Does it get any better than this? Spend an evening with two amazing YA writers, who also happen to be BFFs. Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz dish on writing YA, fandom, guilty pleasures, and their exciting new books.
Margaret Stohl’s Rolls Royce is delightful, tongue-in-cheek take on reality TV. Sixteen-year-old Bentley Royce seems to have it all: an actual Bentley, tuition to a fancy private school, lavish vacations, and everything else that comes along with being an LA starlet. But after five seasons on her family’s reality show, Rolling with the Royces, and a lifetime of dealing with her narcissistic sister, Porsche, media-obsessed mother, Mercedes, and somewhat clueless brother, Maybach, Bentley wants out. Luckily for her, it looks like cancellation may be in the works for season six. But with the show potentially ending and Porche’s failing lip gloss collection wiping out the family fortune, one thing becomes startlingly clear: without the show, there is no family. For the people she loves, Bentley will have to do the unthinkable—she’ll have to save the show.
Melissa de la Cruz’s brings to life the love story of Elizabeth Schuyler and Alexander Hamilton in her new book, Eliza and Alex. The year is 1777. As the battle cries of the American Revolution echo in the distance, New York society is readying itself for one of its biggest events: the Schuylers’ grand ball. Descended from two of the oldest and most distinguished bloodlines in New York, the Schuylers are proud to be one of the new country’s founding families, and even prouder of their daughters—witty Angelica, dazzling Peggy, and Eliza whose beauty and charm rivals that of both her sisters. Much more concerned with the colonist’s cause than balls, Eliza can barely contain her excitement upon hearing about the arrival of one Alexander Hamilton—a mysterious, rakish young colonel and General George Washington’s right-hand man.
Join us for a fun signing and discussion for two irresistible new reads.
Margaret Stohl is the #1 New York Times best-selling co-author of the Beautiful Creatures series. She is also the author of the instant best-seller Black Widow: Forever Red, and its sequel Black Widow: Red Vengeance, or as noted by one television writer, “those little paper things.” (The word you’re looking for is books.) Growing up in the shadow of Hollywood, Margaret spent her adolescence crank-calling Harrison Ford, living across the hall from a John Waters starlet, and waving to Starline Tours buses as they stopped to take pictures of her P.E. class at Mulholland Hall, where she first met Bentley Royce. These are and are not her stories.
Melissa de la Cruz is the #1 New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and Publishers Weekly internationally bestselling author of many critically acclaimed novels, including The Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel and the Summer on East End series. Her Blue Bloods series has sold over three million copies, and the Witches of East End series became an hour-long television drama on the Lifetime network.
Seattle, University Bookstore, 7pm with Margaret Stohl
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction: Reaching Readers
Sunday| 4/23/2017 | 12:30 PM | YA Stage
Javitz Center, New York, NY
Saturday, June 3rd with Renee Ahdieh, Marie Lu and Danielle Paige.
National Book Festival
Huntington Beach: Tuesday, October 4
Joint Launch Event with Kami Garcia (The Lovely Reckless) and Lauren Oliver (Replica)
Barnes & Noble in Huntington Beach, CA
Redwood City: Wednesday, October 5
Kepler’s Books, Redwood Shores Branch Library in Redwood City, CA
Decatur: Thursday, October 6
Little Shop of Stories in Decatur, GA
Princeton: Friday, October 7
Barnes & Noble in Princeton, NJ with Lauren Oliver, Danielle Paige, and Margaret Stohl.
Cincinnati: Saturday, October 8
Joseph Beth Booksellers in Cincinnati, OH with Kami Garcia and Katie McGarry
Tustin: Tuesday, October 11, 6:30pm
Salt Lake City: Wednesday, October 12
King’s English in Salt Lake City, UT with Lauren Oliver
Naperville: Thursday, October 13
Anderson’s in Naperville, IL
Boston: Saturday, October 15
Boston Book Festival in Boston, MA
Tempe: Tuesday, October 18
Changing Hands in Tempe, AZ
Toronto: Wednesday, October 26, 7-9pm
Chapters in Oshawa with Victoria Schwab
Austin: Saturday, November 5
Texas Book Festival in Austin, TX
Charleston: Friday, November 11 — Sunday, November 13
YALLfest in Charleston, SC
July 23, 2016
San Diego Comic Con: 111 E Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Panel: 10:00- 11:00 AM (signing after)
I Read It Before (And After) It was a Movie, Room 7AB
Each day, our newsfeeds blow up with news of more amazing SFF books being optioned for film or TV, and bookstore shelves are filled with cinematic tie-in novels to geeky summer blockbusters. But what does it take to make the jump from page to screen, and back again? Authors explore the journey of stories from page (both prose and comics) to screen (multi-media) and even stage, and vice versa. Finally, maybe this illustrious group will be able to answer the question of whether it really is better to read the book before seeing the movie! Join Ransom Riggs(Tales of the Peculiar), James Dashner (The Maze Runner), Melissa de la Cruz (The Isle of The Lost: A Descendants Prequel), Scott Westerfeld (Uglies, Zeroes), Ben H. Winters (Underground Airlines), and Comic-Con Guest Peter David in conversation with moderator Anthony Breznican of Entertainment Weekly.
Signing at Disney Booth #1129: 12:30 – 1:30 PM (samplers are free, finished books are available for sale)