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Speed Date with a Book

Multi-Author Panel

2024-04-09 19:00:00 2024-04-09 20:30:00 America/Denver Speed Date with a Book Meet six authors! Find out more about their books and writing lives and bring any questions you have for them on writing or their paths to publication. Brigham City Library - Rooms 1&2 (Combined), Room 3

Tuesday, April 09
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-04-09 19:00:00 2024-04-09 20:30:00 America/Denver Speed Date with a Book Meet six authors! Find out more about their books and writing lives and bring any questions you have for them on writing or their paths to publication. Brigham City Library - Rooms 1&2 (Combined), Room 3

Brigham City Library

Rooms 1&2 (Combined), Room 3

Meet six authors! Find out more about their books and writing lives and bring any questions you have for them on writing or their paths to publication.

Meet authors Steve Capone, Elizabeth Suggs (Elizabeth Suggs will no longer make it), Anna del C. Dye, Karl Beckstrand, Scott Bryan, and Johnny Worthen as they pitch their book in a fun "Speed Date with a Book" format. Q&A will follow the book pitches. (Learn more about each author below in our Author Bios and Websites section.)

This event qualifies as a point on the National Library Week game board!

 

Author Photos and book covers for participating authors

Event Information

 Book signing and book sales information: A book signing will follow this event. Each author at this event will handle their own book sales.

 Registration: Registration for this event is not required, however, if you register you will receive an event reminder via e-mail, and if you opt-in to a text message, also a text reminder.

 Access information: If you would like to attend via Zoom, please register here.

 Related Events: This event counts as a point toward the National Library Week Clue game.

Author Bios & Websites

Author: Steve Capone

Author Bio: A multi-genre, Utah-based writer hailing from the Rust Belt, Steve Capone Jr debuted his YA historical/espionage fiction novel Max in the Capital of Spies: A Max Fredericks Story in March 2024. In 2026, Gibbs Smith’s True Fiction Press will distribute Jimmy vs. Communism nationwide. You can find some of his short fiction in the We Are Dangerous anthology (2023). He's a pizza advocate, dog rescuer, and a proud member of the League of Utah Writers and the Horror Writers Association.

Author Website: www.stevecaponejr.com

Author: Anna del C. Dye

Author Bio: Anna del C. Dye was born in Chile. She has received seven awards for her stories in different genres. She is fluent in Spanish & English. She lives in Utah, with her husband of forty plus years.
The Silent Warrior Trilogy belongs to her Elf Series that includes seven stand-alone high fantasy books. Anna's A Royal Romance series includes ten titles so far. She has also authored the novelettes The Chancellor from Connier, A Princess' Heartache, Fatal Snooze. A collection of Christmas tales based on the Depression era are part of her Other Santa seven books series. Number five will debut shortly. And last but not least, her middle-grade book, Emerine’s Nightmare and her bilingual collection of kid’s books, under A. C. Dye are also available.

Author Website: www.annadelc.com 

Author: Karl Beckstrand

Author Bio: College media instructor Karl W. Beckstrand is the best-selling author/illustrator of twenty-seven multicultural/multilingual titles (60 ebooks—reviews by Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus, The Horn Book, and School Library Journal). Raised in San Jose, California, he has lived abroad, earned a B.A. in journalism, an M.A. in international relations and conflict resolution, and a broadcast & film certificate. His western novel, To Swallow the Earth, won a 2016 International Book Award. Beckstrand loves volleyball and singing (in rock bands or choirs). His Y.A. stories, ebook mysteries, immigrant biographies, self-help, Spanish/bilingual books, and STEM books feature diverse characters—and usually end with a twist.

Author Website: premiobooks.com

Author: Scott Bryan

Author Bio: Scott Bryan is the author of the Foresight Chronicles series available on Amazon from Big World Network. Currently he’s spending a lot of time as the scribe for a three-hundred-year-old vampire child, sharing tales of her endless battles with Dracula across history. He also searches the Multiverse, looking for fascinating narratives to share with this world. He’s met lost fantasy creatures, demonic beings, time travelers and Multiversal agents, each of whom have offered him stories to tell.

Scott is the Volunteer Chair of the League of Utah Writers, as well as a member of the Infinite Monkey chapter of that group.

Author Website: night-children.blogspot.com

Author: Johnny Worthen

Author Bio: JOHNNY WORTHEN is an award-winning, multiple-genre, tie-dye-wearing author, voyager, and damn fine human being! Trained in stand-up comedy, literary criticism and cultural studies, he writes upmarket fiction, long and short, indie and traditional, mentors others where he can, and teaches creative writing at the University of Utah. He is a founding member of the Utah chapter of the HWA, a full member of SFWA, RMFW, Pikes Peak Writers, and a lifetime member of the League of Utah Writers. He gets around.
Johnny's best-selling CORONAM trilogy is an epic science fiction tale in the vein of Frank Herbert’s DUNE. It is available now from Flame Tree Press.
Johnny’s best-selling comedy mystery series, featuring TONY FLANER, slacker detective, is available from Rough Edges Press. Check out the newest adventure, THE DEAL which, like all of Johnny’s titles is available wherever better books are sold. And the internet.

Author Website: johnnyworthen.com

AGE GROUP: | General |

EVENT TYPE: | Writing | Special Event | Authors |

TAGS: | National Library Week |

Brigham City Library

Phone: 435-723-5850

Hours
Mon, Apr 15 10:00AM to 8:45PM
Tue, Apr 16 10:00AM to 8:45PM
Wed, Apr 17 10:00AM to 8:45PM
Thu, Apr 18 10:00AM to 8:45PM
Fri, Apr 19 10:00AM to 5:45PM
Sat, Apr 20 10:00AM to 5:45PM
Sun, Apr 21 Closed

About the Branch

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Tue, Apr 23, 10:30am - 11:00am
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Wed, May 01, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Thu, May 02, 10:30am - 11:30am
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Thu, May 02, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Reading discussion on "Looking Backward, 2000-1887" by Edward Bellamy & "How the Other Half Lives" by Jacob Riis. Discussion led by: John Sillito, PhD, WSU.

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Mon, May 06, 10:30am - 11:30am
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Wed, May 08, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Brigham City Library
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Thu, May 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Book club for kids and their parents. Includes a book to read and a treat to share.

Thu, May 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Brigham City Library - Rooms 1&2 (Combined)
Book club for kids and their parents. Includes a book to read and a treat to share.

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Mon, May 13, 10:30am - 11:30am
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Practice speaking, reading, and writing English with other students.

Tue, May 14, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Thu, May 16, 10:30am - 11:30am
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Practice speaking, reading, and writing English with other students.