Event in Chicago with Garth Nix!



I have had a few moments in my writing/author life that have made my inner child flail around wildly and without reservation, and meeting Garth Nix at Book Expo America this past year was one of them (if he reads this, I’m sure he will find it terribly embarrassing, because he is super down-to-earth). When I was younger I was obsessed with the Old Kingdoms series (and his other books, but those were my first)— I also reread them recently and enjoyed them just as much over a decade later.

For those of you who don’t know, the Old Kingdom series includes the books Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen…


(these are the covers I have, but they have been redesigned since then, and are still pretty)

and now the upcoming Clariel



So you can understand why I am beyond excited to do an event in my hometown with him soon!

(The real struggle will be coming up with anything interesting to say myself when all I want to do is be all “THE DEATH BELLS, GARTH. TELL US ABOUT THE BELLS. WHICH ONE IS YOUR FAVORITE?” etc. etc.)


Chicagoans! And near-Chicagoans! You should come see us! Here is the info:

Where? Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago

When? Monday, October 20th, at 6:00pm

How? Ticket information is here

If you are not a Chicagoan or near-Chicagoan or just can’t make it out to see us, I have good news for you, too! The event will be livestreamed, and you can RSVP in advance/catch the event on October 20th here:

Hope to see you all there!

I will now, with the utmost calm, anticipate October 20th. (THAT IS A LIE I AM NOT CALM.)



Such a cool event!