This weekend, the Southern Festival of Books is taking place in Nashville, Tennessee! This three-day festival celebrates many kinds of books with over 200 authors from all across the country. The Southern Festival of Books is free and open to the public.

You can find Cat at the festival on Saturday at the following panel:

October 14 – 11 AM – 12 PM
NPL Conf Room 3
“Mazes of the Mind: Thrilling Adventurers for Middle Grades”
with Catherynne M. Valente & Deron R. Hicks

Come out and see her and talk about The Glass Town Game! For updates to her schedule and information about any signings, follow her Twitter this weekend.

If you’d like to see the full Southern Festival of Books schedule, click here.

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Cat has rescheduled two of her previously cancelled The Glass Town Game events! If you live in or around Georgia or North Carolina, you can see Cat at an independent bookstore near you this week. She will be reading and signing at:

Little Shop of Stories in Decatur, GA on Thursday, October 12, at 7 PM
Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh, NC, on Friday, October 13, at 7 PM

She’ll also be at the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville, Tennessee this weekend from October 14-15! We’ll have more information on that up for you on Thursday.

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If you’re in or around Seattle tomorrow, Cat would love to say hello! She’s doing a reading of The Glass Town Game on 9/26 at Secret Garden Books: the event begins at 7 PM, and the store closes at 8 PM. Bring your books, bring your kids, and bring your smiles!

Haven’t gotten The Glass Town Game yet? You’re missing out on the Brontës and their secret world! To tempt you, here’s an exclusive excerpt from the book over at YA Interrogbang. Enjoy!

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With The Glass Town Game now out and adventuring in the wild, you know what comes next—it’s time for Cat’s latest book tour, possibly coming soon to a city near you! The tour kicks off TOMORROW in Portland, Maine’s very own Print: A Bookstore. Check out the dates and locations of all Cat’s appearances below, in both image and list form:

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September 6
Print: A Bookstore
Portland, ME

September 11
Little Shop of Stories
Decatur, GA

September 12
Quail Ridge Books
Raleigh, NC

September 13
Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

September 14
Barnes & Noble
McLean, VA

September 15
Doylestown Bookshop
Doylestown, PA

September 17
Anderson’s Bookshop
Naperville, IL

Many of these tour stops have event pages on Facebook, so find the one nearest you and let these excellent bookstores know you’re coming. And don’t forget to tell your friends! Cat’s looking forward to meeting you all.

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My middle grade fantasy featuring the Brontë children, a talking newspaper stand, twelve wooden soldiers, two sentient suitcases, and Napoleon riding a flaming chicken, is out and in the world today!

You can find a copy at any of the links below. If you want to help my little book go, please RT, share, write reviews on Goodreads or Amazon, and otherwise spread the word!

Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this book–it’s been a long journey, and I hope you all enjoy the ride!


Barnes & Noble



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