Talk & Signing with Popular Middle Reader Authors Kristen Kittscher and Anne Nesbet

Strong young women rule in new books by Kristen Kittscher and Anne Nesbet. Join us Sunday, January 17th at 4pm to hear Kristen and Anne speak about their latest books, The Tiara on the Terrace and The Wrinkled Crown, both featuring girls who have adventures and take on exciting challenges.

KRISTEN KITTSCHER is a former middle school English teacher and author of tween mystery The Wig in the Window (Harper Children’s, 2013), which garnered a starred review from School Library Journal and was named to ten Best of the Year lists. The 2014 James Thurber House Children’s Writer-in-Residence and a graduate of Brown University, Kristen frequently presents at schools, libraries, and festivals. She lives with her husband in Pasadena, home of the Rose Parade—the inspiration for her 2016 novel, The Tiara on the Terrace. Visit or follow her on Facebook and Twitter (@kkittscher).

The Tiara on the Terrace: Inspired by Pasadena’s Tournament of Roses, so get ready for parades, pageantry, suspense, and a hefty dose of hilarity as 7th grade spies Sophie Young and Grace Yang trade their high tops for high heels to investigate a deadly crime in this clever Miss Congeniality set in middle school! Back by popular demand, this funny, fast-paced follow up to Kittscher’s acclaimed The Wig in the Window will thrill fans of funny, clever humor and suspense. 

ANNE NESBET’s first two novels for children, The Cabinet of Earths and A Box of Gargoyles, are fantasies about a girl who must take on the magical underworld of Paris. Her third fantasy, The Wrinkled Crown, just came out in November 2015. You can read all about Anne and her books on her website,

The Wrinkled Crown: Up in the magical, wrinkled hills, Linny breaks an ancient law. No matter how musical a girl may be, she must not so much as touch a string of a lourka before she turns twelve, or she’ll be spirited off to Away. When the curse meant for her strikes her best friend instead, Linny must leave her home behind to try to set things right. With her father’s young apprentice, Elias, she travels down into the Plain, where science may have found a cure for magic, and there she finds old enemies, new friends, and a Half-Cat. Can Linny keep the fractured land from falling apart—and save her best friend?

The Tiara on the Terrace and The Wrinkled Crown may take place worlds apart, but they are both sure to delight your middle reader. Stop by Chevalier’s for this very special event!