Magical Worlds: Marissa Meyer, Soman Chainani and Stephanie Garber in conversation with Abiola Bello

Wednesday 17th November 2021
19:30 at Waterstones, Online Events

Magical Worlds: Marissa Meyer, Soman Chainani and Stephanie Garber in conversation with Abiola Bello

Join us online for an event with three New York Times bestselling authors, Marissa Meyer, Soman Chainani and Stephanie Garber as they come together to talk about their magical new books, Gilded, Beasts and Beauty and Once Upon a Broken Heart.

In conversation with Abiola Bello, each author will discuss their books, writing processes, upcoming projects and the world of magic and fairy tales in fiction, and you’ll event get the chance to put your own questions to these three astounding writers at this special event.


£5 General Admission

£12 with a copy of Gilded (UK Post Only)

£20 with a copy of Beasts and Beauty (UK Post Only)

£20 with a copy of Once Upon a Broken Heart (UK Post Only)

£50 with all three books (UK Post Only)

Marissa Meyer is the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of the Renegades Trilogy, The Lunar Chronicles series, the Wires and Nerve graphic novels, and The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book. Her first standalone novel, Heartless, was also a #1 New York Times bestseller. Marissa created and hosts a podcast called The Happy Writer. She lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and their two daughters.

Soman Chainani is the New York Times bestselling author of the School for Good and Evil series. The fairy-tale saga has sold over 2.5 million copies, been translated into 29 languages across six continents, and will soon be a major motion picture from Netflix, which Soman will executively produce. A graduate of Harvard University, Soman created his own fairy-tale major before he went on to an MFA in film at Columbia University. He has made films that have played all over the world, and his writing awards include honours from Big Bear Lake, the CAPE Foundation, and the Sun Valley Writers’ Fellowship.

Stephanie Garber is the #1 New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author of the Caraval series, which has been translated into over 25 languages. As a child, Stephanie wanted to be an explorer until she realised most of the world had already been discovered. Naturally, she started creating her own worlds, which is why she now writes fantasy fiction. Now that her dream of becoming a published author has come true, her new dream is to visit Club 33 at Disneyland. Once Upon a Broken Heart is the first in a new series set in the world of Caraval.

Abiola Bello is a Nigerian-British, prize-winning children’s/YA author who was born and raised in London. She is an advocate for diversity in books for young people and is the author of the award-winning Emily Knight fantasy series. Emily Knight I Am…Awakened was nominated for the CILIP’s Carnegie Award, won London’s BIG Read 2019, and was a finalist for the People’s Book Prize Best Children’s Book. Abiola is also one of the contributors for The Very Merry Murder Club: a collection of new mystery fiction from thirteen exciting and diverse children’s writers is out October 2021.

Please note that the Ticket & Book option for this event requires a UK postal address. Please do not select this option if you do not have a valid UK postal address as you will not receive the book and may still be charged. Books will be posted after the event and so will arrive a few days later.

This event is on Zoom. Please make sure you have Zoom installed and up to date on the device of your choice.

Waterstones, Online Events
Wednesday 17th November 2021

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