NOW VIRTUAL: Court Stevens, YA author of We Were Kings, in conversation with Sharon Cameron

Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome author Court Stevens to celebrate her new YA novel, We Were Kings, in conversation with Sharon Cameron. Court is a former Parnassus bookseller. Please follow the link below to purchase a signed copy of the book.

This is a virtual event which will take place on February 9th at 6:30pm Central Time. You can watch live on either the Parnassus Books Facebook page or the Parnassus Books YouTube channel. After the live talk has ended, the video will remain archived to watch later on both Facebook and YouTube.

Please note: This event was previously announced as in-store, but has been moved to Facebook due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns. We thank you for your understanding.

About The Book

A twenty-year-old crime, an accelerated death penalty, and an elitist family cover-up: Nyla races against the death row clock to save a woman the world is rooting for . . . and against. Which side will you choose?

Twenty years ago, eighteen-year-old Francis Quick was convicted of murdering her best friend, Cora King, and sentenced to death. Now the highly debated Accelerated Death Penalty Act has passed giving Frankie thirty final days to live. Surprising everyone, one of the King family members sets out to challenge the woefully inadequate evidence and potential innocence of Frankie Quick.

The at-first reluctant but soon-fiery Nyla and her unexpected ally--handsome country island boy Sam Stack--bring Frankie's case to the international stage through her YouTube channel, Death Daze. They step into fame and a hometown battle that someone's still willing to kill over. But who? The senator? The philanthropist? The pawn shop owner? Nyla's own mother?

Best advice: Don't go to family dinner at the Kings' estate. More people will leave in body bags than on their own two feet. And as for Frankie Quick, she's a gem . . . even if she's guilty.

About Court Stevens

Court Stevens grew up among rivers, cornfields, churches, and gossip in the small-town South. She is a former adjunct professor, youth minister, and Olympic torchbearer. These days she writes coming-of-truth fiction and is the community outreach manager for Warren County Public Library in Kentucky. She has a pet whale named Herman, a bandsaw named Rex, and several novels with her name on the spine: The June BoysFaking NormalThe Lies About Truth, the e-novella The Blue-Haired BoyDress Codes for Small Towns, and Four Three Two One.

About Sharon Cameron

Sharon Cameron's debut novel The Dark Unwinding was awarded the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' Sue Alexander Award for Most Promising New Work and the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award, and was named a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection. Sharon is also the author of its sequel, A Spark UnseenRook, which was selected as an Indiebound Indie Next List Top Ten selection, a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection, and a Parents' Choice gold medalist; and The Forgetting, a #1 New York Times bestseller and an Indie Next Pick of the List selection, and its companion novel, The Knowing. She is the author of Bluebird and The Light in Hidden Places which received two starred reviews, was a Reese's YA Book Club pick, and received fantastic media coverage for Sharon's strong research and affecting prose. It has sold in 14 languages. She lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee, and you can visit her online at sharoncameronbooks.com.

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Virtual event: Parnassus Books Facebook page
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Books: 
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$19.99
ISBN: 9780785238485
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Thomas Nelson - February 1st, 2022