Sun. 12/24: 9AM-6PM Mon. 12/25: Closed Sun. 12/31: 9AM-6PM Mon. 1/1: 10AM-6PM
Annie Bloom's welcomes Portland children's author Tina Connolly for a reading from her new Choose Your Own Adventure chapter book, Glitterpony Farm. Tina will be in conversation with local Middle Grade author Jenn Reese.
About Glitterpony Farm:
You and your cousin are on your family's magical farm during this interactive Easter adventure. It's Easter Sunday, and you're spending the day with your Aunt Jo and cousin Kat on their farm. But Glitterpony Farm isn't just any old farm: it's filled with all kinds of strange animals. Aunt Jo leaves you and Kat in charge for the afternoon. Can you keep FancyPants McGlitterpony entertained while you help Bunnifer (aka the Easter Bunny) deliver all of her eggs? By the end of the day you find yourself at a wacky animal dance party that includes bounce bees, slimy snails, and a disco ball hamster. In other words, it's an Easter like no other. Choose Your Own Adventure is the bestselling gamebook series of all time. Empowering generations of children through choice, it is widely commended for its appeal to reluctant readers.
Tina Connolly (she/her) writes fantastical stories for kids, teens, and grown-ups. Some of them are serious and some of them involve flying bananas. Her stories and books have been finalists for the Hugo, Nebula, Norton, Locus, and World Fantasy Awards. Her books include the Ironskin trilogy (Tor), the Seriously Wicked series (Tor Teen), the collection On the Eyeball Floor (Fairwood Press), and the Choose Your Own Adventure book, Glitterpony Farm. Her narrations have appeared in over a hundred audiobooks and podcasts. She co-hosts the SF podcast Escape Pod and runs the Parsec-winning flash fiction podcast Toasted Cake. Find her at tinaconnolly.com
Jenn Reese (she/they) writes speculative fiction for readers of all ages. She is the author of A Game of Fox & Squirrels, an NPR Best Book of 2020, a finalist for the Andre Norton Award and the Mythopoeic Award, and winner of the Oregon Book Award and Oregon Spirit Book Award. Their other publications include the Above World trilogy and numerous short stories and essays. Jenn lives in Portland, Oregon where she makes art, plays video games, and talks to the birds.