We have the most amazing authors coming into the store this week. In this post I will give you local yokel’s times and dates to be there. But for all of you who can’t be there no worries! Hicklebee’s can get you signed and personalized copies sent to your door! Just call them at (888) 898-0093!
Thursday, May 12 ~ 3:00
Joanna Philbin writes about fiercely loyal 14-year-old BFF’s in trendy New York, in her stylish and heartfelt Daughters series. Go behind the music in this third novel, The Daughters Take the Stage (Poppy, $16.99).
Joanna Philbin was born in Los Angeles and grew up in New York City. She is the daughter of television host Regis Philbin. She started her first novel at the age of seven, but only got as far as the second chapter. She went on to receive her B.A. from Brown University and an M.F.A. from the University of Notre Dame. She now lives in Santa Barbara.
Author, Chris Crutcher
May 13 ~ 3:30 – 5:00
Chris Crutcher’s fast-paced fiction — heavily influenced by his vast experience as a child and family therapist and child protection advocate — is known for its expert balance of comedy and tragedy, as well as its unflinching honesty and authentic voice.
The American Library Association has named eight of his young adult books, to date, “Best Books for Young Adults,” and four of his books appeared on Booklist’s Best 100 Books of the 20th Century, compiled in 2000 – more than any other single author on the list. Crutcher received the ALAN Award in 1993, the NCTE SLATE Intellectual Freedom Award in 1998, the Margaret A. Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000 and Writer Magazine’s Writers Who Make a Difference Award in 2004. And he takes great pride in landing on the ALA Freedom to Read Foundation’s top ten banned books and authors lists, whenever it happens.
You are invited to a Tea Party with author, Catherynne Valente. Discover the wonders of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making.
Sunday, May 15 ~ 2:00
Bring your favorite teacup or borrow one of ours. Tea treats will be provided – eat only if you dare or are very, very hungry.
R.S.V.P. requested, though it’s best not to use your real name.
Call (408) 292-8880
Ages 10 & up
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE is the author of over a dozen books of fiction and poetry, and is best-known for her urban speculative fiction, including Palimpsest (winner of the 2010 Lambda Award), and The Orphan’s Tales: In the Night Garden. This, her first novel for young readers, was posted online in 2009 and won the Andre Norton Award—the first book to ever win before traditional publication. Cat Valente lives on an island off the coast of Maine with her partner, two dogs, and an enormous cat.
What the reviewers are saying:
“A glorious balancing act between modernism and the Victorian fairy tale, done with heart and wisdom.” — Neil Gaiman, Newbery Award-winning author of The Graveyard Book
“September is a clever, fun, stronghearted addition to the ranks of bold, adventurous girls. Valente’s subversive storytelling is sheer magic.” — Tamora Pierce, author of The Immortals series
“A mad, toothsome romp of a fairy tale—full of oddments, whimsy, and joy.” — Holly Black, author of Zombies vs. Unicorns and the Spiderwick Chronicles
“This is a kind of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by way of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland — it’s the sort of book one doesn’t want to end.” — Publisher’s Weekly, Starred Review
“[Fairyland creates] a world as bizarre and enchanting as any Wonderland or Oz and a heroine as curious, resourceful and brave as any Alice or Dorothy. Complex, rich and memorable.” — Kirkus, Starred Review
“This book is quite simply a gold mine.” — Booklist, Starred Review
“Amusing, wrenching, and thought-provoking.” — The Horn Book
I hope you come visit Hicklebee’s, and if you can’t that you order your very own signed and personalized copy from the store.