Finding Gideon by Eric Jerome Dickey

As a hit man from the time he was very young, money, women, and danger have always ruled Gideon’s life; but for the first time, it’s taking its toll. Neither Gideon nor the city of Buenos Aires has recovered from the mayhem caused during Gideon’s last job. But before the dust has settled and the bodies have been buried, Gideon calls in backup—including the lovely Hawks, with whom Gideon has heated memories—to launch his biggest act of revenge yet . . . one he believes will destroy his adversary, Midnight, once and for all.

Yet taking down Midnight’s team isn’t so clear cut thanks to two dangerous women: the alluring—and married—Caprica Ortiz, keeper of many secrets, and the ruthless and power-seeking Senorita Raven, Midnight’s second in command. Is it possible that Midnight’s downfall will come from the inside, or will Gideon finally meet his match?

Dickey’s new novel stirs up a whirlwind of sex and violence that spans the globe . . . and leaves no moral boundary uncrossed.

 

Appearances

April 18, 2017 | 7:00 PM | 4327 Degnan Blvd | Los Angeles, CA 90008

April 19 2017 | 6:00 PM | 2225 Georgia Ave NW | Washington, D.C. 20059

April 20, 2017 | 7:00 PM | 2692 Madison Rd| Cincinnati, OH 45208

April 21, 2017 | 7:00 PM | 164 Forum Dr | Columbia, SC 29229

April 23, 2017 | L.A. Times Book Festival | http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/

April 24, 2017 | 7:30 PM | 1005 W. Burnside St. | Portland, OR 97210

April 29, 2017 | 2:30 PM | 520 Minnesota Avenue | Kansas City, KS 66101

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North Texas Teen Book Festival

nttbfThe NORTH TEXAS TEEN BOOK FESTIVAL strives to connect our reading community, adding dimension to the reading experience through diverse author panels and dynamic discussions in a safe and fun environment.

March 3, 2017| Irving Convention Center

Featured authors include:

Jason Reynolds       Renée Watson

Soman Chainani      Nicola Yoon

Dhonielle Clayton    Angie Thomas

View the full 2017 author list here.

 

 

 

2017 Greater Houston Texas Teen BookCon

tbc17poster-page-001 The 2017 Greater Houston Teen BookCon is coming!

Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Alief Taylor High School in Houston, Texas is a spectacular event cultivated by teens for teens.

The event is open to adults, but teens are given top priority when it comes to information sessions.

Find more information here and register here.

Midwest Writers Workshop 2017

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The Midwest Writers Workshop offers informal contact with those key faculty members who can provide insight into the world of publishing as it exists today. These networking experiences, the manuscript evaluation scheme, the agent pitch sessions, the query letter critiques, the hands-on tutoring with social media, AND the class sessions will make the 2017 Midwest Writers Workshop, our 44th! – July 20-22, 2017 – a must for all writers.

We have continued the successful format of the past few years, with the workshop divided into two parts. Part I offers genre-specific Intensive Sessions. You may enroll in both parts, or choose just one.

Part II is filled to the brim with information on marketing and writing techniques that is valuable to writers of any genre. Participants in Part II also have the opportunity to send a 5-page manuscript to our Manuscript Evaluation Team, a 1-page query to the Query Letter Critique Team, or (free) consultations for social media or taxation for writers. And we’re also offering Professional Head Shots!

The 2017 MWW includes quality instruction by a faculty of authors, agents, editors, and specialists, plus the opportunity to meet other writers with similar interests.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

hateugive_10-10snapIn The Hate U Give, sixteen-year-old Starr Carter navigates between the poverty-stricken neighborhood she has grown up in and the upper-crust suburban prep school she attends. Her life is up-ended when she is the sole witness to a police officer shooting her best friend, Khalil, who turns out to have been unarmed during the confrontation – but may or may not have been a drug dealer.

As Starr finds herself even more torn between the two vastly different worlds she inhabits, she also has to contend with speaking her truth and, in the process, trying to stay alive herself.

Learn more about author Angie Thomas here.

 

 

 

Appearances

 January 27-30, 2017| ABA Winter Institute| Minneapolis, MN

February 28, 2017| 5:00 p.m.| Lemuria Books| Jackson, MS

March 3-4, 2017| North Texas Teen Book Festival| Irving, TX
March 10-11, 2017| JambaLAya Kidlit Festival| New Orleans, LA

March 13, 2017| Busboys &  Poets| Washington, D.C.

March 18, 2017| Maplewood Ideas Festival| Maplewood, NJ

March 19, 2017| Charis Books and More| Atlanta, GA

April 1, 2017| Teen Bookcon| Houston, TX

July 20-22, 2017| Midwest Writers Workshop| Muncie, IN

2017 Savannah Book Festival February 16-19

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The Savannah Book Festival is an annual event, free and open to the public, in celebration of the written word and its role in improving the human experience. Our mission is to promote reading, writing and civil conversation.

 

Featured authors at this year’s festival include:

Colson Whitehead presents his a magnificent tour de force following a young slave’s journey to freedom in the antebellum South in, The Underground Railroad.

Alejandro Danois tells an encouraging true story of a high-school basketball team that gave a city hope, overcoming desperate circumstances in 1980s Baltimore, and producing four NBA players in The Boys of Dunbar.

Homegoing follows two half-sisters: one becomes a slave and the other becomes a wife to a British slaver. As they part ways, their paths unfold as Yaa Gyasi shows how captivity etches into the heart of both a family and a nation.

Imbolo Mbue‘s debut novel, Behold the Dreamers, tells an unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a fresh start in New York just as the Great Recession begins to shake the economy and the American dream for many crumbles around them.

Pachinko, a novel by Min Jin Lee, follows a Korean family from the 1900s when a beautiful daughter has an unplanned pregnancy that shames the family, forcing them to move and make sacrifices to keep from social ruin.

Kwame Alexander Signing Copies of “The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life”

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You gotta know the rules to play the game. Ball is life. Take it to the hoop. Soar. What can we imagine for our lives? What if we were the star players, moving and grooving through the game of life? What if we had our own rules of the game to help us get what we want, what we aspire to, what will enrich our lives?

Illustrated with photographs by Thai Neave, The Playbook is intended to provide inspiration on the court of life. Each rule contains wisdom from inspiring athletes and role models such as Nelson Mandela, Serena Williams, LeBron James, Carli Lloyd, Steph Curry and Michelle Obama. Kwame Alexander also provides his own poetic and uplifting words, as he shares stories of overcoming obstacles and winning games in this motivational and inspirational book just right for graduates of any age and anyone needing a little encouragement.

 

Appearances

February 15, 2017 |6:30 PM 12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Dr| Fairfax, VA