Virtual: Margaret Owen with L.L. McKinney, Little Thieves

Porter Square Books is delighted to present a virtual event with Margaret Owen (author of PSB staff favorite The Merciful Crow series) for the release of her newest novel, Little Thieves! She will be joined in conversation by L.L. McKinney (A Blade So Black). This event is virtual and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast.

Register for the event on Crowdcast here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/littlethieves

A scrappy maid must outsmart both palace nobles and Low Gods in this new YA fantasy by Margaret Owen.

Once upon a time, there was a horrible girl... Vanja Schmidt knows that no gift is freely given, not even a mother’s love—and she’s on the hook for one hell of a debt. Vanja, the adopted goddaughter of Death and Fortune, was Princess Gisele's dutiful servant up until a year ago. That was when Vanja’s otherworldly mothers demanded a terrible price for their care, and Vanja decided to steal her future back… by stealing Gisele’s life for herself.

The real Gisele is left a penniless nobody while Vanja uses an enchanted string of pearls to take her place. Now, Vanja leads a lonely but lucrative double life as princess and jewel thief, charming nobility while emptying their coffers to fund her great escape. Then, one heist away from freedom, Vanja crosses the wrong god and is cursed to an untimely end: turning into jewels, stone by stone, for her greed.

Vanja has just two weeks to figure out how to break her curse and make her getaway. And with a feral guardian half-god, Gisele’s sinister fiancé, and an overeager junior detective on Vanja’s tail, she’ll have to pull the biggest grift yet to save her own life.

Margaret Owen, author of The Merciful Crow series, crafts a delightfully irreverent retelling of “The Goose Girl” about stolen lives, thorny truths, and the wicked girls at the heart of both.

Margaret Owen was born and raised at the end of the Oregon Trail and has worked in everything from thrift stores to presidential campaigns. The common thread between every job can be summed up as: lessons were learned. She now spends her days writing and negotiating a long-term hostage situation with her two monstrous cats. She is the author of the Merciful Crow series. In her free time, she enjoys exploring ill-advised travel destinations and raising money for social justice nonprofits through her illustrations. She resides in Seattle, Washington.

Named one of The Root’s 100 Most Influential African-Americans of 2020, L.L. McKinney is a writer, a poet, and an active member of the kidlit community. She’s an advocate for equality and inclusion in publishing, the co-founder of Juneteenth Book Fest, and the creator of the hashtags #PublishingPaidMe and #WhatWOCWritersHear. She’s also a gamer girl and an adamant Hei Hei stan. She is the author of A Blade So Black, A Dream So Dark, and A Crown So Cursed.

Register for the event on Crowdcast here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/littlethieves

Event date: 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

Virtual via Crowdcast
MA
Little Thieves Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250191908
Availability: In Stock-Click Title to See Store Inventory
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - October 19th, 2021

A Blade So Black (The Nightmare-Verse #1) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250211668
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Square Fish - September 24th, 2019

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