Events for Book Readings and Signings

Guest Author Charles Gannon

White and Gannon return with a new entry in the Starfire Series, co-created by New York Times best-selling authors Steve White and David Weber. Stand against the alien invader apocalypse! The war with the profoundly alien Arduans has ended, and the Arduans have come to call humanity their allies. Most of them—the Arduan warrior caste refuses to accept defeat. Now known as the Kaituni, they are waging a war of extermination against all members of the pan-Sentient Union, human and Arduan alike. What’s more, the Kaituni have an unexpected weapon in their arsenal: the alien Arachnids, once thought driven to extinction. The Kaituni drive the Arachnid fleet ahead of them, inflicting untold damage. The war has been marked by retreat on the side of the pan-Sentient Union. It seems the best they can do is minimize their losses. But now the Arachnids and the Kaituni are at the doorstep to the Heart Worlds, Sol, and Earth: Alpha Centauri. The odds look bleak. But Admiral Ian Trevayne and Commodore Ossian Wethermere have faced down long odds in the past. It’s time to take a stand, for Earth, for humanity . . . and for the pan-Sentient Union! Join us in welcoming Dr. Charles E. Gannon to The Printed Garden for an event featuring the most recent book in the popular hard science fiction series, Starfire! Dr. Gannon will read from and sign copies of his books, and answer questions about the Starfire series, writing, and pretty much anything else you're curious about! This event will begin at 7:00 p.m.


2018 Fyrecon Guest Author Panel

Join us at Salt Lake County Library's Viridian Event Center for the Free Preview Night with Fyrecon's Master Guest Authors and Artists! They'll be holding a 7:00 p.m. panel discussion titled Heroes and Villains, which will be followed at 8:00 p.m. by an author signing. This year's panel discussion will feature: Shawn Carman Creative Director for Kyoudai Games. Dave Dorman Science Fiction, Fantasay, and Horror Illustrator, best known for his Star Wars artwork. He earned an Eisner Award for his work on Alien: Tribes. Dr. Charles E. Gannon New York Times Bestselling Author, best known for his Caine Riordan series, and his work with Eric Flint and Steve White on the Ring of Fire series. David Farland New York Times Bestselling Author of the Runelords series and author, under the name Dave Wolverton, of Star Wars: The Courtship of Princess Leia. Preston Stone Artist and Art Director for Fantasy Flight Games. Chad Hardin Artist for DC Comics, probably best known for his work on the character Harley Quinn. Christie Craig a.k.a. C. C. Hunter New York Times Bestselling author of the Shadow Falls series, the Divorced and Desperate series, and the Texas Justice series. Fyrecon is a three day conference on the Art and Writing of Science Fiction and Fantasy that offers over 180 workshops and classes facilitated by published authors and working artists. Fyrecon also features four and eight hour master classes by bestselling authors and nationally recognized artists. Fyrecon 2018 will be Thursday, June 21st, through Saturday, June 23rd at Weber State University - Davis Campus - 2750 University Park Boulevard in Layton. For more information about Fyrecon 2018, registration, the 2018 class schedule, the venue, the presenters, or anything else, please visit www.fyrecon.com.


2018 Fyrecon Guest Author Panel

Join us at Salt Lake County Library's Viridian Event Center for the Free Preview Night with Fyrecon's Master Guest Authors and Artists! They'll be holding a 7:00 p.m. panel discussion titled Heroes and Villains, which will be followed at 8:00 p.m. by an author signing. This year's panel discussion will feature: Shawn Carman Creative Director for Kyoudai Games. Dave Dorman Science Fiction, Fantasay, and Horror Illustrator, best known for his Star Wars artwork. He earned an Eisner Award for his work on Alien: Tribes. Dr. Charles E. Gannon New York Times Bestselling Author, best known for his Caine Riordan series, and his work with Eric Flint and Steve White on the Ring of Fire series. David Farland New York Times Bestselling Author of the Runelords series and author, under the name Dave Wolverton, of Star Wars: The Courtship of Princess Leia. Preston Stone Artist and Art Director for Fantasy Flight Games. Chad Hardin Artist for DC Comics, probably best known for his work on the character Harley Quinn. Christie Craig a.k.a. C. C. Hunter New York Times Bestselling author of the Shadow Falls series, the Divorced and Desperate series, and the Texas Justice series. Fyrecon is a three day conference on the Art and Writing of Science Fiction and Fantasy that offers over 180 workshops and classes facilitated by published authors and working artists. Fyrecon also features four and eight hour master classes by bestselling authors and nationally recognized artists. Fyrecon 2018 will be Thursday, June 21st, through Saturday, June 23rd at Weber State University - Davis Campus - 2750 University Park Boulevard in Layton. For more information about Fyrecon 2018, registration, the 2018 class schedule, the venue, the presenters, or anything else, please visit www.fyrecon.com.


