Virtual Launch: J Elle in Conversation with Ayana Gray - January 11 at 6:30 PM CST
Join us virtually for an evening of girl empowerment with a little magic mixed in as we celebrate the launch of Ashes of Gold with New York Times bestselling author, J Elle. Ashes of Gold is the heart-pounding conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Wings of Ebony duology. This conversation will be moderated by Ayana Gray, author of Beasts of Prey, and will be planned and executed in partnership with the students at Young Women's College Prep.
When: Tuesday, January 11 at 6:30 pm CST
Where: Crowdcst https://www.crowdcast.io/e/ashes-of-gold-virtual
How: Grab a ticket for free or purchase the book and ticket together. All books will be shipped on Friday, January 14 after the author has had an opportunity to sign them.
We hope to see you there!
About the book:
In the heart-pounding conclusion to the Wings of Ebony duology, which #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicole Yoon calls “bold, inventive, big-hearted and deeply perceptive,” Rue makes her final stand to reclaim her people’s stolen magic.
Rue has no memory of how she ended up locked in a basement prison without her magic or her allies. But she’s a girl from the East Row. And girls from the East Row don’t give up. Girls from the East Row pick themselves back up when they fall. Girls from the East Row break themselves out.
But reuniting with her friends is only half the battle. When she finds them again, Rue makes a vow: she will find a way to return the magic that the Chancellor has stolen from her father’s people. Yet even on Yiyo Peak, Rue is a misfit—with half a foot back in Houston and half a heart that is human as well as god, she’s not sure she’s the right person to lead the fight to reclaim a glorious past.
When a betrayal sends her into a tailspin, Rue must decide who to trust and how to be the leader that her people deserve…because if she doesn’t, it isn’t just Yiyo that will be destroyed—it will be Rue herself.
About the Author:
J Elle is a prolific Black author and advocate for marginalized voices in both publishing and her community. She is a New York Times bestselling author of young adult and middle-grade fantasy fiction. She is best known for her debut novel, Wings of Ebony, and her work has been translated into three languages. The former educator and first-generation college student credits her nomadic lifestyle and humble inner-city beginnings as inspiration for her novels. When she’s not writing, Elle can be found mentoring aspiring authors, binging reality TV, loving on her three
About the Moderator:
Ayana Gray is a New York Times bestselling young adult fantasy author and a lover of all things monsters, mythos, and magic. Originally from Atlanta, she now lives in Little Rock, Arkansas where she reads avidly, follows Formula One racing, and worries over the varying moods of her adopted baby black rhino, Apollo, and her mini goldendoodle, Dolly.
Her debut novel, BEASTS OF PREY, is being translated in 10 languages across five continents and is being adapted for film by Netflix.
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