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Mark your calendars for Sunday April 6th as Wellesley Books presents best-selling young adult authors Eoin Colfer, Ridley Pearson, Jonathan Stroud, and Rick Riordan in this exclusive Mega-Awesome Adventures author showcase! This event will be held at the Dana Hall School in their Waldo Auditorium (45 Dana Road, Wellesley)
This is a ticketed event. Tickets are now on sale. Tickets are $20 and include ONE book, pre-signed by the author of your choice, which must be selected at the time of ticket purchase from the following options: W.A.R.P: Reluctant Assassin (Colfer); Kingdom Keepers I: Disney After Dark (Pearson); Kingdom Keepers VII: The Insider (Pearson); Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase (Stroud); The Heroes of Olympus 1: The Lost Hero (Riordan); or The Heroes of Olympus 4: House of Hades (Riordan). The books will be available for pick-up at the event.
Please note: Copies of each book are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. Additional pre-signed copies by all of the authors can also be purchased the day of the event (while supplies last). Authors will not be personalizing any books purchased nor items attendees bring from home. Tickets can be purchased online (below), over the phone at (781) 431.1160, or in the store. For any additional questions, please contact Wellesley Books at (781) 431-1160.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Eoin Colfer is the New York Times best-selling author of the Artemis Fowl series, Airman, Half Moon Investigations, The Supernaturalist, Eoin Colfer’s Legend of… books, The Wish List, Benny and Omar; and Benny and Babe. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children. Visit eoincolfer.com for more information.
Ridley Pearson is the award-winning author of multiple adventure series for (young-ish) readers, including The Kingdom Keepers, Steel Trapp, and with Dave Barry, Peter and the Starcatchers. Ridley is also a best-selling crime novelist of more than 25 titles. Pearson was the first U.S. citizen to be awarded the Raymond Chandler/Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction at Oxford University. He lives in St. Louis, MO with his wife and two daughters. Visit ridleypearson.com for more information.
Jonathan Stroud is the author of the New York Times best-selling Bartimaeus Trilogy, as well as Heroes of the Valley, The Leap, The Last Siege, and Buried Fire. He lives in England with his family. Visit jonathanstroud.com for more information.
Rick Riordan is the author of the # 1 New York Times best-selling The Heroes of Olympus series; the #1 New York Times best-selling Kane Chronicles series; and the five books in the #1 New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. His previous novels for adults include the hugely popular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mystery genre. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons.Visit rickriordan.com for more information.
ABOUT THE BOOKS:
Eoin Colfer’s WARP: Riley, a teen orphan boy living in Victorian London, has had the misfortune of being apprenticed to Albert Garrick, an illusionist who has fallen on difficult times and now uses his unique conjuring skills to gain access to victims’ dwellings. On one such escapade, Garrick brings his reluctant apprentice along and urges him to commit his first killing. Riley is saved from having to commit the grisly act when the intended victim turns out to be a scientist from the future, part of the FBI’s Witness Anonymous Relocation Program (WARP) Riley is unwittingly transported via wormhole to modern day London, followed closely by Garrick. In modern London, Riley is helped by Chevron Savano, a nineteen-year-old FBI agent sent to London as punishment after a disastrous undercover, anti-terrorist operation in Los Angeles. Together Riley and Chevie must evade Garrick, who has been fundamentally altered by his trip through the wormhole. Garrick is now not only evil, but he also possesses all of the scientist’s knowledge. He is determined to track Riley down and use the timekey in Chevie’s possession to make his way back to Victorian London where he can literally change the world.
Ridley Pearson’s Kingdom Keepers VII: The Insider: The Kingdom Keepers’ senior year in high school is almost over. For more than three years, things have been quiet. Their battles are long behind them, they agree, the threat to the Disney realm silenced—albeit at great cost. But inside the catacombs of the Aztec temple where Finn Whitman faced down his nemesis the monstrous Chernabog, a new threat brews.
Jonathan Stroud’s Screaming Staircase: A sinister Problem has occurred in London: all nature of ghosts, haunts, spirits, and specters are appearing throughout the city, and they aren’t exactly friendly. Only young people have the psychic abilities required to see-and eradicate-these supernatural foes. Many different Psychic Detection Agencies have cropped up to handle the dangerous work, and they are in fierce competition for business. In The Screaming Staircase, the plucky and talented Lucy Carlyle teams up with Anthony Lockwood, the charismatic leader of Lockwood & Co, a small agency that runs independent of any adult supervision. After an assignment leads to both a grisly discovery and a disastrous end, Lucy, Anthony, and their sarcastic colleague, George, are forced to take part in the perilous investigation of Combe Carey Hall, one of the most haunted houses in England. Will Lockwood & Co. survive the Hall’s legendary Screaming Staircase and Red Room to see another day? Readers who enjoyed the action, suspense, and humor in Jonathan Stroud’s internationally best-selling Bartimaeus books will be delighted to find the same ingredients, combined with deliciously creepy scares, in his thrilling and chilling Lockwood & Co. series.
Rick Riordan’s House of Hades: At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy’s instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea’s forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors from both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape? The stakes are higher than ever in this adventure that dives into the depths of Tartarus.
Dana Hall School – Waldo Auditorium
45 Dana Road, Wellesley, MA 02482-5714
Jonathan Stroud, Andrew Donkin, and Lee Sullivan sign on Thursday February 24th from 6:00 – 7:00pm.
Forbidden Planet – London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
Forbidden Planet is pleased to announce a signing and Q&A by Jonathan Stroud and Andrew Donkin, plus live art by Lee Sullivan, all for the gorgeous graphic novel The Amulet of Samarkand at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Thursday 24th February 6 – 7pm.
Meet the authors and the artist who have brought this electrifying tale of to life as a full-colour graphic novel.
Set in a modern-day London controlled by magicians, an irresistible plot is woven through sharp dialogue and stunning new artwork. Nathaniel, a young magician’s apprentice, has revenge on his mind. Desperate to defy his master and take on more challenging spells, he secretly summons the 5000-year-old djinni, Bartimaeus. Against his will, Bartimaeus is packed off to steal the powerful Amulet of Samarkand from Simon Lovelace, a master magician of unrivalled ruthlessness and ambition. Before long, both djinni and apprentice are caught up in a terrifying flood of magical intrigue, leading to a thrilling and hilarious adventure.
Jonathan Stroud is the author of the Bartimaeus trilogy, and the prequel, The Ring of Solomon, which have now sold over 6 million copies worldwide. Andrew Donkin has written more than sixty books for children and adults, and he has co-written the graphic novel adaptations of Eoin Colfer’s Artemis Fowl and Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident. Comic book artist and book illustrator Lee Sullivan’s work includes comics Transformers, Judge Dredd and Doctor Who.