University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)
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James Riley



Maarten de Boer

James Riley lives in Virginia. He is the author of "Half Upon a Time," "Twice Upon a Time" and "Once Upon the End," as well as the "Story Thieves" series. His new release is "Story Thieves: Pick the Plot."

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Scheduled events:
What's Next? Why Kids Love a Series
Three best-selling authors will explore why series books are so appealing to children as readers and how they develop interesting new stories within a series. Monica Brown's Lola Levine series, James Riley's Story Thieves series, and Ursula Vernon's Hamster Princess and Dragonbreath series will be featured.

Education Room 333 (Seats 40, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Mónica Brown, James Riley, Ursula Vernon
Moderator: Janelle Mathis
Meet 8 Authors in 60 Minutes
Each author in this speed-dating format will move to a new small group every seven minutes to talk about their most recent book and answer questions. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and interact with eight different authors in 60 minutes. Book-signing will occur in the room at the end of the session.

Education Room 353 (Seats 117, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 11, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Dusti Bowling, Mónica Brown, Chris Grabenstein, Paul Mosier, Anne Sibley O'Brien, James Riley, Susan Goldman Rubin, Bob Staake
Moderator: Kathleen Crawford-McKinney
Take a Risk: Play the Game, Solve the Mystery
Join in the excitement and intrigue of mystery and adventure. Three best-selling authors talk about the risks their characters take in solving mysteries and playing games of suspense. Kent Davis's Riddle in Ruby faces off against an evil scientist, Chris Grabenstein's Mr. Lemoncello sets up a new contest in the library, and James Riley's Story Thieves are trapped in a Pick Your Own Plot book. Assistive listening devices available.

Education Kiva (Seats 300)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 11, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kent Davis, Chris Grabenstein, James Riley
Moderator: Hilary Taber

Books:
Story Thieves: Pick the Plot
Children / Teens
Simon and Schuster
September 2017
ISBN 9781481461283
384 pages
$17.99, INSTOCK
Buy now

Owen is trapped in a time travel plot-your-own-adventure book, controlled by the reader, and a bizarre fellow prisoner, Kara Dox, might be his only hope for escaping to save Bethany.

Story Thieves: Secret Origins
Children / Teens
Simon and Schuster
September 2017
ISBN 9781481461269
400 pages
$7.99, INSTOCK
Buy now

Bethany travels to a new fictional world to rescue her father in this third book in the New York Times bestselling series, Story Thieves—which was called a “fast-paced, action-packed tale” by School Library Journal—from the author of the Half Upon a Time trilogy. More/less

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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

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Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
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William & Mary Ross Foundation
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

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Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
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