Breathless Reads Tour Stops at Mrs. Nelson's!

We are so excited to be hosting this leg of the Breathless Reads Tour, starring four fantastic authors:

  • Brenna Yovanoff, Paper Valentine
  • Marie Lu, Prodigy
  • Jessica Khoury, Origin
  • Andrea Cremer, Rise!

Our panel discussion will feature a special guest moderator, Kathryn Dunn from the Claremont Courier. Our official bloggers, Kimberly and Thuy from, will be attending the event and blogging about it on their site.

Guests will make a survival kit (candy, of course, is involved!) and can participate in a trivia raffle. Don't miss out on your chance to meet four amazing authors and get your books signed!
Event date: 
Monday, February 11, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
1030 Bonita Avenue
91750 La Verne
Paper Valentine Cover Image
ISBN: 9781595145994
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Razorbill - January 8th, 2013

Brenna Yovanoff is the New York Times bestselling author of The Replacement and The Space Between. Her newest release is PAPER VALENTINE—an eerie novel in which a girl does a macabre dance with death. Brenna currently lives in Denver with her husband. Visit her online at

Prodigy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399256769
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 29th, 2013

Marie Lu: New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu graduated from the University of Southern California and jumped into the video game industry, working for Disney Interactive Studios. Now a full-time writer, she spends her spare time reading, drawing, playing Assassin’s Creed, and getting stuck in traffic. Her newest release is PRODIGY, the highly anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel, Legend. She lives in Los Angeles, CA. Visit Marie at

Origin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781595145956
Availability: Special Order
Published: Razorbill - September 4th, 2012

Jessica Khoury ( was born and raised in Georgia. Twenty-two years old, she graduated high school at sixteen before immediately enrolling in college. Though she still lives in the small town where she was born, she is a frequent world traveler, and drew initial inspiration for the plot of ORIGIN from a visit to Germany as a teenager. ORIGIN, which Kirkus Reviews described as “utterly refreshing.” is her first novel.

Rise Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399159602
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Philomel Books - January 8th, 2013

Andrea Cremer is the author of RISE, the riveting conclusion to RIFT. She is a New York Times and international bestselling author. She spent her childhood daydreaming by roaming the forests and lakeshores of Northern Wisconsin. She now lives in Manhattan, where she writes full time. Andrea has always loved writing, but it took a horse and broken foot for her to finally write the novel she’d always dreamed of. Prior to becoming a full-time novelist, Andrea resided in the academic world where she taught early modern history. You can learn more about Andrea Cremer at and more about the series at