Upcoming Author Visits

Brandon Mullopens a new window

March 29 and March 30, 2019
Koelbel and Smoky Hill Libraries

Have an enchanted time with popular young adult fantasy author Brandon Mull, whose works include the “Fablehaven,” “Beyonders” and “Five Kingdom” series. 

The New York Times best-selling author will introduce young readers to his latest novel, Dragonwatch, his long-awaited sequel to “Fablehaven.” Mull will also chat about his writing process and lead a Q&A session. 

Mull is passionate about igniting imagination through storytelling. His tales of epic adventure delight readers of all ages, from kids to the young at heart.  

Enjoy light refreshments and a book signing. Tattered Cover Book Store will sell books onsite.

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Nnedi Okoraforopens a new window

Spend an evening with award-winning and New York Times best-selling author Nnedi Okorafor, who will share about her acclaimed novel, Who Fears Death, slated to be an HBO series.Born in the United States to Nigerian immigrant parents, Okorafor is known for weaving African culture and folklore into creative, evocative settings with memorable characters.

Okorafor’s African-based science fiction and fantasy novels include the “Binti” trilogy and Akata WitchShe has also authored several of the popular “Black Panther” Marvel comic books. Okorafor’s latest standalone series features Black Panther’s sister Shuri.    

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Camron Wright

Camron Wright shared about his works, including his newest novel, The Other Side of the Bridge. Set in San Francisco, this story intertwines two people with personal sorrows as they face the Golden Gate Bridge and look to a long-forgotten journal, which holds the key to the truth. Will there be healing for both – or heartache?

Wright is also known for his others novels, including Letters for Emily (Reader's Choice Award), The Rent Collector (Best Novel of the Year from Whitney Awards) and The Orphan Keeper (2016 Book of the Year, Gold Accolades in Multicultural Fiction from Foreword Reviews and Best General Fiction from Whitney Awards).

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Laurie Halse Anderson

Laurie Halse Anderson shared about her popular young adult fictionincluding her groundbreaking debut novel SpeakRecently re-released as a graphic novel, Speak authentically captures the emotional journey of an isolated teen as she navigates high school life.

The New York Times best-selling author's readership spans young people to adults and combined, her books have sold more than eight million copiesAnderson has won several international, national and state awards and has been recognized for her efforts in championing intellectual freedom and diversity in publishing.

Helen Thorpe

The award-winning journalist and former First Lady of Colorado introduced the audience to her powerful book, The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom. Her narrative non-fiction follows the lives of 22 teen immigrants – many arriving directly from refugee camps – and their first year in America at Denver's South High School. 

Born in London to Irish parents, Thorpe's work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Texas Monthly and 5280. Her first book, Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America, was named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post. The Denver Center for the Performing Arts adapted the non-fiction book for the stage.

Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Andreas M. Antonopoulos, best-selling author and expert, discusses the future of programmable money. Check out some of his best-selling books.


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A.J. Finn

Author A. J. Finn’s debut thriller, The Woman in the Window, is predicted to be one of 2018’s most buzzworthy books, with a major motion picture already in the works. 


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Jamie Ford 

Jamie Ford, author of the New York Times best-selling Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and Songs of Willow Frost, returned to Arapahoe Libraries to discuss his latest novel, Love and Other Consolation Prizes.


Dhonielle Clayton 

Young adult author Dhonielle Clayton is leaving her mark in the literary world through her advocacy of diversity in children’s books. Clayton, who leads the non-profit organization We Need Diverse Books, draws writing inspiration from “things that bother her.” The Belles was motivated by her thoughts on the media’s influence over women’s body images.
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Cynthia Swanson

Local Denver author Cynthia Swanson can’t wait to share her latest novel, The Glass Forest, with readers. Set in 1960s Wisconsin, this suspense read tells the story of a once-idyllic family whose life is changed forever with a single phone call. The self-described writer and interior designer’s first book, The Bookseller, has been slated for a movie featuring actress Julia Roberts. 
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