YA author event with Jeff Zentner, author of Rayne & Delilah's Midnight Matinee

Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome Nashville YA author Jeff Zentner for a celebration of the release of his third novel, Rayne & Delilah's Midnight Matinee. Zentner will appear in conversation with YA author David Arnold. Read on for important event guidelines, as well as more information about Jeff and his new book!

Event Guidelines

This event is free and open to the public. To join the signing line and have books signed by the author at this event, please purchase your copy of Rayne & Delilah's Midnight Matinee from Parnassus Books, either in-store, over the phone, or online (scroll down). Rayne & Delilah's Midnight Matinee will be published on Tuesday, February 26, 2019.

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. 

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 Jeff sign your books and ship them to you after the event!

More about Rayne & Delilah's Midnight Matinee

"Anyone can break your heart. Jeff Zentner can also make you laugh out loud!" - Rainbow Rowell, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Carry On and Eleanor & Park

"A testament to the power of friendship and big dreams, Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee had me laughing aloud on one page and sobbing on the next. A resounding triumph." - Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin

From the Morris Award-winning author of The Serpent King comes a contemporary novel about two best friends who must make tough decisions about their futures -- and the TV show they host -- in their senior year of high school.

Every Friday night, best friends Delia and Josie become Rayne Ravenscroft and Delilah Darkwood, hosts of the campy creature feature show Midnite Matinee on the local cable station TV Six.
But with the end of senior year quickly approaching, the girls face tough decisions about their futures. Josie has been dreading graduation, as she tries to decide whether to leave for a big university and chase her dream career in mainstream TV. And Lawson, one of the show's guest performers, a talented MMA fighter with weaknesses for pancakes, fantasy novels, and Josie, is making her tough decision even harder.

Scary movies are the last connection Delia has to her dad, who abandoned the family years ago. If Midnite Matinee becomes a hit, maybe he'll see it and want to be a part of her life again. And maybe Josie will stay with the show instead of leaving her behind, too. As the tug-of-war between growing up and growing apart tests the bonds of their friendship, Josie and Delia start to realize that an uncertain future can be both monstrous ... and momentous.

More about Jeff Zentner

Jeff Zentner is the author of The Serpent King, New York Times Notable Book, winner of the William C. Morris Award, and recipient of many other accolades; and Goodbye Days, named an ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults title. Jeff was a Publishers Weekly Flying Start and an Indies Introduce pick. Before becoming a writer, he was a musician who recorded with Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, and Debbie Harry. Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee is his ode to best friends who make things together. He lives in Nashville with his wife and son.

Event date: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524720209
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - February 26th, 2019