Maureen Johnson | Hello, Cruel Heart

What:

We are THRILLED to launch Maureen Johnson's new novel Hello, Cruel Heart. She will appear in conversation with Holly Black to celebrate the release of her novel.

  • This event is free to attend, but registration is required. You can register for the event here. Once you register, you will receive an invitation to join the event.
  • 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, April 7, 2021 at 7:00pm Central Time

We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re interested in attending this event, we hope you’ll consider purchasing a copy of Hello, Cruel Heart 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! 

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About the Author:

Maureen Johnson is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of several YA novels, including 13 Little Blue EnvelopesThe Name of the Star, and Truly Devious. She has also done collaborative works, such as Let it Snow (with John Green and Lauren Myracle), recently released as a full-length Netflix film. She has an MFA in writing from Columbia University and lives in New York City. Visit her website at maureenjohnsonbook.com

About the conversational partner: 

Holly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy novels for kids and teens. Some of her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Modern Faerie Tales, the Curse Workers, Doll Bones, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, The Darkest Part of the Forest, the Magisterium series (with Cassandra Clare), The Cruel Prince and the #1 New York Times Bestselling sequel, The Wicked King. She has been a finalist for an Eisner Award, and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award, the Mythopoeic Award and a Newbery Honor. She lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret door.

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 will be $35.00.

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 7:00pm
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Hello, Cruel Heart Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368057769
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney Press - April 6th, 2021

An electric new story of teenage Cruella de Vil in an original novel inspired by the upcoming Walt Disney Studios Live Action Film, Cruella.


Heart of the Moors: An Original Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368045612
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney Press - October 8th, 2019

From New York Timesbestselling author Holly Blackcomes a captivating original novel set between Disney's Maleficent and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, in which newly-queened Aurora struggles to be the best leader to both the humans and Fair Folk under her reign; her beau, Prince Phillip, longs to get to know Aurora and her kingdom better; and Maleficen