Celebrate just about everything you love about YA when Caleb Roehrig joins Minnesota authors Shannon Gibney and Jacqueline West at Red Balloon Bookshop with his new book Death Prefers Blondes. Join these three phenomenal authors for a panel discussion about their books, writing, drag names, and more. Whether you're in the mood for a high-stakes thriller featuring a rebel heiress and butt-kicking, jewel-thieving drag queens, an epic family saga about race and identity, or a dark fantasy about the cost of talent--there will be a book here for you!
Caleb Roehrig is the author of White Rabbit and Last Seen Leaving, which was called one of the Best YA Novels of 2016 by Buzzfeed.com. Caleb lives with his husband in Chicago.
Shannon Gibney is an author and university professor. Her novel See No Color, drawn from her life as a transracial adoptee, won the Minnesota Book Award and was hailed by Kirkus as “an exceptionally accomplished debut” and by Publishers Weekly as “an unflinching look at the complexities of racial identity.” Her essay “Fear of a Black Mother” appears in the anthology A Good Time for the Truth. She lives with her two Liberian-American children in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Jacqueline West is the author of the award-winning middle grade series The Books of Elsewhere. The first book, The Shadows, received several starred reviews, state award nominations, and was a New York Times bestseller. She has also written short fiction and has received honors for her poetry, including two Pushcart nominations, a Rhysling Award nomination, and a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize. She lives in Red Wing, Minnesota, with her husband, son, and dog.
Signing Guidelines: This event is free and open to the public, but guests who make a new purchase from Red Balloon Bookshop will be given place of priority in the signing line. Death Prefers Blondes by Caleb Roehrig and Dream Country by Shannon Gibney may be purchased in-store, online, or over the phone by calling 651-224-8320. Last Things by Jacqueline West is available for pre-order (in all the same ways) and will be available for pick up on May 7.
Following the panel discussion, guests will be called up to wait in line to have their books signed. There is no limit to the number of books guests may have signed by Caleb Roehrig, Shannon Gibney, and Jacqueline West. Your support of Red Balloon is appreciated!
CAN'T MAKE IT? If you'd like a personalized book but are unable to make the event, please visit us online or call us at 651-224-8320 to pre-pay and we'll have one or more copies signed and reserved for you, or shipped anywhere the United States Postal Service delivers.
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