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“Sharp eyed and sharp mouthed police detective”* Henri Lefort, is determined to solve homicides and uncover any German conspiracies threatening France―in Mark Pryor’s next World War II mystery, The Dark Edge of Night.


Mark grew up in Hertfordshire, England, and now lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and three young children. Mark is now a partner at one of the top criminal defense firms in Austin, Cofer & Connelly. There, unsurprisingly, he practices criminal law, defending the rights of adults and juveniles charged with criminal offenses. 

Die Around Sundown
Mark Pryor


Mark Pryor
1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.


Forged by Blood
Ehigbor Okosun

A brilliant new voice brings us a brilliant new epic fantasy novel: Ehigbor Okosun’s first book in an action-packed, poignant duology inspired by Nigerian mythology—full of magic and emotion and set in a highly atmospheric, complex world in which a young woman fights to survive a tyrannical society, having everything stripped away from her, and seeks vengeance for her mother’s murder and the spilled blood of her people.

Ehigbor Okosun (Eh-hee-bor Oh-koh-soon), or just Ehi, is the #1 Sunday Times Bestselling author of FORGED BY BLOOD, the first in a Nigerian mythology epic fantasy duology. Raised across four continents, she now resides in the Southern United States, where she writes speculative fiction, mystery thrillers, and contemporary novels for adult and YA audiences. She writes in hopes of doing justice to the myths and traditions she grew up steeped in, and to honor her large, multiracial and multiethnic family.

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Ehigbor Okosun
3 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.


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Mockingbird Summer
Lynda Rutledge

A powerful and emotional coming-of-age novel set amid the turmoil and profound changes of the 1960s by the bestselling author of West with Giraffes.

Before she became a novelist, Lynda was a professional writer for over 25 years, working as a copywriter, restaurant and film reviewer, book collaborator, nonfiction author, travel writer, and freelance journalist. She petted baby rhinos, snorkeled with endangered sea turtles, hang-glided off a small Swiss mountain, and dodged hurricanes to write articles for national and international publication. Her bestselling novel, West with Giraffes, named the Texas Center for the Book's (a Library of Congress-affiliate) 2023 Great Read.

Lynda Rutledge
4 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.


Nature Tent (In Front of Library)
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.


Bees-For-All with Peter Keilty
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.


Peter Keilty


Pollinators are some of the most important, and most fascinating, creatures on earth. In the US alone we have over 4,000 beautiful, native species, but their solitary ways of life make having meaningful interactions with them difficult.

At Bees-For-All, Peter uses the power of beekeeping to instill wonder and curiosity, and see it as a gateway through which children and adults alike can become inspired to help these vulnerable species. 

Peter will have an interactive bee education table where guests can try on a bee suit and see how bees see! 

Starry Sky Austin 
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. with Storytime at 3 p.m.


Cassandra and the Night Sky
Amy Jackson

Throughout time, the many cultures of the world have all pondered the multitude of stars that make up the constellations and explain the heavens in the night sky. Cassandra and the Night Sky tells the story of a nine-year-old princess, a royal tea party and the magic and mythology that lends its voice to the explanation of the legends of the starry night sky.

Amy is the founder and director of Starry Sky Austin. Join her in the Nature Tent as she teaches us how to safely look at the sun through a telescope and experience a Light Sound Solar Machine. Growing up in Houston with NASA in her backyard, Her lifelong dream was to become an astronaut. After graduating from UH with a Bachelors of Physics she attended Rice University and graduated with a Master of Science in Teaching. Amay has taught at the Houston Museum of Natural Science and in private and public school. A mother of 3, she has spent the past 8 years following her passion by inspiring Austin and the surrounding communities with hands-on astronomy classes through Starry Sky Austin. Most recently, she traveled to Guatemala to do astronomy outreach with kids and families from coffee Finca La Merced. Amy is currently employed as an astronomy educator at Travis County Milton Reimers Ranch Observatory.

Keystone Keynotes (Barnes and Noble)
1 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.


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Nature Tent
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