The BLACKOUT Block Party

Join us for a gorgeous launch event for Blackout. We'll be celebrating with these six amazing authors and HarperCollins to bring you a Block Party worthy of a steamy summer night. Purchase a copy of Blackout below and you will be registered to attend this one time only event! Once you've purchased your book you not only have preordered one of the best books of the summer ready to hit your mailbox or for pickup on publication day, you will get a link to access the event the day of publication as well! 

And as a bonus, the first 50 folks to register will get an exclusive exclusive 5”x7” Blackout art print! 


Six critically acclaimed, bestselling, and award-winning authors bring the glowing warmth and electricity of Black teen love to this interlinked novel of charming, hilarious, and heartwarming stories that shine a bright light through the dark.

A summer heatwave blankets New York City in darkness. But as the city is thrown into confusion, a different kind of electricity sparks…

A first meeting.

Long-time friends.

Bitter exes.

And maybe the beginning of something new.

When the lights go out, people reveal hidden truths. Love blossoms, friendship transforms, and new possibilities take flight.

Beloved authors—Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon—celebrate the beauty of six couples and the unforgettable magic that can be found on a sweltering starry night in the city.


Dhonielle Clayton is the New York Times bestselling author of the Belles series and the coauthor of the Tiny Pretty Things duology (soon to be a Netflix original series). She is COO of the non-profit We Need Diverse Books and owner and co-founder of CAKE Literary.

Tiffany D. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of Grown; Allegedly; Monday’s Not Coming, a Walter Dean Myers Honor Book and Coretta Scott King John Steptoe New Talent Award winner; and Let Me Hear a Rhyme.

Nic Stone is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the William C. Morris Award YA Debut finalist Dear Martin, Dear Justyce, Odd One Out, Jackpot, and Clean Getaway.

Angie Thomas’s award-winning, acclaimed debut novel, The Hate U Give, is a #1 New York Times bestseller and major motion picture from Fox 2000. She is also the author of On the Come Up and Concrete Rose (on sale: January 12, 2021).

Ashley Woodfolk worked in children’s book publishing before becoming an author full-time. Her novels include the highly acclaimed The Beauty That Remains and When You Were Everything.

Nicola Yoon is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also a Star, both of which have been adapted into major motion pictures. She is a National Book Award finalist, a Michael L. Printz Honor Book recipient, and a Coretta Scott King John Steptoe New Talent Award winner. She’s also co-publisher of Joy Revolution, a Random House young adult imprint focused on love stories starring people of color.

The Not-So-Fine Print: Please note, you must purchase a copy of Blackout from Loyalty Bookstores in order to receive a link to the event from Loyalty. Please note Loyalty has a zero tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation of any kind during this virtual event. You will be bounced. If you have questions or concerns please email us at! 

Event date: 
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Washington, DC 20011
Blackout Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063088092
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quill Tree Books - June 22nd, 2021