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Summer Authorama

Have you heard the news? Harris County Public Library's Summer Authorama is back!

We have an exciting line up of authors, ranging from New York Times bestseller and Netflix creators to literally homegrown authors. Featured authors include National Book Critics Circle Award winner Yaa Gyasi, master of the thriller Megan Miranda, bestselling YA author David Yoon, award-winning children’s book author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds, a trio of Harris County Public Library staff members who also happen to be published authors, and wraps up with Caroline Kepnes, author of YOU and YOU LOVE ME upon which the hugely popular and highly bingeable NETFLIX series YOU starring Penn Badgley. 

All author events will be LIVE on Facebook and YouTube. Each author event will have a Q&A session, giving attendees a chance to interact with the authors, so be sure to leave your questions in the comments. Attendees for each event will also be eligible to win FREE books in random drawings. 

Check out the Summer Authorama schedule below and be sure to follow @HarrisCountyPL on Facebook and subscribe to harriscountypl on YouTube for more information. 

Monday, July 26

Authorama Presents Yaa Gyasi in Conversation with Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton  @ 7 PM- Bestselling author Yaa Gyasi will discuss her latest work, TRANSCENDENT KINGDOM, in an intimate and engaging conversation with former Houston Poet Laureate Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton. For readers 16+. Watch on Facebook or YouTube

Tuesday, July 27 - Local Authors Day!

Authorama Live, with the Authors of "Maxy Survives the Hurricane / Maxy sobrevive el huracan"Ricia Anne Chansky and Yarelis Marcial Acevedo @ 11 am – Houston’s own Arte Público Press presents Maxy Survives the Hurricane authors Ricia Anne Chansky and Yarelis Marcial Acevedo, for a fun and engaging story time event! For kids and families. Watch on Facebook or YouTube

Authorama & Camp NaNoWriMo Present: Authors of HCPL! @ 7 PM - Three of Harris County Public Library’s very own published authors–Amy Campbell, Molly McGinty, and Selenia Paz, discuss what inspired them to write, their process, and more. Ask them anything! For readers 16+. Watch on Facebook or YouTube.


Wednesday, July 28

A Conversation with YA Author David Yoon @ 5 PM - Bestselling author of FRANKLY IN LOVE, David Yoon, will discuss his latest Young Adult novel, SUPER FAKE LOVE SONG with Librarian Jennifer Bacall, and answer all your questions! For YA readers of all ages. Watch on Facebook or YouTube.

Authorama Live! Megan Miranda in Conversation with Elle @ 7 PM - Megan Miranda will discuss her latest novel, SUCH A QUIET PLACE with fellow award-winning novelist Elle Cosimano. Q&A to follow.  For readers 16 +. Watch on Facebook or YouTube.

Thursday, July 29

Authorama Presents Peter Reynolds Live! @ 5 PM - Join us for a fun and informative event with award-winning picture book author Peter Reynolds. Mr. Reynolds will talk about his books and his experiences as an author, and will then take questions from the audience. For readers of all ages. Watch on Facebook or YouTube.

Authorama Presents Caroline Kepnes, Author of the YOU Series, LIVE! @ 7 PM - NY Times bestselling author of the hit Netflix series YOU, talks about the latest in the YOU series, YOU LOVE ME, in a conversation with librarian Jennifer Bacall. Q&A to follow. For readers 16 +. Watch on Facebook or YouTube.

Can’t join us live? Don’t worry, all author events will be available to watch on our Virtual Programs page.

Check out more titles from all the Summer Authorama authors on OverDrive.

Special thank you to our partner Blue Willow Bookshop.

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