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YA Author Kiersten White Coming to Best of Books

Fri, January 182019-01-18 | Best of Books1313 E Danforth Rd, Edmond, OK 73034
Get ready Young Adult fans! Kiersten White is coming to Best of Books! She will be signing copies of her new book, SLAYER, on... Get ready Young Adult fans! Kiersten White is coming to Best of Books! She will be signing copies of her new book, SLAYER, on Friday, Jan. 18 at 6:00 pm. In order to reserve a line number for the event, you must pre-order a copy of SLAYER online (https://www.bestofbooksok.com/event/ya-author-kiersten-white-coming-best-books-jan-18) or by phone at (405) 340-9202. Into every generation a Slayer is born... Nina and her twin sister, Artemis, are far from normal. It's hard to be when you grow up at the Watcher's Academy, which is a bit different from your average boarding school. Here teens are trained as guides for Slayers--girls gifted with supernatural strength to fight the forces of darkness. But while Nina's mother is a prominent member of the Watcher's Council, Nina has never embraced the violent Watcher lifestyle. Instead she follows her instincts to heal, carving out a place for herself as the school medic. Until the day Nina's life changes forever. Thanks to Buffy, the famous (and infamous) Slayer that Nina's father died protecting, Nina is not only the newest Chosen One--she's the last Slayer, ever. Period. As Nina hones her skills with her Watcher-in-training, Leo, there's plenty to keep her occupied: a monster fighting ring, a demon who eats happiness, a shadowy figure that keeps popping up in Nina's dreams... But it's not until bodies start turning up that Nina's new powers will truly be tested--because someone she loves might be next. One thing is clear: Being Chosen is easy. Making choices is hard. Kiersten White Is the New York Times bestselling author of many books for teens and young readers, including AND I DARKEN, NOW I RISE, BRIGHT WE BURN, THE DARK DESCENT OF ELIZABETH FRANKENSTEIN and most recently, SLAYER. She lives with her family near the ocean in San Diego, where she perpetually lurks in the shadows. Visit Kiersten online at kierstenwhite.com and follow @kierstenwhite on Twitter.

Constance Squires Signing on Jan. 31

Thu, January 312019-01-31 | Best of Books1313 E Danforth Rd, Edmond, OK 73034
Please help us welcome back Constance Squires to our store! She will be signing copies of her new book, Hit Your Brights, on... Please help us welcome back Constance Squires to our store! She will be signing copies of her new book, Hit Your Brights, on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 6:00 pm. Hit Your Brights captures people in tough spots, often of their own making. Fusing humor and tragedy, these thirteen gritty stories keep readers in suspense. Danger lurks, the needle skips, the bomb goes off, and the empties pile up. Outcomes are unpredictable, but the car always starts, and, sometimes, love wins. Constance Squires is the award-winning author of Along the Watchtower: A Novel and Live from Medicine Park. Her numerous short stories have appeared in Guernica, Shenandoah, Atlantic Monthly and other magazines. She teaches creative writing at the University of Central Oklahoma. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband, daughter, three dogs, a cat, a lizard, a piano, a guitar, a drum set and too many books.

April Henry Book Signing on Feb. 1

Fri, February 12019-02-01 | Best of Books1313 E Danforth Rd, Edmond, OK 73034
Please join us in welcoming young adult author April Henry to our store! She will be in conversation with Rachel Vincent and sign... Please join us in welcoming young adult author April Henry to our store! She will be in conversation with Rachel Vincent and sign copies of her book, THE LONELY DEAD, on Friday, Feb. 1 starting at 6:00 pm. In order to reserve a line number for the event, you must pre-order a copy of THE LONELY DEAD online (https://www.bestofbooksok.com/event/april-henry-book-signing-feb-1) or by phone at (405) 340-9202. For Adele, the dead aren't really dead. She can see them and even talk to them. But she's spent years denying her gift. When she encounters her ex best friend Tori in a shallow grave in the woods and realizes that Tori is actually dead -- that gift turns into a curse. Without an alibi, Adele becomes the prime suspect in Tori's murder. She must work with Tori's ghost to find the real killer. But what if the killer finds Adele first? April Henry is the New York Times-bestselling author of 21 mysteries and thrillers for teens and adults. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her family.

