P.C. and Kristin Cast | Spells Trouble

What:

We are happy to welcome P.C. and Kristin Cast as they discuss their new novel Spells Trouble. They will appear in conversation with Francesca Flores and Rose Brock to celebrate the release of their 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:

Thursday, May 27, 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 Spells Trouble 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 Authors:

#1 New York Times  USA Today bestselling author P.C. Cast was born in the Midwest, and, after her tour in the USAF, she taught high school for 15 years before retiring to write full time. PC is a member of the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame. Her novels have been awarded the prestigious: Oklahoma Book Award, YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, Booksellers' Best, and many, many more. Ms. Cast is an experienced teacher and talented speaker who lives in Oregon near her fabulous daughter, her adorable pack of dogs, her crazy Maine Coon, and a bunch of horses.

Kristin Cast is a #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today bestselling author who was born in Japan and grew up in Oklahoma where she explored everything from tattoo modeling to broadcast journalism. After battling addiction, Kristin made her way to the Pacific Northwest and landed in Portland. She rediscovered her passion for storytelling in the stacks at dusty bookstores and in rickety chairs in old coffeehouses. For as long as Kristin can remember, she's been telling stories. Thankfully, she's been writing them down since 2005.

About the Conversational Partners:

Francesca Flores is a writer, traveler and linguist. Raised in Pittsburgh, she read every fantasy book she could get her hands on and started writing her own stories at a young age. She began writing Diamond City while working as a corporate travel manager. When she's not writing or reading, Francesca enjoys traveling, dancing ballet and jazz, practicing trapeze and contortion, and visiting parks and trails around San Francisco, where she currently resides.

Rose Brock, Ph.D, is a veteran educator and specialist in YA literature, she’s spent twenty years as a public school educator working as a language arts teacher and as a school librarian. She now works as an associate professor in the Department of Library Science and Technology at Sam Houston State University. As a classroom teacher, Rose was selected by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as a Mandel fellow, and as a school librarian, she was awarded the Siddie Joe Johnson Award for Outstanding Service to Youth by the Texas Library Association.  She is the author of the textbook, Young Adult Literature in Action: A Librarian's Guide and editor of the young adult anthology, Hope Nation: Young Adult Authors Share Personal Moments of InspirationHope Nation was selected for the Texas Library Association’s 2019 Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List, as well as received the following nods designations: a New York Times New & Noteworthy, 2018 Best YA Audiobook of the Year (Audiofile Magazine), the Earphones Award by the Audio Publisher’s Association, a Junior Library Guild Selection, and starred reviews from Booklist and VOYA magazine. Rose is also the cofounder of the ALA award winning North Texas Teen Book Festival, described by the Dallas Morning News as “the region's largest book-related event”. In addition to her work on NTTBF, Rose has been a tireless and advocate for using audiobooks as tools for literacy and is cofounder of the national literacy initiative Guys Listen, a part of the Guys Read literacy national program. Rose’s next professional publication, Sound Advice: An Audiobook Selection Handbook for Library Collections will be available in 2022. 

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: 
Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Spells Trouble: Sisters of Salem Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250765635
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Wednesday Books - May 25th, 2021

Double double, twins spell trouble…


Shadow City: A Novel (City of Steel and Diamond #2) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250220486
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Wednesday Books - January 26th, 2021

Francesca Flores' Shadow City is the stunning action-packed conclusion to The City of Diamond and Steel duology.