Fyrecon Preview Night

Enjoy a free preview night of Fyrecon at the Library's Viridian Event Center! Master guest authors and artists will participate in a panel discussion on heroes and villains and will sign books afterward. The panel will feature: Shawn Carman Lead Writer for Legends of the Five Rings & Creative Director for Kyoudai Games. Dave Dorman Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Illustrator, best known for his Star Wars artwork. He earned an Eisner Award for his work on Alien: Tribes. Dr. Charles E. Gannon National Bestselling Author, best known for his Caine Riordan series, and his work with Eric Flint and Steve White on the Ring of Fire series. David Farland New York Times Bestselling Author of the Runelords series and author, under the name Dave Wolverton, of Star Wars: The Courtship of Princess Leia. Preston Stone Artist and Art Director for Fantasy Flight Games. Chad Hardin Artist for DC Comics, probably best known for his work on the bestselling comic book series Harley Quinn. Christie Craig a.k.a. C. C. Hunter New York Times Bestselling author of the Shadow Falls series, the Divorced and Desperate series, and the Texas Justice series. Fyrecon is a three day conference on the Art and Writing of Science Fiction and Fantasy that offers over 180 workshops and classes facilitated by published authors and working artists. Fyrecon also features four and eight hour master classes by bestselling authors and nationally recognized artists. This is a great opportunity to meet and greet your favorite authors and artists for free!


2018 Fyrecon Guest Author Panel

Join us at Salt Lake County Library's Viridian Event Center for the Free Preview Night with Fyrecon's Master Guest Authors and Artists! They'll be holding a 7:00 p.m. panel discussion titled Heroes and Villains, which will be followed at 8:00 p.m. by an author signing. This year's panel discussion will feature: Shawn Carman Creative Director for Kyoudai Games. Dave Dorman Science Fiction, Fantasay, and Horror Illustrator, best known for his Star Wars artwork. He earned an Eisner Award for his work on Alien: Tribes. Dr. Charles E. Gannon New York Times Bestselling Author, best known for his Caine Riordan series, and his work with Eric Flint and Steve White on the Ring of Fire series. David Farland New York Times Bestselling Author of the Runelords series and author, under the name Dave Wolverton, of Star Wars: The Courtship of Princess Leia. Preston Stone Artist and Art Director for Fantasy Flight Games. Chad Hardin Artist for DC Comics, probably best known for his work on the character Harley Quinn. Christie Craig a.k.a. C. C. Hunter New York Times Bestselling author of the Shadow Falls series, the Divorced and Desperate series, and the Texas Justice series. Fyrecon is a three day conference on the Art and Writing of Science Fiction and Fantasy that offers over 180 workshops and classes facilitated by published authors and working artists. Fyrecon also features four and eight hour master classes by bestselling authors and nationally recognized artists. Fyrecon 2018 will be Thursday, June 21st, through Saturday, June 23rd at Weber State University - Davis Campus - 2750 University Park Boulevard in Layton. For more information about Fyrecon 2018, registration, the 2018 class schedule, the venue, the presenters, or anything else, please visit www.fyrecon.com.


Dual author event: Michael Norman and J. Michael Orenduff

Join us as Weller's welcomes authors Michael Norman (Slow Burn) and J. Michael Orenduff (The Pot Thief Who Studied Edward Abbey) for a Dual Author Event! Michael Norman presents Slow Burn: This highly anticipated third book in the Sam Kincaid series begins in Salt Lake City with the kidnapping of a college student. But this is no ordinary kidnapping. This kidnapping will receive special attention because the victim is Samantha Cates, the daughter of politically powerful Benjamin Cates, the Executive Director of the Utah Department of Corrections, and Sam Kincaid’s boss. Out of favor and recently demoted by Cates, Kincaid is riding a desk in the department’s training division awaiting retirement. Believing that his daughter’s kidnapping might be the work of a vengeful offender, Cates asks Kincaid to return to the Special Investigations Branch (SIB) on temporary assignment to help find his daughter. Teaming with Salt Lake Police Department Detective Lieutenant Kate McConnell, the two launch a desperate search to find the missing girl. Soon Kincaid discovers two recent murders that appear to be connected—one in Las Vegas, the other in Seattle. With time running out, Kincaid and McConnell are forced to pull out all the stops as they learn the kidnapper(s) are about to place the victim in a coffin and bury her alive.