Bad Kitty Author Nick Bruel at Best of Books on Feb. 2

Sat, February 22019-02-02 | Best of Books1313 E Danforth Rd, Edmond, OK 73034
We are so excited to host BAD KITTY author Nick Bruel! He will be signing copies of his new book, BAD KITTY: KITTEN TROUBLE, on... We are so excited to host BAD KITTY author Nick Bruel! He will be signing copies of his new book, BAD KITTY: KITTEN TROUBLE, on Saturday, Feb. 2 beginning at 1:00 pm. In order to reserve a line number for the event, you must pre-order a copy of BAD KITTY: KITTEN TROUBLE online (https://www.bestofbooksok.com/event/bad-kitty-author-nick-bruel-best-books-feb-2) or by phone at (405) 340-9202. There's terrible news in the neighborhood next to Kitty's! A conflict there is growing worse and worse. It started as an argument and has now turned into a full-fledged fight. Worst of all: The cat shelter has been destroyed. Kitty's family decides it's time to do something to help. They have an idea to foster as many displaced kittens as possible. Kitty won't mind, right? Well . . . not exactly. Kitty does seem to mind. She minds A LOT. Will our favorite bad-tempered friend learn to share her space, her food, and **GASP!** her toys? Nick Bruel is the author and illustrator of the phenomenally successful BAD KITTY series, including the 2012 and 2013 CBC Children's Choice Book Award winners BAD KITTY MEETS THE BABY and BAD KITTY FOR PRESIDENT. He has also written and illustrated popular picture books including WHO IS MELVIN BUBBLE?, BOB AND OTTO and A WONDERFUL YEAR. Nick lives with his wife and daughter in Westchester, New York.

Pawfectly in Love Celebration

Sat, February 92019-02-09 | Best of Books1313 E Danforth Rd, Edmond, OK 73034
Join us Saturday, Feb. 9 for a Pawfectly in Love Celebration at Best of Books from 11 a.m. -12 p.m. Louisa McCune, co-editor, of the... Join us Saturday, Feb. 9 for a Pawfectly in Love Celebration at Best of Books from 11 a.m. -12 p.m. Louisa McCune, co-editor, of the new book “Love Can Be: A Literary Collection About Our Animals” will be signing copies and a portion of sales from the book will go to UCO’s pet therapy program. Kevin the Greyt, UCO’s therapy dog, will be in attendance. Free To Live Animal Sanctuary will also have animals available for adoption.  

Mark Greaney Book Signing on Feb. 26

Tue, February 262019-02-26 | Best of Books1313 E Danforth Rd, Edmond, OK 73034
Join us in welcoming author Mark Greaney to our store! He will be signing copies of his book, Mission Critical, on Tuesday, Feb. 26... Join us in welcoming author Mark Greaney to our store! He will be signing copies of his book, Mission Critical, on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 6:00 pm. In order to reserve a line number for the event, you must pre-order a copy of Mission Critical online (https://www.bestofbooksok.com/event/mark-greaney-book-signing-feb-26) or by phone at (405) 340-9202. Mission Critical is part of Greaney's GRAY MAN series. Court Gentry's flight on a CIA transport plane is interrupted when a security team brings a hooded man aboard. They want to kick Gentry off the flight but are overruled by CIA headquarters. The mystery man is being transported to England where a joint CIA/MI6 team will interrogate him about a mole in Langley. When they land in an isolated airbase in the U.K., they are attacked by a hostile force who kidnaps the prisoner. Only Gentry escapes. His handlers send him after the attackers, but what can one operative do against a trained team of assassins? A lot, when that operative is the Gray Man. Mark Greaney has a degree in international relations and political science. In his research for the Gray Man novels, including Agent in Place, Gunmetal Gray, Back Blast, Dead Eye, Ballistic, On Target, and The Gray Man, he has traveled to more than fifteen countries and trained alongside military and law enforcement in the use of firearms, battlefield medicine, and close-range combative tactics. He is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers Tom Clancy Support and Defend, Tom Clancy Full Force and Effect, Tom Clancy Commander in Chief, and Tom Clancy True Faith and Allegiance. With Tom Clancy, he coauthored Locked On, Threat Vector, and Command Authority.

