Wendelin Van Draanen and Mark Parsons
What: Wendelin Van Draanen and Mark Parsons will discuss and sign their books for kids from elementary school through high school.
When: Monday, April 14, 5:00 pm
Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079
Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Wendelin Van Draanen and Mark Parsons for book personalization, please purchase one of their books 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.
About the Author:
Wendelin Van Draanen has written more than thirty novels for young readers and teens. She is the author of the long running Edgar-winning SAMMY KEYES series, and two four-book series for younger readers (SHREDDERMAN and THE GECKO & STICKY). Additionally, she has written several stand-alone novels, including THE RUNNING DREAM and FLIPPED.
Mark Parsons has published primarily non-fiction, penning over a hundred articles for national magazines as well as a pair of non-fiction books. His debut novel, ROAD RASH, is a YA adventure.
The latest book in the SAMMY KEYES series is KILLER CRUISE. Sammy knew that getting to know her new rockstar dad on a cruise would be a little uncomfortable. . . . But when the heiress to a perfume empire disappears from the ship, it turns out everyone's in for a rocky ride. This book is a classic locked-room whodunit—Sammy Keyes style.
Wendelin’s latest book for teens is the Schneider Award-winning THE RUNNING DREAM. In it, Jessica thinks her life is over when she loses a leg in a car accident. She's not comforted by the news that she'll be able to walk with the help of a prosthetic leg. As she struggles to cope with crutches and a first cyborg-like prosthetic, Jessica feels oddly both in the spotlight and invisible.
Mark’s debut novel for teens is ROAD RASH, a story about Zach, a 17-year old high school boy who gets to spend a summer as part of a band. Drawing from Parsons’s many years of experience as a rock drummer, this story explores what life on the road is really like, the relationships, the adventures, and – most of all—the music.
A limited number of autographed copies of Wendelin’s and Mark’s books will be available for purchase after the event. If you cannot attend the event, and would like a personalized copy of one of their books, please call us before the event at (281) 497-8675.
If you can't attend the event or need a copy shipped to you, you may call the store or add the appropriate book to your cart on our website. Payment type must be "CreditCard." In the order notes, add personalization details.
To place an international order, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain shipping details and to have items shipped to you. Staff will respond within 24-48 hours.
"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" —Midwest Children's Book Review
Sammy knew that getting to know her new rockstar dad on a cruise would be a little uncomfortable. . . . But when the heiress to a perfume empire disappears from the ship, it turns out everyone's in for a rocky ride.
When Jessica is told she’ll never run again, she puts herself back together—and learns to dream bigger than ever before. The acclaimed author of Flipped delivers a powerful and healing story.
A teenage drummer finds out what life is "really" like on tour with a rock band in this funny and bittersweet YA novel. For anyone who loved "Almost Famous" or "This Is Spinal Tap."