P.J. Hoover, Mary Lindsey, Joy Preble, and Martha Wells

P.J. Hoover will sign and discuss Solstice (Tor; $17.99).
 
P. J. Hoover first fell in love with Greek mythology in sixth grade thanks to the book Mythology by Edith Hamilton. After a fifteen year bout as an electrical engineer designing computer chips for a living, P. J. decided to take her own stab at mythology and started writing books for kids and teens. When not writing, P. J. spends time with her husband and two kids and enjoys practicing kung fu, solving Rubik's cubes, and watching Star Trek. Her first novel for teens, Solstice (Tor Teen, June 2013), takes place in a global warming future and explores the parallel world of mythology beside our own. Her middle grade novel, Tut (Tor Children's, 2014), tells the story of a young immortal King Tut, who's been stuck in middle school for over 3,000 years and must defeat an ancient enemy with the help of a dorky kid from school, a mysterious Egyptian princess, and a one-eyed cat. For more information about P. J. (Tricia) Hoover, please visit her website www.pjhoover.com

Mary Lindsey will sign and discuss Ashes on the Waves (Philomel; $17.99). 

Mary Lindsey is the author of Shattered Souls (Philomel Books; $16.99). Prior to attending University of Houston Law School, Mary received a B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Drama from the University of Houston. She has taught drama and play writing in a large public high school and English in a private school. Currently, Mary teaches acting to children and teens at a private studio in Houston, Texas.  

 

Joy Preble will sign and discuss The Sweet Dead Life (Soho Teen; $17.99). 

A former English teacher, Joy is the author of the DREAMING ANASTASIA series (Sourcebooks), which blends paranormal romance with historical fiction. The second in that series, HAUNTED, is out now, and the final book of the trilogy,  ANASTASIA FOREVER, was release in Fall 2012. Another paranormal – about a sixteen-year-old stoner turned guardian angel – THE SWEET DEAD LIFE – is set in Houston and slated for May 2013, from Soho Press. Joy grew up in Chicago but now lives with her family in Houston where she writes full time and frequently gets into wild rumpuses and other mischief. She is not a fan of the Houston summer but does love cowboy boots, going to the rodeo, and the coffee drinks at Empire Café. 

 

Martha Wells will sign and discuss Emile and the Hollow World (Strange Chemistry; $9.99).

Martha Wells was born in 1964 in Fort Worth, Texas, and graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.A. in Anthropology. She is the author of eleven novels, including the Nebula-nominated The Death of the Necromancer, as well as a number of short stories and nonfiction articles. Her books have been published in seven languages, including French, Spanish, German, Russian, and Dutch.

Her latest fantasy novel, The Cloud Roads, was published by Night Shade Books in March 2011, and the sequel, The Serpent Sea, will follow in 2012.   

Event date: 

Friday, July 26, 2013 - 6:30pm

Event address: 

2342 Bissonnet St
77005 Houston
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$17.99
ISBN: 9780765334695
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Published: Tor Books - June 18th, 2013

Piper's world is dying. Each day brings hotter temperatures and heat bubbles which threaten to destroy the Earth. Amid this Global Heating Crisis, Piper lives under the oppressive rule of her mother, who suffocates her even more than the weather does. Everything changes on her eighteenth birthday, when her mother is called away on a mysterious errand and Piper seizes her first opportunity for freedom. 

 

Piper discovers a universe she never knew existed--a sphere of gods and monsters--and realizes that her world is not the only one in crisis. While gods battle for control of the Underworld, Piper's life spirals out of control as she struggles to find the answer to the secret that has been kept from her since birth--her very identity.... 

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ISBN: 9780399159398
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Published: Philomel Books - June 27th, 2013

Expands on the Edgar Allen Poe poem, Annabel Lee, as Liam and Anna reunite on an isolated Maine island where they were children together and fall so deeply in love they provoke a wager between Otherworld creatures from Celtic mythology. 

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Published: Soho Teen - May 14th, 2013

 

After dying in a car accident, fourteen-year-old Jenna's older brother returns as an angel to help Jenna solve a mystery that not only holds the key to her survival, but also to their mother's mysterious depression and their father's disappearance.

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SKU: S9781908844491

While running away from home for reasons that are eminently defensible, Emilie's plans to stow away on the steamship Merry Bell and reach her cousin in the big city go awry, landing her on the wrong ship and at the beginning of a fantastic adventure. 

Taken under the protection of Lady Marlende, Emilie learns that the crew hopes to use the aether currents and an experimental engine, and with the assistance of Lord Engal, journey to the interior of the planet in search of Marlende's missing father. 

With the ship damaged on arrival, they attempt to traverse the strange lands on their quest. But when evidence points to sabotage and they encounter the treacherous Lord Ivers, along with the strange race of the sea-lands, Emilie has to make some challenging decisions and take daring action if they are ever to reach the surface world again. 

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Published: Speak - December 6th, 2012

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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - August 7th, 2012

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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - February 2011

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Published: Sourcebooks - September 2009

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