Maggie Stiefvater released the The Raven King, the last book in The Raven Cycle series, this spring. We now say good-bye to Gansey and the lost Welsh King. But we’ll be saying HELLO to Ms. Stiefvater when her tour makes a stop in Orlando! Here’s all you need to know:
Who: Maggie Stiefvater (duh!). Maggie is the New York Times bestselling author of several series and collections. Here’s a list:
- The Raven Cycle
- The Scorpio Races
- The Shiver Trilogy
- The Books of Faerie
- The Curiosities: A Collection of Short Stories
- Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures
- Spirit Animal Series
Maggie Stiefvater is an all around bad-ass! When she not writing some of the best YA fantasy books out there, she races cars, writes and records her own music (which is used in her audiobooks), and she’s an artist. Really, is there anything she can’t do?
“I have been a wedding musician, a technical editor, a portrait artist, and, for several fraught weeks, a waitress. I play several musical instruments (most infamously, the bagpipes), I still make art, and I recently acquired and unacquired a race car.”
What: The Raven King Tour. Orlando is THE most important stop on this tour. Well, it’s the most important stop to ME since I’ll be there. But seriously, it’s the last U.S. stop before Maggie jumps the pond to the U.K., birthplace of Welsh Kings. I plan on giving Maggie an enthusiastic send off.
Orlando, Florida: The Raven King Tour
Thursday, June 9th, 7:00 p.m. Books-a-Million, 2605 W Osceola Pkwy, Kissimmee, FL. Maggie is happy to sign books brought from home as long as readers purchase a book from the hosting tour to support them as well. Click here for store info.
Why: As a book blogger I read A LOT of books (last year’s count was 140+). Some were good, some were bad but nothing was like The Raven Cycle. Maggie Stiefvater is a truly original literary voice. If you’re new to the series or the author, do yourself a favor and come to this event anyway. I believe I mentioned earlier that Stiefvater is an all around bad-ass, no? Her book events usually involve crowds of fans, combat boots and Maggie standing on a table. Trust us, this is not your average book signing!
As a special bonus, Maggie Stiefvater has created an exclusive give book cover only available on tour. It’s a book wrap for all 4 books in the Raven Cycle. Again, Bad-Ass!
I hope to see you in Orlando June 9th. If you’re there come say hi. I’ll be in the front row begging Maggie for a joyride.
For more information check Maggie Stiefvater’s official website.