YA author event with Mary Pearson, Sara Raasch, and Kristen Simmons

Parnassus Books is thrilled to present three critically acclaimed, bestselling young adult authors for a discussion and signing of their new books. New York Times bestseller Mary Pearson will discuss Dance of ThievesNew York Times bestseller Sara Raasch will discuss These Rebel Waves; and critically acclaimed author Kristen Simmons will discuss Pacifica. Read on for important event information, as well as to discover more about each author and their new book!

Event Guidelines

This event is free and open to the public. In order to have books brought from home signed by an author at this event, please purchase that author's new book from Parnassus Books, either in-store, over the phone, or online (scroll down). 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. Parnassus event attendees may collect 10 eligible signing line tickets and redeem them at Parnassus for a coupon and a free tote bag.

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More about Dance of Thieves and Mary Pearson

Dance of Thieves is a stunning new adventure set in the kingdoms of the Remnant.

A formidable outlaw family that claims to be the first among nations. A son destined to lead, thrust suddenly into power. Three fierce young women of the Rahtan, the queen's premier guard. A legendary street thief leading a mission, determined to prove herself. A dark secret that is a threat to the entire continent.

When outlaw leader meets reformed thief, a cat-and-mouse game of false moves ensues, bringing them intimately together in a battle that may cost them their lives--and their hearts.

Mary E. Pearson is the author of many novels for teens, including the New York Times-bestselling Remnant Chronicles: The Kiss of DeceptionThe Heart of BetrayalThe Beauty of Darkness, and the acclaimed Jenna Fox Chronicles. She writes full-time from her home in Carlsbad, California.

More about These Rebel Waves and Sara Raasch

These Rebel Waves is the first book in a thrilling new fantasy series--full of deadly magic, double crosses, and a dangerous quest in a new world.

Adeluna is a soldier. Five years ago, she helped the magic-rich island of Grace Loray overthrow its oppressor, Agrid, a country ruled by religion.

But adjusting to postwar life has not been easy. When an Argridian delegate vanishes during peace talks with Grace Loray's new Council, Argrid demands brutal justice--but Lu suspects something dangerous is at work.

Devereux is a pirate. As one of the stream raiders who run rampant on Grace Loray, he scavenges the island's magic plants and sells them on the black market. But after Argrid accuses raiders of the diplomat's abduction, Vex becomes a target. An expert navigator, he agrees to help Lu find the Argridian--but the truth they uncover could be deadlier than any war.

Benat is a heretic. The crown prince of Argrid, he harbors a secret obsession with Grace Loray's forbidden magic. When Ben's father, the king, gives him the shocking task of reversing Argrid's fear of magic, Ben has to decide if one prince can change a devout country--or if he's building his own pyre.

As conspiracies arise, Lu, Vex, and Ben will have to decide who they really are ... and what they are willing to become for peace.

Sara Raasch has known she was destined for bookish things since the age of five, when her friends had a lemonade stand and she tagged along to sell her hand-drawn picture books too. Not much has changed since then: her friends still cock concerned eyebrows when she attempts to draw things, and her enthusiasm for the written word still drives her to extreme measures. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the Snow Like Ashes series.

More about Pacifica and Kristen Simmons

Blue skies. Green grass. Clear ocean water. An island paradise like the ones that existed before the Melt.

A lucky five hundred lottery winners will be the first to go, the first to leave their polluted, dilapidated homes behind and start a new life. It sounds perfect. Like a dream.

The only problem? Marin Carey spent her childhood on those seas and knows there's no island paradise out there. She's corsario royalty, a pirate like her father and his father before him, and she knows a con when she sees one. So where are the First Five Hundred really going?

Kristen Simmons is the author of the Article 5 series, The Glass Arrow, and Metaltown. She has worked with survivors of abuse and trauma as a mental health therapist, taught Jazzercise in five states, and is forever in search of the next best cupcake. Currently she lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband, where she spends her days supporting the caffeine industry and chasing her delightfully rambunctious son.

Event date: 
Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
Dance of Thieves Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250159014
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - August 7th, 2018

These Rebel Waves Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062471505
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - August 7th, 2018

Pacifica Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780765336637
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Teen - March 6th, 2018