This week, Jarrett J. Krosoczka meets Supergirl (and her brother); Laurie Forest and Gregory Scott Katsoulis cross paths with Wonder Woman; Nnedi Okorafor doodles; Anica Mrose Rissi returns to her childhood library; Maria Gianferrari is joined by therapy dogs for her book launch; and Maggie Hall visits her old stomping grounds.
Give Us a Sign
Author-illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka signed copies of Star Wars Jedi Academy #5: The Force Oversleeps for two San Diego Comic-Con attendees—a very serious Supergirl cosplayer and her brother, who went incognito.
What a Wonder
At Comic-Con, Laurie Forest (l.), author of The Black Witch and Gregory Scott Katsoulis, author of All Rights Reserved, spoke on a panel called “Diana’s Sister Protagonists,” about writing strong female characters. Here, the two are joined by a Wonder Woman cosplayer—Courtney Benton from Washington, D.C.
Whatcha Gonna Doodle?
Also at Comic-Con, author Nnedi Okorafor added an extra personal touch to a fan’s copy of her 2011 novel, Akata Witch, by doodling on the edges of the book; a sequel, Akata Warrior, is due out this October.
Author Anica Mrose Rissi did a storytime event for her book The Teacher’s Pet at the Stonington Public Library in Stonington, Me., on July 22. The event was especially meaningful for Rissi, as the Stonington Public Library is her childhood library. Attendees drew their own class pets, created hippo faces and masks, and ate cupcakes and watermelon.
I’ll Be Doggone!
Maria Gianferrari celebrated the release of Hello Goodbye Dog—about a girl who trains her dog Moose to become a therapy dog—with several furry friends at Books of Wonder on July 22. After Gianferrari read to attendees, three teams of therapy dogs arrived with their handlers. The event was also a fundraiser for New York Therapy Animals and the Reading Education Assistance Dogs program. Here, handler Roz Burrak and therapy dog Wlly, which stands for “Where Life Leads You,” read from Hello Goodbye Dog.
Author Maggie Hall came to Bookworks in Albuquerque on July 21 to celebrate the release of her book The Ends of the World, which is the conclusion to her Conspiracy of Us series. It was a homecoming of sorts for Hall, who was a former events coordinator at the bookstore.