Francesca Flores, in discussion with Amparo Ortiz
A Virtual Event!
This virtual event with Francesca Flores, in discussion with Amparo Ortiz, is free to attend! We are offering signed/personalized bookplates for this event!
Mysterious Galaxy's virtual events are hosted on Crowdcast. Click here to register for the event and here to view our virtual code of conduct. Accessibility: Real-time captioning for all Crowdcast events is available via Google Chrome. For enabling captions, please follow this guide. More info here.
How to Order a Signed/Personalized Bookplate from Francesca Flores:
Add Francesca's THE WITCH AND THE VAMPIRE to your cart.
At checkout in the "order comments" box, put "signed only" or to whom you'd like your copy personalized to (i.e., “To Mysty”). Personalization requests for anything beyond a name, like a note, quote, or doodle, are up to the author’s discretion and are not guaranteed. Personalization requests are due no later than one week after the event date (March 29th). Please note that it may be up to several business weeks after the order deadline for you to receive your bookplate. Thank you for understanding! Please note that it may be up to several business weeks after the order deadline for you to receive your bookplate. Thank you for understanding!
How to Order a Signed Bookplate from Amparo Ortiz:
Add any of Amparo's available books to your cart.
At checkout in the "order comments" box, simply write "bookplate." Please note that it may be up to several business weeks after the order deadline for you to receive your bookplate. Thank you for understanding!
What is a bookplate?
A bookplate is an autographed sticker that can then be put in the book! Though your book won’t be directly signed, bookplates allow us to host long-distance authors for our virtual events.
About the Authors
FRANCESCA FLORES is a writer, traveler and linguist. Raised in Pittsburgh, she read every fantasy book she could get her hands on and started writing her own stories at a young age. When she's not writing or reading, Francesca enjoys traveling, dancing ballet and jazz, practicing trapeze and contortion, and visiting parks and trails around San Francisco, where she currently resides. She is the author OF DIAMOND CITY, SHADOW CITY, and the upcoming THE WITCH AND THE VAMPIRE.
AMPARO ORTIZ is the author of BLAZEWRATH GAMES and DRAGONBLOOD RING. She was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and currently lives on the island’s northeastern coast. She’s published short story comics in MARVEL’S VOICES: COMUNIDADES #1 and in the Eisner-award winning PUERTO RICO STRONG. She’s also co-editor of OUR SHADOWS HAVE CLAWS, a young adult horror anthology featuring myths and monsters from Latin America.
About THE WITCH AND THE VAMPIRE
Ava and Kaye used to be best friends. Until one night two years ago, vampires broke through the magical barrier protecting their town, and in the ensuing attack, Kaye’s mother was killed, and Ava was turned into a vampire. Since then, Ava has been trapped in her house. Her mother Eugenia needs her: Ava still has her witch powers, and Eugenia must take them in order to hide that she's a vampire as well. Desperate to escape her confinement and stop her mother's plans to destroy the town, Ava must break out, flee to the forest, and seek help from the vampires who live there. When there is another attack, she sees her opportunity and escapes.
Kaye, now at the end of her training as a Flame witch, is ready to fulfill her duty of killing any vampires that threaten the town, including Ava. On the night that Ava escapes, Kaye follows her and convinces her to travel together into the forest, while secretly planning to turn her in. Ava agrees, hoping to rekindle their old friendship, and the romantic feelings she'd started to have for Kaye before that terrible night.
But with monstrous trees that devour humans whole, vampires who attack from above, and Ava’s stepfather tracking her, the woods are full of danger. As they travel deeper into the forest, Kaye questions everything she thought she knew. The two are each other's greatest threat—and also their only hope, if they want to make it through the forest unscathed.