Join us for a magical event in celebration of local middle grade author Juliana Brandt's new book: A Wilder Magic! Juliana will be joined by fellow author J. Elle (Wings of Ebony) for a discussion about writing, storytelling and more, followed by audience Q&A (as time allows).
Juliana Brandt is an author and kindergarten teacher with a passion for storytelling that guides her in both of her jobs. She lives in her childhood home of Minnesota, and her writing is heavily influenced by travels around the country and decade living in the South. When not working, she is usually exploring the great outdoors.
J. Elle is the author of the instant bestseller Wings of Ebony, a YA novel about a Black teen who must lean into her ancestor’s magic to protect her inner-city community from drugs, violence, and crime. Elle is a former educator and first-generation college student with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s in educational administration and human development. When she’s not writing, Elle can be found mentoring aspiring writers, binging reality TV, loving on her three littles, or cooking up something true to her Louisiana roots.
To Attend: Use the link below to register for the event. Pre-registration is required! You can register for the event for free, select a bundle of a free ticket and book(s), or can donate to help us keep events happening.
Registration ends at 5pm on May 4. All registered attendees will be sent the link to join the party on the evening of the event.
To purchase a book without registering: Use the search feature at the top of the page to purchase other books by Juliana Brandt online, or call Red Balloon Bookshop at 651-224-8320 from 10am - 5pm, Tues - Sat to purchase via phone or to purchase books in-store. For full hours, go here. Note: these methods will *not* register you for an event. Red Balloon Bookshop is currently open for in-person shopping as space allows. We have many ways to get books to you including Parking Lot Pick-up, Neighborhood Delivery, and shipping options. Visit our FAQs page for more information about these services.