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Garth Nix has 5 upcoming events.

Youth: Fireside Chat with GARTH NIX and MICHAEL GRANT
Kepler's Books, Thursday, October 23 at 7pm
Fireside Chat with Garth Nix and Michael Grant

Thursday, October 23, 7:00 p.m. Fantasy readers and action junkies rejoice! Garth Nix, one of the most beloved names in fantasy, is back with the long-awaited fourth book in the New York Times bestselling Old Kingdom series. And he will be chatting with Michael Grant, New York Times bestselling author of the Gone Series. Two store favorites, two huge talents, two great new books. Don't miss this conversation between fan favorites. Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen Garth Nix returns to The Old Kingdom with a thrilling prequel complete with dark magic, royalty, dangerous action, a strong heroine, and flawless world-building. This epic fantasy adventure is destined to be a classic, and is perfect for fans of Game of Thrones. Messenger of Fear

Michael Grant’s Messenger of Fear is a haunting narrative that examines the nature of good and evil in every human. Fans of Michelle Hodkin’s Mara Dyer trilogy and Stephen King will love this satisfyingly twisted series.

Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Garth Nix Signs in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Monday, October 27 at 7:30pm
Australian native Garth Nix has, throughout the years, constantly been asked if the name that appears on his books is a pseudonym. “I guess people ask me because it sounds like the perfect name for a writer of fantasy.” He goes onto say, “However, it is my real name.” Fantasy readers came to know Garth's very real name when Sabriel, the first in his Old Kingdoms series, was released in 1995 and became a smash. Eleven years after his third entry Abhorsen, Garth returns to the world of The Old Kingdoms with Clariel. In this prequel, Clariel, the daughter of one of a notable family, is tasked with finding a loose, dangerous Free Magic creature and protecting the old King Orrikan, all while trying to avoid an undesirable arranged marriage.

Location: Street: 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Additional: Ste 302 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111-1040 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Garth Nix Australian author comes to Poulsbo
Liberty Bay Books, Tuesday, October 21 at 6:30pm
Garth Nix Australian author comes to Poulsbo for his new book Clariel

Location: Street: 18891 Front St NE, Additional: Sons of Norway City: Poulsbo, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98370 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
**OFFSITE** Veronica Roth and Garth Nix @ Athenaeum Theatre
The Book Cellar, Monday, October 20 at 7pm
Printers Row presents best-selling authors Veronica Roth and Garth Nix in discussion with Chicago Tribune columnist and author Jenniffer Weigel about their new books, Four: A Divergent Collection and Clariel, respectively, and about what it’s like to write their beloved series for adventurous young readers around the world. Roth’s Four: A Divergent Collection was released in July and Nix’s Clariel will be released in October. This Printers Row event will be a rare occasion to meet and hear from both authors on the same stage. Click here for tickets ($20 in advance, $22 at door)!

Veronica Roth is the No. 1 New York Times best-selling author of the Divergent series with over 20 million copies sold. Her next book, Four: A Divergent Collection, was released in early July. Now a full-time writer, Roth and her husband call the Chicago area home. You can visit her online at veronicarothbooks.com.

Garth Nix was born in 1963 in Melbourne, Australia. A full-time writer since 2001, he previously worked as a literary agent, marketing consultant, book editor, book publicist, book sales representative, bookseller, and as a part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve. Nix’s books include the award-winning young adult fantasy novels Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen. His fantasy novels for children include The Ragwitch, the Seventh Tower series, The Keys to the Kingdom series, the Troubletwisters series, and Spirit Animals: Blood Ties, co-written with Sean Williams. Nix’s next book, Clariel, is a prequel to the Old Kingdom trilogy and is set to be released in October. More than 5 million copies of his books have been sold around the world.

Location: Street: The Athenaeum Theatre Additional: 2936 N Southport Avenue City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60657 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Garth Nix, Clariel--Fantasy--Free Event at the Whatcom Middle School Auditorium
Village Books, Wednesday, October 22 at 6:30pm
Join Village Books, the Whatcom Middle School PTSA, the Bellingham Public Library and the Whatcom County Library System as we welcome New York Times bestselling author Garth Nix, one of the most talked-about-names in fantasy writing (doors open at 6pm; event starts at 6:30pm). His immensely popular Old Kingdom series has sold more than one million copies worldwide, inspired a generation of fantasy writers including Veronica Roth and Cassandra Clare, and earned him literary awards and legions of die-hard fans. His richly imagined world that masterfully blends fantasy and realism has been hailed by critics as “excellent high fantasy” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), “breathtaking, bittersweet, and utterly unforgettable” (Kirkus Reviews), and “riveting...powerful” (Locus).

This October, Nix returns to The Old Kingdom for the first time in more than ten years with Clariel, the thrilling prequel to the internationally bestselling series set six hundred years before the birth of Sabriel.

Clariel is the daughter of one of the most notable families in The Old Kingdom, with blood relations to the Abhorsen and, most importantly, to the King. When her family moves from the small town of Estwael to the city of Belisaere to join the High Guild of the Goldsmiths, Clariel is forced to prepare for life in polite society. A loner and hunter by nature, Clariel wants no part of this new life and dreams of escaping and journeying back to the lush green wilderness of the Great Forest. But many forces beyond her control conspire against her and her wish to pursue a much simpler life beyond the city walls: A dangerous Free Magic creature is loose in the city, her parents want to marry her off to a killer, and there is a plot brewing against the old and withdrawn King Orrikan. As she is drawn into the efforts to find and capture the creature, she discovers hidden sorcery within herself, yet it is magic that carries great dangers. Can she rise above the temptation of power, escape the unwanted marriage, and save the King? Complete with dark magic, royalty, a strong heroine, and flawless world-building, Clariel is as rich and compelling as the original Abhorsen novels and is sure to delight Old Kingdom fans as well as new readers hungry for epic fantasy adventure.

About Garth Nix Garth Nix is an award-winning author of more than 25 novels and over 50 published short stories. His work has been translated into 40 languages and has appeared on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, The Times, The Australian and USA Today. He lives in Sydney, Australia.

Location: Street: 810 Halleck Street Additional: Whatcom Middle School Auditorium City: Bellingham, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98225 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Garth Nix was born in 1963 in Melbourne, Australia, to the sound of the Salvation Army band outside playing 'Hail the Conquering Hero Comes' or possibly 'Roll Out the Barrel'. Garth left Melbourne at an early age for Canberra (the federal capital) and stayed there till he was nineteen, when he left to drive around the UK in a beat-up Austin with a trunk full of books and a Silver-Reed typewriter.

Despite a wheel literally falling off the Austin, Garth survived to return to Australia and study at the University of Canberra. After finishing his degree in 1986 he worked in a bookshop, then as a book publicist, a publisher's sales representative, and editor. Along the way he was also a part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve, serving in an Assault Pioneer platoon for four years. Garth left publishing to work as a public relations and marketing consultant from 1994-1997, till he became a full-time writer in 1998. He did that for a year before becoming a part-time literary agent in 1999. In January 2002 Garth went back to writing full time again, despite his belief that full-time writing explains the strange behaviour of many authors.

Garth currently lives in a beach suburb of Sydney, with his wife Anna, a publisher.
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