The books shop is small, but it made for a nice intimate event. The authors who were part of the Fierce Reads tour - S.A. (Stephanie) Bodeen (The Compound, The Fallout), Marissa Meyer (Cinder, Scarlet), and Leila Sales (This Song Will Save Your Life) - were relaxed, personable and funny and they would all make spectacular author visits. The event was moderated at first and then the audience was able to ask questions. Meyer, who currently has a movie deal for her Lunar Chronicles series, announced for the first time that she has a new book coming out, Heartless, which will be the back story for the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland.
The schedule of events at Children's Book World is posted on their website and you will be quite impressed with the authors and illustrators who will be stopping by. I'm particularly looking forward to the following:
- Oct 15 Gayle Forman
- Oct 18 Outsiders Speak Up - Jennifer R. Hubbard, K.M. Walton, Alison Ashley Formento Abbott, Jon Gibbs, and Ellen Jensen
- Oct 20 Matt Phelan, Linda Sue Park, and David Wiesner
- Nov 7 A.S. King
- Nov 21 James Dashner (Maze Runner was our OBOS selection last year!)