J. Michael Orenduff presents The Pot Thief Who Studied Edward Abbey: Before making a somewhat notorious name for himself as a salvager of antiquated pottery and other desert artifacts, Hubie Schuze was an eager student at the University of New Mexico—right up until they booted him out. Now, he’s back at UNM as a pottery teacher. It should be a breeze, but campus life has changed dramatically in the past twenty-five years. From cell phones to trigger warnings to sensitivity workshops, Hubie has to get up to speed fast or risk losing control of his class. But his dismay at the state of modern academia takes a back seat when a young beauty working as a life model is murdered—and Hubie becomes a suspect. Taking the investigation into his own hands, he soon uncovers a wide palette of sketchy suspects that includes both the self-involved student body and the quarrelsome art school faculty. But what he doesn’t know is that the murderer has a new artistic project in the works: a headstone for the grave of Hubie Schuze . The Pot Thief Who Studied Edward Abbey is the 8th book in the Pot Thief Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order. We will enjoy readings from each author, with a signing to follow. Refreshments will be provided.


Dual author event: Michael Norman and J. Michael Orenduff

Join us as Weller's welcomes authors Michael Norman (Slow Burn) and J. Michael Orenduff (The Pot Thief Who Studied Edward Abbey) for a Dual Author Event! Michael Norman presents Slow Burn: This highly anticipated third book in the Sam Kincaid series begins in Salt Lake City with the kidnapping of a college student. But this is no ordinary kidnapping. This kidnapping will receive special attention because the victim is Samantha Cates, the daughter of politically powerful Benjamin Cates, the Executive Director of the Utah Department of Corrections, and Sam Kincaid’s boss. Out of favor and recently demoted by Cates, Kincaid is riding a desk in the department’s training division awaiting retirement. Believing that his daughter’s kidnapping might be the work of a vengeful offender, Cates asks Kincaid to return to the Special Investigations Branch (SIB) on temporary assignment to help find his daughter. Teaming with Salt Lake Police Department Detective Lieutenant Kate McConnell, the two launch a desperate search to find the missing girl. Soon Kincaid discovers two recent murders that appear to be connected—one in Las Vegas, the other in Seattle. With time running out, Kincaid and McConnell are forced to pull out all the stops as they learn the kidnapper(s) are about to place the victim in a coffin and bury her alive.

J. Michael Orenduff presents The Pot Thief Who Studied Edward Abbey: Before making a somewhat notorious name for himself as a salvager of antiquated pottery and other desert artifacts, Hubie Schuze was an eager student at the University of New Mexico—right up until they booted him out. Now, he’s back at UNM as a pottery teacher. It should be a breeze, but campus life has changed dramatically in the past twenty-five years. From cell phones to trigger warnings to sensitivity workshops, Hubie has to get up to speed fast or risk losing control of his class. But his dismay at the state of modern academia takes a back seat when a young beauty working as a life model is murdered—and Hubie becomes a suspect. Taking the investigation into his own hands, he soon uncovers a wide palette of sketchy suspects that includes both the self-involved student body and the quarrelsome art school faculty. But what he doesn’t know is that the murderer has a new artistic project in the works: a headstone for the grave of Hubie Schuze . The Pot Thief Who Studied Edward Abbey is the 8th book in the Pot Thief Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order. We will enjoy readings from each author, with a signing to follow. Refreshments will be provided.


Guest Author Josi S. Kilpack

A follow-up to Josi S. Kilpack's bestselling Proper Romance, The Vicar's Daughter. Lenora Wilton has spent her life hiding behind the keys of her beloved pianoforte and the vibrancy of her younger sister, Cassie. But Lenora is ready for a change and travels to Bath to live with her Aunt Gwen and teach music at an all-girls’ boarding school. She is different in Bath—more comfortable with herself—and enjoys the freedom and independence of her new life there. When Lenora meets Aiden Asher, she finds herself attracted to him, but her unexpected feelings become more complicated when she learns that Catherine—Lenora’s newest and most troublesome student in the school—is Mr. Asher’s niece. Catherine is a difficult student, and Lenora works hard to make progress with the girl. When the chemistry between Lenora and Aiden increases, they share a passionate kiss by the River Avon, and Lenora feels it is the beginning of a new forever—until she learns that Aiden has withheld an important detail about his life that changes everything. Lenora closes her heart to him, and Aiden, caught between his obligation and his heart, must do what he can to make amends. And Lenora, after years of hiding from everyone and everything, faces a decision only she can make. Join us Wednesday, July 18th, as we welcome Josi Kilpack to The Provo City Library at Academy Square. This event will be held in The Ballroom, and will begin at 7:00 p.m.


Fiction as a Force for the Environment

Join authors Scott Graham and Chip Ward at The King’s English Bookshop as they discuss fiction as a force for the environment. Scott Graham will discuss the latest in his National Park Mystery Series, Yosemite Fall, and Chip Ward will discuss his novel Stony Mesa Sagas.


Fiction as a Force for the Environment

Join authors Scott Graham and Chip Ward at The King’s English Bookshop as they discuss fiction as a force for the environment. Scott Graham will discuss the latest in his National Park Mystery Series, Yosemite Fall, and Chip Ward will discuss his novel Stony Mesa Sagas.