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FIERCE READS: Scott Westerfeld, Taran Matharu, Kristen Orlando, & Erin Beaty

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 7:00pm

Fierce Reads Spring 2017 TourStay Fierce - Read YA! The Fierce Reads tour stops in St. Paul this spring with Scott Westerfeld, Taran Matharu, Kristen Orlando, and Erin Beaty. Join Red Balloon’s booksellers for a fierce panel discussion about books, writing, stories, and more. Mingle with other YA fans, enjoy refreshments, enter the raffle to win great giveaways, make a souvenir button, and get your books signed.



TICKETS: This event is free and open to the public, but a ticket is required for the signing line. A ticket may be acquired by purchasing or preordering and paying for any of the following titles in hardcover from Red Balloon Bookshop.

Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld

The Novice, The Inquisition, or The Battlemage by Taran Matharu

You Don’t Know My Name by Kristen Orlando

The Traitor’s Kiss by Erin Beaty

Books and tickets may be purchased in store, online, or over the phone by calling 651-224-8320. If purchasing online, please include a request for a ticket in the “Notes” section. Online orders will be honored through 8pm on Tuesday, May 9. 

Books and tickets will be available the day of the event, but advance purchase is recommended.



  • A panel discussion with authors Scott Westerfeld, Taran Matharu, Kristen Orlando, and Erin Beatty beginning at 7:00pm, followed by Q&A and book signing.

  • Signing will begin around 7:45pm. Refreshments and activities will happen while you wait.

  • The signing line may take a long time. The sooner you purchase your book, the better your ticket number will be. Unless you have the first ticket, don’t plan to be done at a certain time.

  • In addition to your purchase from Red Balloon each author will sign up to 3 books brought from home and an unlimited number of books purchased at the event.

  • Due to time restrictions, photos in the signing line may be limited to “unposed” photos only. A Red Balloon bookseller or volunteer will be on hand to help take your photo.


CAN'T MAKE IT? If you'd like a personalized book but are unable to make the event, please 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 in the United States.

Have a question, concern, or special need? Read our Author Event FAQs!

Spill Zone Book 1 Cover Image
By Scott Westerfeld, Alex Puvilland (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781596439368
Published: First Second - May 2nd, 2017

The Battlemage: Summoner, Book Three (The Summoner Trilogy #3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250076328
Published: Feiwel & Friends - May 2nd, 2017

You Don't Know My Name (The Black Angel Chronicles #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250084118
Availability: Out of Print. Not available for order.
Published: Swoon Reads - January 10th, 2017