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.