Ashley Elston with Tamara Ireland Stone
Ashley Elston & Tamara Ireland Stone
Hicklebee's own Teen Advisory Board (TAB) presents a night with two great authors as they discuss Ashley Elston's newest book 10 Blind Dates.
Come make snowflakes, eat cookies and enjoy a White Elephant Book Swap. Wrap a book from home you'd love to share and maybe discover a new favorite -- a perfect way to get in the holiday spirit!
Ashley Elston is the author of several novels, including THE RULES FOR DISAPPEARING (a finalist in the Best Young Adult Novel category of the International Thriller Awards) and THIS IS OUR STORY. She graduated with a Liberal Arts degree from Louisiana State University in Shreveport. Ashley worked for many years as a wedding photographer before turning her hand to writing. Ashley lives in Louisiana with her husband and three sons.
TAMARA IRELAND STONE spent nearly two decades in the technology industry before she began writing middle grade and young adult fiction. She feels lucky to say she’s had two careers she’s loved.
Her New York Times bestseller, EVERY LAST WORD, won the Cybils Young Adult Fiction Award, the Georgia Peach Book Award, the Buxtehuder Bulle German Youth Literature Award, and was a YALSA Teens’ Top Ten pick. LITTLE DO WE KNOW received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and her debut novel, TIME BETWEEN US, has been published in over twenty countries. The first book in her middle-grade series, CLICK’D, was a Sunshine State Young Readers Award pick, a Kids’ Indie Next pick, a Cybils Award Nominee, and an NCIBA Golden Poppy nominee.
Tamara is a proud nerd, vinyl collector, and movie lover. She burns everything she cooks.
"This piece-by-piece romance doesn't need its Christmas theme to sell, but it makes it glitter all the more."—Booklist
"In a funny holiday romance that has Sophie dog-sitting in a hockey rink, watching porn at a drive-in theater, and playing the Virgin Mary in a middle school Nativity, Elston cleverly reflects the family members' personalities through their choices of dates for Sophie."—Publishers Weekly
"Little Do We Know is a beautiful, affecting novel. Stone writes compellingly about the power of friendship, of love."—New York Times best-selling author Luanne Rice
* "Touching on weighty issues, including sexual harassment, religious crises, friendship, and taboo love, Stone writes a thought-provoking novel that challenges conventional ideas. With well-developed detail, the characters have realistic vulnerabilities and experience profound transformations that lead them to look at the world differently."—Publishers Weekly, starred review