Red Balloon Bookshop is thrilled to invite you to celebrate Lori M. Lee's middle grade debut, Pahua and the Soul Stealer, along with special guest author Rick Riordan! Join us on Zoom to hear Lori and Rick discuss this fabulous new book about a lonely Hmong girl who discovers she's a powerful shaman warrior in this fantasy inspired by Southeast Asian mythology. With its unforgettable characters, unique nature-based magic system, breathtaking twists and reveals, and climactic boss battle, this story based on Hmong oral tradition offers everything a fantasy lover could want.
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, or can donate to help us keep events happening. Registration ends at 6:30pm CDT on Sept 9. All registered attendees will be sent the link to join the party 48 hours before the event and on the evening of the event, after ticket sales have ended.
Lori M. Lee has been writing stories since the third grade and earned a bachelor's degree in creative writing. She specializes in science fiction and fantasy and has two YA series to her name: Gates of Thread and Stone and Shamanborn. She's also a contributor to several anthologies, including A Thousand Beginnings and Endings, and Color Outside the Lines. Lori was born in a village in the mountains of Laos, which her family was forced to escape when she was just an infant. They relocated to a refugee camp in Thailand for a few years and moved permanently to the United States when she was three. Now she lives in Wisconsin with her husband, kids, and excitable shih-tzu.
Rick Riordan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over twenty novels for young readers, including the Percy Jackson series, the Kane Chronicles, the Magnus Chase series and the Trials of Apollo. He is also the author of the multi-award-winning Tres Navarre mystery series for adults. Today, over one hundred million copies of his books are in print in the United States alone, and rights have been sold in more than 37 countries.