Join award-winning and bestselling YA fantasy authors Beth Revis (Across the Universe, A World Without You), Mary Weber (Storm Siren Trilogy, To Best the Boys), Nadine Brandes (Fawkes, Romanov) and Sara Ella (The Unblemished Trilogy, Coral) as they chat about life, writing, and all the bookish things.
They’ll be signing books, answering your questions (with the help of their fabulous moderator Ashley Townsend, author of the Rising Shadows Trilogy), and giving away Advanced Reader Copies of some of their 2019 releases! You won’t want to miss this special, one time event you’ll only experience at Changing Hands, Tempe.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Once upon a time, SARA ELLA dreamed she would marry a prince and live in a Disney castle. Today, she spends her days throwing living room dance parties for her two princesses, raising her little prince to be a king, and conquering realms of her own imaginings. Oh, and her husband is definitely more swoon-worthy than any Prince Charming. Sara's UNBLEMISHED trilogy has received high praise and multiple awards, but none as rewarding as the love and support she receives from her readers every day. Her new story Coral, a reimagining of The Little Mermaid, releases in the fall of 2019. When she's not on deadline, Sara Ella can most often be found fangirling on Facebook, Instagram, or her YouTube channel. She may or may not be obsessed with #Bookstagram, which feeds her current addiction to bookish tea and candles. A lover of fairy tales, she believes "Happily Ever After is Never Far Away."
NADINE BRANDES once spent four days as a sea cook in the name of book research. She is the author of the award-winning Out of Time Series and Fawkes (July 2018) Her inner fangirl perks up at the mention of soul-talk, Quidditch, bookstagram, and Oreos. When she's not busy writing novels about bold living, she's adventuring through Middle Earth or taste-testing a new chai. She and her Auror husband plan to live in a Tiny House on wheels. Current mission: paint the world in shalom.
MARY WEBER is the award-winning HarperCollins author of the bestselling young adult Storm Siren Trilogy, and The Sofi Snow duology. An avid school and conference speaker, Mary's passion is helping others find their voice amid a world that often feels too loud. When she's not plotting adventures involving tough girls who frequently take over the world, Mary sings 80s hairband songs to her three muggle children and ogles her husband who looks strikingly like Wolverine. They live in California which is perfect for stalking LA bands and the ocean.
BETH REVIS grew up in the Appalachian Mountains with a cemetery in her backyard, which is probably why she prefers her stories to be dark and full of twists. She's the New York Times bestselling author of the Across the Universe trilogy, which has been translated into more than 20 languages. Beth lives in a house full of boys—her husband, son, and two massive dogs—and she forces them all to watch reruns of Firefly and Doctor Who.
ASHLEY TOWNSEND is a young twenty-something author at Ink Smith Publishing and has been spinning tales since she discovered that her wild imagination could make a career. She is a native to bookstores, coffee shops, the beach, and San Diego, CA. She also has an unexplainable aversion to clowns and describes outlines as a "proverbial noose." Check out the Rising Shadows trilogy everywhere books are sold: Rising Shadows, Chasing Shadows, & Defying Shadows.