Two island authors launch books this week

Catherynne Valente’s newest YA novel

Island Reading by Scott Nash of new novel

Islanders seem to be launching books as often as they launch boats these days. It’s a phenomenal literary week here on Peaks Island as both Scott Nash and Catherynne Valente celebrate and hold events for their respective new books. Catherynne has just released her next YA novel, a sequel to the New York Times Bestselling The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. Her new book, The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There, has led Cat off on a month-long book tour of 19 different cities across the country – an epic journey she’s hashtagged #halloweentour. Good luck trying to keep up with her on her twitter stream @catvalente. Fair winds and following seas to you, Cat!

Scott’s epic launch party will occur tomorrow, Friday, at  7:00 p.m. at Portland’s beloved indie bookstore, Longfellow Books, where a three-dimensional window installation teases us to rush for the shelf and buy his new book. He’s also treating islanders to a reading on Saturday, October 6th from 1-3 p.m. at the Seaside Shop. Come help celebrate the publication of his middle-grade graphic novel, The High Skies Adventures of Blue Jay the Pirate.

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  1. good morning ~ *

    this looks great ~ ever grateful for your gift of doing this for the island patricia –

    Ann Barrengos, also an island author ess . . . is launching her new book, The Story of Estrella – along with Scott and I believe Catherynne at Longfellow Books here in Portland. Scott’s reading is tonight, Ann Barrengos’ reading is October 20th – don’t know about Catherynne.

    thanks again –


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