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Upcoming Bay Area Literary Events

Springtime means the flowers are blooming, the leaves are reappearing on the trees, and new books are coming out! Check out some of these great authors making appearances near you.

thirdtwinFebruary 28, 7pm, @ Kepler’s
Are you a fan of thrilling, spine-tingling stories? Meet authors C.J. Omololu (Transcendence), Melissa Marr (Wicked Lovely), Kimberly Derting (The Taking) and Kelley Armstrong, who are all presenting their latest suspenseful novels.

March 8, 4pm, @ Mrs. Dalloway’s
Body positivity and acceptance are things we could all be reminded of. Author Connie Sobczak will talk about her new book, Embody, which strives to give everyone strategies, tools, and inspiration to love their body.

March 9, 7pm, @ A Great Good Place for Books
This is a star-packed event for YA lit fans! Seth Fishman, Maggie Hall, Jessica Khoury, Rachel Hawkins (Hex Hall, Rebel Belle), and Morgan Rhodes (The Conspiracy of Us), all authors of popular books of all genres, will appear and give you the scoop on their latest titles.

March 11, 7pm, @ Books Inc – Palo Alto
Andrew Smith sure is prolific! The author of Winger and 100 Sideways Miles has another new book already, The Alex Crow. Meet this unabashedly weird author and learn what he’s cooked up in this novel.

paintedskyMarch 12, 7:30pm, @ Kepler’s
If you read The Kite Runner and found it utterly engrossing and fascinating, you’ll want to come to this event. Debut author Elliott Ackerman will present his novel, Green On Blue, which Khaled Hosseini, the author of The Kite Runner, has reviewed, and which everyone is raving about! This intense, mature novel is told from the point of view of an Afghan orphan.

March 17, 7pm, @ Books Inc – Palo Alto
Don’t you love being in on all the new books before they hit it big? Come to this event celebrating the release of the debut novel by Stacey Lee, Under a Painted Sky. If you like historical fiction, you’ll want to read this book.

March 20, 3pm, @ Hicklebee’s
Your abs will be hurting after this event. Jon Scieszka, the hilarious author of numerous books of funny poems, fractured fairy tales, and more, will present his latest book of humor, Frank Einstein. Don’t miss it!

March 24, 7pm, @ Kepler’s
You loved The False Prince trilogy. Now Jennifer Nielsen has a new book series, starting with The Mark of the Thief, about a slave boy in ancient Rome. Get your copy of the book and meet the author!

March 24, 7:30pm, @ Mrs. Dalloway’s
Whether you like speculative fiction or historical fiction, three YA authors are here to make sure you know about their latest books. Stacey Lee will talk about her historical novel Under a Painted Sky. Whitney Miller has a sequel to her adventure book The Violet Hour called The Crimson Gate. And Susan Adrian is releasing Tunnel Vision, a paranormal thriller.

March 25, 7:30pm, @ Kepler’s
Acclaimed writer Joyce Carol Oates has a thought-provoking and controversial new novel out. The Sacrifice is about the aftermath of a racially motivated crime against a teenage girl. (This is a ticketed event starting at $10.)

so-youve-been-publicly-shamed-9780330492287March 26, 7pm, @ Books Inc – Palo Alto
Did you love The Sparrow? Its author, Mary Doria Russell, has a new novel: Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral. Come out and hear her speak, then pick up her new book and get it signed!

April 9, 7:30pm, @ Nourse Theater
Like weird science? Quirky people? Unknown histories? You have to meet Jon Ronson. The author of The Psychopath Test has a new book coming out, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, and he’ll appear in conversation with Jon Mooallem. (This is a ticketed event starting at $27.)

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