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Virtual Event - Julian R. Vaca, in discussion with Francesca Flores

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 6:00pm

Julian R. Vaca discussing THE MEMORY INDEX
In conversation with Francesca Flores

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  1. Add THE MEMORY INDEX to your cart.

  2. 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!

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About the Author
JULIAN R. VACA has been a creative writer for over a decade. He's a staff writer on PBS's RECONNECTING ROOTS, a nationally-broadcast show that drew in millions of viewers over its first two seasons. THE MEMORY INDEX is his first novel. Julian lives in Nashville with his family. Connect with him at; Instagram: @JulianRayVaca; Twitter @JulianRVaca; and Facebook: @JulianRVaca.

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. She began writing DIAMOND CITY while working as a corporate travel manager. 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.


In a world where memories are like currency, dreams can be a complicated business.

In an alternative 1987, a disease ravages human memories. There is no cure, only artificial recall. The lucky ones--the recollectors--need the treatment only once a day.

Freya Izquierdo isn't lucky. The high school senior is a "degen" who needs artificial recall several times a day. Plagued by blinding half-memories that take her to her knees, she's desperate to remember everything that will help her investigate her father's violent death. When her sleuthing almost lands her in jail, a shadowy school dean selects her to attend his Foxtail Academy, where five hundred students will trial a new tech said to make artificial recall obsolete.

She's the only degen on campus. Why was she chosen? Freya is nothing like the other students, not even her new friends Ollie, Chase, and the alluring Fletcher Cohen. Definitely not at all like the students who start to vanish, one by one. And nothing like the mysterious Dean Mendelsohn, who has a bunker deep in the woods behind the school.

Nothing can prepare Freya and her friends for the truth of what that bunker holds. And what kind of memories she'll have to access to survive it.


The Memory Index By Julian Ray Vaca Cover Image
ISBN: 9780840700667
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Thomas Nelson - August 9th, 2022

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The Witch and the Vampire By Francesca Flores Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250220516
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Wednesday Books - March 21st, 2023

Shadow City: A Novel (City of Steel and Diamond #2) By Francesca Flores Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250220486
Published: Wednesday Books - January 26th, 2021