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Author Events: Deborah Wiles, Stephanie Watson, Elizabeth Eulberg, and Coleen Murtagh

This summer boats lots of excellent author appearances, including these four favorites. Plan ahead to make sure you get to see these writers in action!

DEBORAH WILES: Saturday, June 26th, from 1 to 3pm Washington, D.C.

CountdownDeborah Wiles, award-winning author of Each Little Bird that Sings, takes us back to 1962 where twelve-year-old Franny Chapman lives in D.C., and must cope with the national fears surrounding the Cuban Missile Crisis in Countdown, the first book in Wiles' 1960's trilogy.

Countdown "has a striking scrapbook feel, with ingeniously selected and placed period photographs, cartoons, essays, song lyrics, quotations, advertisements and “duck and cover” instructions interspersed through the narrative.” — Starred review, Kirkus Reviews

National Museum of American History
14th and Constitution NW
Washington, DC 20045
(212) 202-633-7400

STEPHANIE WATSON: Thursday, July 1, at 10:30am — St. Paul, MN

Elvis & Olive Super Detectives
Stephanie Watson, author of Elvis & Olive, reads from her heartwarming and funny new novel, Elvis & Olive: Super Detectives.

"Watson’s debut is a solid exploration of friendship and self-confidence themes that are so important to middle-grade girls." — Booklist, for Elvis & Olive

The Red Balloon Bookshop
891 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 224-8320

ELIZABETH EULBERG: Tuesday, July 6th, at 7pm Princeton, NJ

Lonely Hearts Elizabeth Eulberg reads from The Lonely Hearts Club, her debut novel about what happens when teen Penny Lane swears off guys.

"This first novel will be a draw for readers looking for an upbeat take on friendship, empowerment, and finding romance without losing yourself." — Booklist

Barnes and Noble
3535 US Route 1
Princeton NJ 08540
(609) 897-9250


Wednesday, July 16, from 6 to 8pm Mashpee, MA
Thursday, July 17, at 11am
Falmouth, MA
Thursday, July 17, from 3 to 5pm
Chatham, MA
Sunday, July 20, from 10am to noon
Brewster, MA

Wish I might

Coleen Murtagh Paratore, author of the popular Willa Havisham books, makes several appearances in support of her latest romp, Wish I Might, in which Willa is forced to start the summer alone when her best friend and boyfriend go off Cape

"A sweet little morsel." — Publishers Weekly, for The Wedding Planner's Daughter

Wednesday, July 16, from 6 to 8pm
Market Street Bookshop at Mashpee Commons
20 Steeple Street
Mashpee, MA 02646
(508) 539-6985
Thursday, July 17, at 11am
Eight Cousins Bookstore

189 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540
(508) 548-5548

Thursday, July 17, from 3 to 5pm
Where the Sidewalk Ends

432 Main Street
Chatham, MA 02633
(508) 945-0499

Sunday, July 20, from 10am to noon
The Brewster Bookstore

2648 Main Street
Brewster, MA 02631
(508) 896-6543


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