Last month, author Shannon Messenger set out on a three-week tour in celebration of her bestselling novel Flashback (S&S/Aladdin), book #7 in the Keeper of Lost Cities series for middle graders. Each of the events drew crowds between 200 and 700 fans. We’ve gathered a selection of highlights from the tour, which included readings, appearances by guest authors, and more.
Shannon Messenger (l.) with fellow author Tamara Ireland Stone (Little Do We Know) in San Francisco, during an event hosted by Kepler’s in Menlo Park, Calif.
Messenger with (top row, from l.) Alison Nolen and Caryn Wiseman of Andrea Brown Literary Agency, and author Barry Eisler; (bottom row, from l.) Laura Rennert and Jennifer March Soloway of Andrea Brown.
A view of the crowd at Barnes & Noble in Frisco, Tex.
B&N in Portland, Ore., welcomed Messenger and Laini Taylor (l.), author of Muse of Nightmares.
Signing books at Changing Hands in Phoenix, Ariz.
Messenger with Michael Leali, a bookseller at Anderson’s in Chicago, during an event held by the store.
The tour wrapped up on November 30 in Washington, D.C., where Messenger appeared in conversation with James Riley (author of the Story Thieves series), during an event hosted by Hooray for Books in Alexandria, Va.