|Popular local romance writers Silvera and Waite discuss their work with Pierce County librarian Robin Bradford. Registration required.|
The event is presented in partnership with Third Place Books. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsors the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation, and Seattle City of Literature. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times.
About Binding Shadows:
Hunting lost books is more than a job; it's a way for Barbara to hide her powers in the mundane world of the university library. One misstep and she risks exposure to ruthless necromancers willing to destroy anything supernatural they cannot control. But the prickly new professor in charge of her latest assignment proves more than he seems, and rules are no match for her growing fascination. After years of battling to cage the beast within him, Tobias returns to Prague and the safety of his pack of brothers. But keeping his family safe means never revealing his dual nature, not even to the irresistible research assistant with a nose for rare books. When an enchanted book triggers unpredictable surges in Barbara's magic, unleashing his beast may be their only defense against the malevolent spell buried in its pages. Now, a 400-year-old witch's revenge threatens to reveal everything they've concealed. Trapped between a witch and a necromancer, Barbara and Tobias must choose: embrace the powers that could expose them or allow their secrets to destroy them.
About The Care and Feeding of Waspish Widows:
When Agatha Griffin finds a colony of bees in her warehouse, it's the not-so-perfect ending to a not-so-perfect week. Busy trying to keep her printing business afloat amidst rising taxes and the suppression of radical printers like her son, the last thing the widow wants is to be the victim of a thousand bees. But when a beautiful beekeeper arrives to take care of the pests, Agatha may be in danger of being stung by something far more dangerous...Penelope Flood exists between two worlds in her small seaside town, the society of rich landowners and the tradesfolk. Soon, tensions boil over when the formerly exiled Queen arrives on England's shores--and when Penelope's long-absent husband returns to Melliton, she once again finds herself torn, between her burgeoning love for Agatha and her loyalty to the man who once gave her refuge.As Penelope finally discovers her true place, Agatha must learn to accept the changing world in front of her. But will these longing hearts settle for a safe but stale existence or will they learn to fight for the future they most desire'
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Jasmine Silvera spent her impressionable years sneaking "kissing books" between comics and fantasy movies. She's been mixing them up in her writing ever since. An amateur dancer, photographer, and occasional cellist, she lives in the Pacific Northwest with her partner-in-crime and their small, opinionated human charge. She is the author of the Grace Bloods series and the Tooth & Spell trilogy. She loves hearing from readers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Olivia Waite writes queer historical romance, fantasy, science fiction, and essays. She is the romance fiction columnist for the New York Book Review.
Robin Bradford is a Collection Development librarian for the Pierce County Library System in Tacoma, WA. She was recognized as RWA’s 2016 Cathie Linz Librarian of the Year. To build reader-focused, popular collections in public libraries, she has worked with authors to help get their titles into these collections, worked with librarians to push for equal treatment of genre fiction, and worked with readers so that they can find their favorite authors on their library's shelves.
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