Children's author event with Ashley Herring Blake, author of The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James

Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome Stonewall Honor-winning children's author Ashley Herring Blake for a celebration of the release of her newest book, The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James! Read on for important event guidelines, as well as more information about Ashley and her new book.

Event Guidelines

This event is free and open to the public. To meet the author and have books brought from home signed at this event, please purchase your copy of The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James from Parnassus Books, either in-store, over the phone, or online (scroll down). The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James will be published on Tuesday, March 26.

The best way to support an author featured at a Parnassus event, as well as to support Parnassus for hosting the author and the event, is to purchase the author's new book from Parnassus. Your purchase also demonstrates to publishers that they should continue sending authors to Parnassus and to Nashville. 

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 The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James

Twelve-year-old Sunny St. James navigates heart surgery, reconnecting with her lost mother, first kisses, and emerging feelings for another girl in this stunning, heartfelt novel--perfect for fans of Ali Benjamin and Erin Entrada Kelly. 

When Sunny St. James receives a new heart, she decides to set off on a "New Life Plan":

1) do awesome amazing things she could never do before;

2) find a new best friend; and

3) kiss a boy for the first time. 

Her "New Life Plan" seems to be racing forward, but when she meets her new best friend Quinn, Sunny questions whether she really wants to kiss a boy at all. With the reemergence of her mother, Sunny begins a journey to becoming the new Sunny St. James. This sweet, tender novel dares readers to find the might in their own hearts.

More about Ashley Herring Blake

Ashley Herring Blake lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and two sons. She is the author of the young adult novels Suffer Love, How to Make a Wish, and Girl Made of Stars, as well as the middle-grade novel Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World.

Event date: 
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316515535
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 26th, 2019