Author event with Alison Goodman, Alwyn Hamilton, Rachel Hawkins, Sabaa Tahir and April Genevieve Tucholke

Parnassus Books is excited to host a panel discussion with young adult authors: Alison Goodman, Alwyn Hamilton, Rachel Hawkins, Sabaa Tahir and April Genevieve Tucholke.

Ticket Information:

This event is free and open to the public. To join the signing line and have your books signed by the authors, you'll need to pre-order or purchase a copy of any one of the following titles from Parnassus Books either in-store, over the phone, online, or at the event:

  • The Dark Days Club, by Alison Goodman
  • Rebel of the Sands, by Alwyn Hamilton
  • Miss Mayhem, by Rachel Hawkins
  • An Ember in the Ashes, by Sabaa Tahir
  • Wink Poppy Midnight, by April Genevieve Tucholke

With your purchase, you'll receive a signing line group assignment, which will serve as your ticket to join the signing line at the event.


About Alison Goodman and The Dark Days Club:

London, 1812.  Eighteen-year-old Lady Helen Wrexhall is on the eve of her debut presentation at the royal court of George III.  Her life should revolve around gowns and dancing.  Instead, when one of her family’s maids disappears, she is drawn into the shadows of Regency London.  There, she meets Lord Carlston, one of the few able to stop the perpetrators: a cabal of demons that has infiltrated all levels of society.

Alison Goodman is the author of the international best-selling and award-winning Eon/Eona duology. She lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her husband and their Jack Russell Terrier, Xander.


About Alwyn Hamilton and Rebel of the Sands:

Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mythical beasts still roam the wild and remote areas. For humans, it’s an unforgiving place, especially if you’re poor, orphaned or female.  Amani Al’Hiza is all three.  She’s a gifted gunslinger with perfect aim, but she can’t shoot her way out of the back-country town where she’s destined to wind up wed or dead.  Then she meets Jin, a rakish foreigner, in a shooting contest, and sees him as the perfect escape route.  But though she’s spent years dreaming of leaving, she never imagined she’d gallop away on a mythical horse - or that it would take a foreign fugitive to show her the heart of the desert she thought she knew.

Alwyn Hamilton was born in Toronto and lived between Canada, France and Italy until she was three , when her family settled in the small French town of Beaune.  She studied History of Art at King’s College, Cambridge.  Alwyn lives in London, where she works for Christie’s as Senior Administrator in the Interiors department.


About Rachel Hawkins and Miss Mayhem:

Life is almost back to normal for Harper Price.  The Ephors have been silent after their deadly attack at Cotillion months ago, and best friend Bee has returned after a mysterious disappearance.  Now Harper can return her focus to the important things in life: school, boys, and even competing in the Miss Pine Grove pageant.  Unfortunately for Harper, supernatural chores are never done. 

Rachel Hawkins is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Rebel Belle and Hex Hall series.  She was born in Virginia and raised in Alabama.  She taught high school English before becoming a full-time writer.


About Sabaa Tahir and An Ember in the Ashes:

Laia is a slave.  Elias is a soldier.  Neither is free.  Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death.  Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear. It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother.  The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets.  They do not challenge the Empire.  They’ve seen what happens to those who do.

Saba Tahir grew up in California’s Mojave Desert at her family’s eighteen-room motel.  There, she spent time devouring fantasy novels, raiding her brother’s comic book stash, and playing guitar badly. She began writing An Ember in the Ashes while working nights as a newspaper editor.


About April Genevieve Tucholke and Wink Poppy Midnight:

The intrigue of The Raven Boys and the “supernatural or not” question of the Unbecoming of Mara Dyer coalesce in this young adult mystery, where nothing is quite as it seems, no one is quite who you think, and everything can change on a dime. Wink is the odd, mysterious neighbor girl, wild red hear and freckles.  Poppy is the blond bully and the beautiful, manipulative high school queen bee.  Midnight is the sweet, uncertain boy cuaght between them.  Three voices that burst onto the page in short, sharp, bewitching chapters, and spiral swiftly and inexorably toward soething terrible or tricky or tremendous.

April Genevieve Tucholke is the author of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea and Between the Spark and the Brun and curated the horror/thriller anthology Slasher Girls & Monster Boys. April has lived in many places around the world and currently resides in Oregon with her husband.

Event date: 
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3600 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37211
The Dark Days Club (A Lady Helen Novel #1) By Alison Goodman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780670785476
Availability: Availability to be confirmed
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - January 26th, 2016

Miss Mayhem: A Rebel Belle Novel By Rachel Hawkins Cover Image
ISBN: 9780147517920
Availability: Availability to be confirmed
Published: Speak - March 1st, 2016

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An Ember in the Ashes By Sabaa Tahir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781595148049
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Razorbill - February 9th, 2016