CANCELLED: YA author event with Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner, and Marie Lu

Please note: This event has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Marie Lu's appearance has been rescheduled for Friday, January 26 at 6:30pm. Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner will unfortunately not be able to be rescheduled, but customers who preordered Unearthed, as well as any orders for Unearthed placed by Monday, January 15 at 11:30am CST, will receive an autographed bookplate, which can be personalized with a first name. Please email personalization requests for preordered books to orders@parnassusbooks.net by Monday at 11:30am CST. When placing a new order, please include the first name personalization in the comments section of the order.

Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome New York Times bestselling YA authors Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner, and Marie Lu for a discussion and signing of their highly anticipated new books, Unearthed and Batman: Nightwalker. Read on for more information about the event, the authors, and their new books.

Event Guidelines

This event is free and open to the public. To join the signing line and have books signed by each author at this event, you must purchase a copy of the author's new book from Parnassus Books, either in-store, over the phone, or online (scroll down). To have books signed by Amie Kaufman or Meagan Spooner, you must purchase Unearthed; to have books signed by Marie Lu, you must purchase Batman: Nightwalker. If you would like to have books signed by both authors, you must purchase both books. A selection of each author's previous titles will be available for purchase at the event as supplies last.

Marie Lu will personalize one to two books per person, depending on event attendance. All other Marie Lu books will be autographed only.

Your book purchase will include a ticket that will admit you into the signing line at the event. By purchasing a book from Parnassus, you are not only supporting a locally owned, independent business, but you are also showing publishers that they should continue sending authors to Parnassus. Beginning with our 2018 events, Parnassus event attendees may collect 10 eligible signing line tickets and redeem them at Parnassus for a coupon and a free tote bag.

Video recording, audio recording, and/or live-streaming during author appearances and signings is not possible without prior written permission from the publisher and Parnassus Books.

Can't make it to the event, but still want to purchase an autographed or personalized book? Place your order below, enter "signed copy" plus any personalization details in the comments section of your order, and we'll have the author sign your books and ship them to you after the event!

More about Unearthed

When Earth intercepts a message from a long-extinct alien race, it seems like the solution humanity has been waiting for. The Undying's advanced technology has the potential to undo environmental damage and turn lives around, and their message leads to the planet Gaia, a treasure trove waiting to be explored.

For Jules Addison and his fellow scholars, the discovery of an ancient alien culture offers unprecedented opportunity for study ... as long as scavengers like Amelia Radcliffe don't loot everything first. Despite their opposing reasons for smuggling themselves onto the alien planet's surface, they're both desperate to uncover the riches hidden in the Undying temples. Beset by rival scavenger gangs, Jules and Mia form a fragile alliance... but both are keeping secrets that make trust nearly impossible.

As they race to decode the ancient messages, Jules and Mia must navigate the traps and trials within the Undying temples and stay one step ahead of the scavvers on their heels. They came to Gaia certain that they had far more to fear from their fellow humans than the ancient beings whose mysteries they're trying to unravel. But the more they learn about the Undying, the more Jules and Mia start to feel like their presence in the temple is part of a grand design--one that could spell the end of the human race ...

More about Batman: Nightwalker

Before he was Batman, he was Bruce Wayne. A reckless boy willing to break the rules for a girl who may be his worst enemy.

The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and Bruce Wayne is next on their list. The city's elites are being taken out one by one as their mansions' security systems turn against them, trapping them like prey. Meanwhile, Bruce is about to become eighteen and inherit his family's fortune, not to mention the keys to Wayne Industries and all the tech gadgetry that he loves. But on the way home from his birthday party, he makes an impulsive choice and is sentenced to community service at Arkham Asylum, the infamous prison that holds the city's most nefarious criminals.

Madeleine Wallace is a brilliant killer ... and Bruce's only hope. The most intriguing inmate in Arkham is Madeleine, a brilliant girl with ties to the Nightwalkers. A girl who will only speak to Bruce. She is the mystery he must unravel, but is he convincing her to divulge her secrets, or is he feeding her the information she needs to bring Gotham City to its knees?

In this second DC Icons book--following Leigh Bardugo's Wonder Woman: Warbringer--Bruce Wayne is proof that you don't need superpowers to be a super hero, but can he survive this game of tense intrigue, pulse-pounding action, and masterful deception?

More about Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner are longtime friends and sometime flatmates who have traveled the world (but not yet the galaxy), covering every continent between them. They are sure outer space is only a matter of time. Meagan, who is also the author of the Skylark trilogy, currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina. Amie, who is the co-author of The Illuminae Files, lives in Melbourne, Australia. Although they currently live apart, they are united by their love of space opera, road trips, and second breakfasts.

More about Marie Lu

Marie Lu is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling series The Young Elites, as well as the blockbuster bestselling Legend series. She graduated from the University of Southern California and jumped into the video game industry as an artist. Now a full-time writer, she spends her spare time reading, drawing, playing games, and getting stuck in traffic. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with one husband, one Chihuahua mix, and one Pembroke Welsh corgi.

Event date: 
Friday, January 12, 2018 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
Unearthed Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781484758052
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - January 9th, 2018

Batman: Nightwalker Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399549786
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 2nd, 2018