Start: 7:00 pm
Highlands Ranch: Acclaimed fantasy author Brandon Sanderson, who recently completed Robert Jordan’s bestselling The Wheel of Time series with the long-awaited A Memory of Light, will read from and sign his first book for young readers The Rithmatist (Tor). “Brimming with wit, mystery, and enough ideas to make ten other books jealous, The Rithmatist is boldly entertaining and wildly original. Armedius Academy is the first magic school that really teaches magic—the chalk-based Rithmatics, both a mystic science and a delightful visual art—and I have never had more fun learning anything. The creepy climax had me on the edge of my seat, and the slam-bang finish made me stand up and cheer.”—Dan Wells, author of I Am Not a Serial Killer and Partials Free numbered tickets for a place in the signing line will be handed out at 6:00 pm. Seating for the presentation prior to the signing is limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis to ticketed customers only. Can’t make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: email@example.com Brandon Sanderson’s website
Start: 7:00 pm
Colfax Avenue: The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators joins us in hosting a panel discussion and signing with five local authors. Our panelists include Darby Karchut, author of the middle grade fantasy Finn Finnigan (Spencer Hill Press); Jeannie Mobley, author of the middle grade historical novel Katerina’s Wish (Margaret K. McElderry Books); Emily Hainsworth, author of the magical young adult novel Through to You (Balzer & Bray); Donna Cooner, author of the powerful young adult novel Skinny (Scholastic); and Phyllis J. Perry, author of Bold Women in Colorado History ($12.00 Mountain Press), a collection of biographies for middle grade readers.Guests at this event can enter to win some great prizes!