Contemporary authors from near and far read from their works and sign books for the public.
- Victoria Schwab
September 5, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Victoria “V.E.” Schwab is the #1 NYT, USA, and Indie bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including Vicious, the Shades of Magic series, and This Savage Song. Her work has received critical acclaim, been featured by EW and The New York Times, been translated into more than a dozen languages, and been optioned for TV and Film. The Independent calls her the “natural successor to Diana Wynne Jones” and touts her “enviable, almost Gaimanesque ability to switch between styles, genres, and tones.”
Flyleaf Books will have Victoria's books for sale, including her newest Middle Grade the middle grade genre, Tunnel of Bones, a sequel to the NY Times bestselling City of Ghosts. In order for Victoria to get through everyone on the signing line, we're asking each person to get no more than four books signed at once.
Check out her books in our catalog
Meeting Room B
- Peter Guzzardi
September 10, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
EMERALDS OF OZ: Life Lessons from Over the Rainbow is an uplifting jewel box of life lessons drawn from one of the most beloved movie of all time. Author Peter Guzzardi aims to take the reader on a path similar to Dorothy’s - from helpless to powerful; shifting from placing our faith in others to locating it within ourselves; and pulling back the curtain on life’s illusions to reveal its most profound truths.
As a book editor, Peter Guzzardi worked with Stephen Hawking on A Brief History of Time, with Deepak Chopra on fifteen books, with Carol Burnett on two memoirs, and with Douglas Adams on his Hitchhiker novels. Guzzardi devoted two years to exploring The Wizard of Oz.
The result is a book as crammed with observations as the Scarecrow is stuffed with straw. Among many smaller insights, Guzzardi describes nine big chunks of wisdom. Emerald #1: Listen to Your Longing, or Emerald #5: You Already Possess What You Desire Most. The intended result is for readers to feel centered, clear, joyful, and capable of facing whatever obstacles appear on their own Yellow Brick Road.
To give y'all an idea of how this program will go beyond your usual book talk, here's what the format is going to be.Check out the book in our catalog
Peter talks for about 25 minutes about how he came to write this book and a little about his background. Then he quickly explains the 9 Emeralds of Wisdom at the center of his book - and connects each Emerald to an iconic scene from the film.
He will read short excerpts as part of this talk followed by Q&A session for about 15 or 20 minutes.
Additionally, the author will be handing out an Emeralds worksheet – a handy tool to help people remember the 9 Emeralds in order. That way you can be present in the program and use the Emeralds to work on an issue in your own lives later on.
Meeting Room B