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Wednesday, November 16, 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Celebrate the book birthday of local author J.M. Lee's young adult debut, The Nightland Expressalong with your friends at Red Balloon Bookshop!

In antebellum America, two teens bury their secrets and join the historic Pony Express, soon discovering that the mortal world is not the only one on the brink of war. Saddle up for a great evening at Red Balloon, where we're so excited to hear J.M. Lee share all about The Nightland Express and the writing life with fellow author H.M. Bouwman! Following the talk, guests will have a chance to ask questions and have their books signed.

To Attend: Space is limited, so a ticket is required to attend this event. You can register for a ticket through November 16, 4:30pm, and pre-order a book below. Additional books will be available for purchase the night of the event. Face coverings are required of all guests for the duration of this event, and food and drink are not allowed. Red Balloon will have disposable masks on hand if you find yourself without.

Signing Guidelines: Following the talk, Joe will sign and personalize copies of the book. If you would prefer not to stay for the signing portion, Red Balloon is happy to have your books signed and personalized for you and will contact you when they're ready to be picked up.

J.M. (Joe) Lee is a Minneapolis author, illustrator, and writing mentor with a background in linguistics and film. He was the winner of the prestigious Jim Henson’s the Dark Crystal Author Quest and author of Shadows of the Dark Crystal, the official prequel fantasy novel to the 1982 classic fantasy film. Visit his website at

H.M. Bouwman is the author of children’s novels such as A Crack in the Sea, (Putnam, 2017) and A Tear in the Ocean (2019), as well as the Owen and Eleanor early chapter book series (Beaming Books). 




The Nightland Express By J. M. Lee Cover Image
ISBN: 9781645660033
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call our store for up-to-the-minute stock availability.
Published: Erewhon Books - October 11th, 2022
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