Kim Ventrella, Brad McLelland, & Melanie Sumrow Book Signing

Sat, March 92019-03-09 | Best of Books1313 E Danforth Rd, Edmond, OK 73034
We are so excited to host a very special middle grade author panel with authors Kim Ventrella, Brad McLelland, & Melanie Sumrow!... We are so excited to host a very special middle grade author panel with authors Kim Ventrella, Brad McLelland, & Melanie Sumrow! Kim will sign copies of her book, BONE HOLLOW, Brad will sign copies of his book, THE FANG OF BONFIRE CROSSING, and Melanie will sign copies of her book, THE PROPHET CALLS, on Saturday, March 9 starting at 1:00 pm. In order to reserve a line number for the event, you must pre-order a copy of ONE of the authors new books online (https://www.bestofbooksok.com/event/middle-grade-author-panel-authors-kim-ventrella-brad-mclelland-melanie-sumrow-march-9) or by phone at (405) 340-9202. BONE HOLLOW Gabe is dead, though it takes some time for him to realize it. He flees into Bone Hollow and befriends a mysterious girl named Wynne, who disappears for long stretches of time. After a suspicious Gabe follows her, he makes a mind-blowing discovery. THE FANG OF BONFIRE CROSSING In an 1850s' Wild West filled with supernatural beasts and magic-wielding outlaws, Keech and his band of fellow orphans, seeking revenge for their killed families, search for Bonfire Crossing, the Osage land that holds clues to the whereabouts of the all-powerful Char Stone. THE PROPHET CALLS Gentry Forrester feels lucky to live among God's chosen people in the Prophet's compound, but after music is outlawed, Gentry and her older brother, Tanner, sneak out of the community. When they return, the Prophet exercises his control. Kim Ventrella is a children's librarian, and a lover of weird, whimsical stories of all kinds. She lives in Oklahoma City. Born and raised in Arkansas, Brad McLelland spent several years working as a crime journalist in the South before earning his MFA in creative writing from Oklahoma State University. A part-time drummer and singer, Brad lives in Oklahoma with his wife, stepdaughter, a mini-Aussie who gives hugs, and a chubby cat who begs for ham. Melanie Sumrow received her undergraduate degree in Religious Studies and has maintained a long-term interest in studying world religions. Before becoming a writer, she worked as a lawyer for more than 16 years, with many of her cases involving children and teens. Melanie lives in Dallas with her husband, her daughter and one very spoiled dog.

Andy Griffiths Coming to Best of Books on March 10

Sun, March 102019-03-10 | Best of Books1313 E Danforth Rd, Edmond, OK 73034

Book Signing & Live Music with Robert Hunter

Thu, April 42019-04-04 | Best of Books1313 E Danforth Rd, Edmond, OK 73034
Join Robert Hunter, Nashville Singer/Songwriter/Best Selling Author as he visits Oklahoma during his 50 State-52 Week Relapse +... Join Robert Hunter, Nashville Singer/Songwriter/Best Selling Author as he visits Oklahoma during his 50 State-52 Week Relapse + Revival Tour. Enjoy an intimate acoustic performance with all original songs from his albums "Outta My Mind", "Afterglow" and newest album "Revival". Additionally, he will be signing copies of his novel, "Relapse: A Love Story". All book purchases will receive a FREE copy of "Revival".