Roseanne A. Brown and Dhonielle Clayton for SERWA BOATENG'S GUIDE TO WITCHCRAFT AND MAYHEM **IN-PERSON**
Loyalty is so excited to welcome Roseanne A. Brown and Dhonielle Clayton in conversation for an IN-PERSON pub day event celebrating the release of Serwa Boateng's Guide to Witchcraft and Mayhem! Join us at Loyalty's Petworth store at 6:30 PM ET on Tuesday, September 12th for an author discussion and audience Q&A, followed by a meet + greet & book signing! We can't wait to see you there! This event is free to attend but RSVPs are required—please use the form below. **Face masks are required for all attendees in the event space.** Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
ABOUT THE BOOK
"Rosie writes her characters with such lyrical power, wit, and empathy that you can't help falling in love with Serwa Boating, her family, and her friends."—Rick Riordan, New York Times best-selling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.
After a lifetime of fighting creatures of black magic, twelve-year-old Serwa Boateng has just learned a devastating secret: she herself is half vampire! Now not only is she dealing with vampire puberty, she's on the run from the organization of Slayers she trained her whole life to join. Serwa's only ally is her aunt Boahinmaa, an obayifo who urges Serwa to embrace her vampire side. Boahinmaa and her underlings are on the hunt for the Midnight Drum, from which they hope to free Serwa's grandmother. When they learn that the Abomofuo have hidden the Midnight Drum deep within the Smithsonian Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C., what do they do? Stage a heist to steal it, of course! For their plan to succeed, Serwa will have to get close to her rival, a Slayer named Declan Amankwah, without revealing her true nature. Declan gets under her skin like no one else...and might just force Serwa to confront some truths she's tried hard to deny. With both sympathy and laugh-out-loud humor, Rosanne A. Brown captures all the discomfort of a girl stuck between two worlds in this second book in the unputdownable Serwa Boating saga.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Roseanne “Rosie” A. Brown was born in Kumasi, Ghana and immigrated to the wild jungles of central Maryland as a child. Writing was her first love, and she knew from a young age that she wanted to use the power of writing—creative and otherwise—to connect the different cultures she called home. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s in Journalism and was also a teaching assistant for the school’s Jiménez-Porter Writers’ House program. Her journalistic work has been featured by Voice of America among other outlets.
On the publishing side of things, she has worked as an editorial intern at Entangled Publishing. Rosie was a 2017 Pitch Wars mentee and 2018 Pitch Wars mentor. Never content to stay in any one place for too long, Rosie currently lives near Washington D.C., where in her free time she can usually be found singing to her dog, explaining memes to her elderly relatives, or thinking about Star Wars.
ABOUT THE IN CONVERSATION PARTNER
Dhonielle Clayton is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Belles trilogy, SHATTERED MIDNIGHT, and THE MARVELLERS; the co-author of BLACKOUT and WHITEOUT, and the co-author of THE RUMOR GAME and the Tiny Pretty Things duology, a Netflix original series. She hails from the Washington DC suburbs on the Maryland side. She taught secondary school for several years, and is a former elementary and middle school librarian. She is COO of the non-profit We Need Diverse Books, and President of Cake Creative, an IP story kitchen dedicated to diverse books for all ages. She’s an avid traveler, and always on the hunt for magic and mischief.
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