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Secret Identities: Deception and Disguise

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST
1422 SW 11th Ave Portland, Oregon 97201

How can you stay true to who you really are, when you’re pretending to be someone you’re not? How do you stop hiding and make your own destiny? Vengeance, deceit, disguise, family feuds, and plots abound in these three novels set in three very different worlds. Kendare Blake’s bestselling Three Dark Crowns series continues with Two Dark Reigns, which finds Queen Katharine on the throne while her sisters hide in wait, and a rebellion is brewing. The play’s the thing in Virginia Boecker’s An Assassin’s Guide to Love and Treason, as a young girl in Elizabethan England disguises herself as a boy to kill the queen and avenge her father’s murder; when she is cast in William Shakespeare’s new play, her plan gets complicated. When she is role-playing in her favorite online game, Analee can be a stronger, braver version of herself. Then the hottest guy in school asks her to pretend to be his girlfriend, and she has to figure out which version of herself she really is, in Janelle Milanes’ Analee, In Real Life. Moderated by April Henry, author of the upcoming thriller The Lonely Dead.

Attendees 17 years of age and under and/or with valid high school ID receive free admission to the Portland Book Festival. Advance 2018 Portland Book Festival passes available now.

Kendare Blake

Kendare Blake is a #1 New York Times bestseller and holds an MA in Creative Writing from Middlesex University in northern London. She is the author of Anna Dressed in BloodGirl of NightmaresAntigoddess, and Ungodly, the books in the Three Dark Crowns series—Three Dark CrownsOne Dark ThroneTwo Dark Reigns, and two novellas, The Young Queens and The Oracle Queen. Her books have been translated into 18 languages, and have been featured on multiple Best-Of-Year lists and received many regional and librarian awards, including being named a Cybils Awards finalist. Kendare lives and writes in Kent, Washington. Visit her online at kendareblake.com.
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Virginia Boecker

Virginia Boecker is the author of The Witch Hunter series and An Assassin's Guide to Love and Treason. A graduate of the University of Texas, she had a decade-long career in technology before quitting to become a full-time writer. When she isn't writing, Virginia likes running, reading, traveling, and trying new things (most recently: learning to drive a boat). She has lived all over the world but currently resides in beautiful Lake Oswego, Oregon with her husband, children, a dog called George and a cat named Thomas. Visit her online at https://www.virginiaboecker.com/
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Janelle Milanes

Janelle Milanes is originally from Miami, FL and received her BA in English Literature from Davidson College. A lifelong YA addict, she moved to New York for her first job as a children’s literature associate at Simon & Schuster. For the past five years, Janelle has worked as a teacher and librarian throughout the New York City area. Her first novel reflects many of her own experiences growing up as a second-generation Latina in America. Janelle currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their two cats. Her favorite Disney princess is Belle, since she was also a big book nerd. Her most recent book is Analee in Real Life. Visit her online at janellemilanes.com
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April Henry

April Henry is the New York Times bestselling author of many acclaimed mysteries for adults and young adults, including the YA novels Girl, Stolen,The Night She Disappeared, and the thriller Face of Betrayal, co-authored with Lis Wiehl. Her most recent novel is a mystery/thriller Run, Hide, Fight Back. She is from Oregon.
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