Author A.G. Howard’s works are self-described as “a mix of whimsical, creepy, romantic and magical.” Her Splintered series is an Alice in Wonderland retelling, while Roseblood draws inspiration from The Phantom of the Opera. Her latest, Stain, is a high-fantasy gothic fairytale inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Princess and the Pea,” set in an alternative medieval world split apart by magic. A.G. will be in conversation with YA Fantasy author Livia Blackburne, the author of the Midnight Thief series, and (an Indies Introduce New Voices selection), and the Rosemarked series, including recent release Umbertouched.
There is a pre-order campaign going on for Stain where you can submit your Mysterious Galaxy receipt and receive a limited edition swag pack and never-before-told backstory of Splintered's Morpheus. All you have to do is pre-order you book through us, take a picture of the receipt, and submit it here.
This event is free and seating is first come, first serve. To get a book signed during one of our events, a copy of the event book must be purchased through Mysterious Galaxy. Event purchases through Mysterious Galaxy not only keeps our bookstore doors open, but also makes author signings possible.
After Lyra—a princess incapable of speech or sound—is cast out of her kingdom of daylight by her wicked aunt, a witch saves her life, steals her memories, and raises her in an enchanted forest . . . disguised as a boy known only as Stain.
Meanwhile, in Lyra’s rival kingdom, the prince of thorns and night is dying, and the only way for him to break his curse is to wed the princess of daylight—for she is his true equal.
As Lyra finds her way back to her identity, an imposter princess prepares to steal her betrothed prince and her crown. To win back her kingdom, save the prince, and make peace with the land of the night, Lyra must be loud enough to be heard without a voice, and strong enough to pass a series of tests—ultimately proving she’s everything a traditional princess is not.