearance.


A limited number of autographed copies of Joy and Heather’s books will be available for purchase after the event. If you cannot attend the event, but would like a personalized copy of their books, and can stop in and pick up the book, please call us before the event at (281) 497-8675. See below if you would like to order a copy online and have it shipped to you.

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Event date: 
Friday, November 8, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
14532 Memorial Dr
77079 Houston
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ISBN: 9781616951504
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Soho Teen - May 14th, 2013

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By Heather Terrell, Ricardo Cortes (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781616951962
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Soho Teen - October 29th, 2013

The truth will test you...

For fans of Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games: high fantasy and dystopia meet in this high-stakes tale of a civilization built on lies and the girl who single-handedly brings it down.