Virtual: Chuck Wendig with Delilah S. Dawson, Dust & Grim

Porter Square Books is delighted to present a virtual event for bestselling author Chuck Wendig's debut middle grade novel, Dust & Grim! He will be joined in conversation by Delilah S. Dawson (Mine). This event is free and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast.

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"A clever, heartwarming tale of funerary rites, ghosts, and the undying power of family."—Holly Black, Newbery Honor-winning author of Doll Bones and The Cruel Prince

From  bestselling author Chuck Wendig comes a middle grade adventure about rival siblings running a monster mortuary that's Miss Peregrine meets The Graveyard Book.

Thirteen-year-old Molly doesn't know how she got the short end of the stick—being raised by her neglectful father—while Dustin, the older brother she's never met, got their mother and the keys to the family estate. But now the siblings are both orphaned, she's come home for her inheritance, and if Dustin won't welcome her into the family business, then she'll happily take her half in cash.

There's just one problem: the family business is a mortuary for monsters, and Molly's not sure she's ready to deal with mysterious doors, talking wolves, a rogue devourer of magic, and a secret cemetery. It's going to take all of Dustin's stuffy supernatural knowledge and Molly's most heroic cosplay (plus a little help from non-human friends) for the siblings to figure it out and save the day... if only they can get along for five minutes.

Bestselling author Chuck Wendig's middle grade debut is equal parts spooky, funny, and heartfelt—perfect for Halloween and year-round reading!

Chuck Wendig is the New York Times, USA Today, and Los Angeles Times bestselling author of numerous novels for adults and young adults, including the Star Wars: Aftermath trilogy, the Miriam Black series, Wanderers, and The Book of Accidents. Dust & Grim is his middle grade debut. You can visit him online at

Delilah S. Dawson thought she would be a visual artist but somehow ended up a writer. She grew up in Roswell, Georgia, and has lived all around the South, including Tampa, near where this book takes place. She has worked as a muralist, an art teacher, a barista, a reptile caretaker, a project manager, and a dead body in a haunted house, which was probably the most fun. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Phasma and fourteen other books for teens and adults, as well as the comics Ladycastle, Sparrowhawk, and Star Pig. She loves gluten-free cake, adventures, the beach, Disney World, and vintage My Little Pony. She once kissed a camel named Louis. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @DelilahSDawson or visit her online at

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Event date: 

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 7:00pm

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Dust & Grim By Chuck Wendig Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316706230
Availability: Available to Order from Supplier: Arrives at Store in a Week(ish)
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 19th, 2021

Mine By Delilah S. Dawson Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593373224
Availability: Available to Order from Supplier: Arrives at Store in a Week(ish)
Published: Delacorte Press - August 10th, 2021