Rebecca Serle, in conversation with Adam Silvera, discusses and signs “In Five Years”

When Type-A Manhattan lawyer Dannie Cohan is asked this question at the most important interview of her career, she has a meticulously crafted answer at the ready. Later, after nailing her interview and accepting her boyfriend’s marriage proposal, Dannie goes to sleep knowing she is right on track to achieve her five-year plan. But when she wakes up, she’s suddenly in a different apartment, with a different ring on her finger, and beside a very different man.

Elizabeth Crowens discusses and signs “The Time Traveler Professor, Book Two: A Pocketful of Lodestones”

In 1914, the war to end all wars turns the worlds of John Patrick Scott, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, H.G. Wells, Rebecca West and Harry Houdini upside down. Doyle goes back to ancient China in his hunt for that “red book” to help him write his Sherlock Holmes stories. Scott is hell-bent on finding out why his platoon sergeant has it out for him, and they both discover that during the time of Shakespeare every day is a witch-hunt in London. Is the ability to travel through time the ultimate escape from the horrific present, or do ghosts from the past come back to haunt those who dare to spin the Wheel of Karma?

Sarah Kozloff discusses and signs “The Queen of Raiders”

The soldiers of Oromondo have invaded the Free States, leaving a wake of misery and death. Thalen, a young scholar, survives and gathers a small cadre of guerilla fighters for a one-way mission into the heart of an enemy land. Unconsciously guided by the elemental Spirits of Ennea Mon, Cerulia is drawn to the Land of the Fire Mountains to join Thelan’s Raiders, where she will learn the price of war.

Varak Kaloustian discusses and signs “Psycho Star Showdown”

This is the third installment in The Legend of V series. Join V and friends as they unravel the secrets of the government-hidden Project Mutant — an exciting series for teens and middle grade readers wanting adventure. Get your copy signed by the author, Varak Kaloustian Saturday, March 7th at 1pm and travel into your next read!

Porsha Olayiwola reads and performs poetry from “I Shimmer Sometimes, Too”

Porsha Olayiwola is from the future! Black, poet, queer-dyke, hip-hop feminist, womanist: Porsha is a native of Chicago who now resides in Boston. Olayiwola is a writer, performer, educator and curator who uses afro-futurism and surrealism to examine historical and current issues in the Black, woman, and queer diasporas. She is an Individual World Poetry Slam Champion and the artistic director at MassLEAP, a literary youth organization. Olayiwola is an MFA Candidate at Emerson College and is the current poet laureate for the city of Boston.

Marlon James discusses “Black Leopard, Red Wolf”

Marlon James won the Booker Prize for Fiction for his novel “A Brief History of Seven Killings”, making him the first Jamaican author to take home the prestigious award.

His latest work, “Black Leopard, Red Wolf”, is a surreal fantasy epic set in Africa. The New York Times called it “the literary equivalent of a Marvel Comics universe–fused into something new and startling by his gifts for language and sheer inventiveness.”

Location: UCLA Glorya Kaufman Hall, 417 Charles E Young Dr W, Los Angeles, California 90095

Annabeth Bondor-Stone and Connor White present and sign “The Story Pirates Present: Quest for the Crystal Crown”

An enchanted arrow pierces the wall of Hillview–the city is under attack! Years ago, a powerful crystal crown was stolen from a group of magic wielders called Lysors. Lacking the crown’s protection, the Lysors hid themselves behind the city walls, shut off from the rest of the world. But with danger upon them once more, can Laura, a spunky girl with a knack for adventure, journey outside Hillview . . . and reclaim the crystal crown?

Gish Jen discusses “The Resisters” with Viet Thanh Nguyen

This extraordinary story imagines a not-so-distant future of America—which she calls “AutoAmerica” and is half underwater and populated by two groups of people: the “Netted” of the higher ground and the “Surplus,” who live on swampland. A “Surplus” family’s home life is upended when their teen daughter with amazing baseball talents is allowed to play ball with the “Netted” in the hopes that their Olympic team will beat ChinRussia.