The Santa Monica Public Library welcomes back young adult (YA) author Kami Garcia to the Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., for an author talk and book signing with fellow writer Anna Todd on Wednesday, October 5, at 6:30 p.m.

Kami Garcia is the #1 best-selling co-author of the Beautiful Creatures book series, the first installment of which was written at the Santa Monica Public Library by Garcia and co-author Margaret Stohl. Now a solo writer, Garcia celebrates the release of her newest young adult novel, The Lovely Reckless, with a return visit to SMPL with fellow author Anna Todd. Todd, who gained fame writing One Direction fan fiction online, has gone on to write the best-selling After series, as well as the new to paperback novel, Nothing More. Both authors meet at Santa Monica Public Library’s Main Library for a conversation moderated by book blogger Ursula Uriarte, followed by a book sale and signing provided by Children’s Book World.

Fans interested in a VIP experience for the event can purchase VIP tickets from Children’s Book World at VIP tickets grant fans entry to a private, pre-event reception with the authors, as well as priority placement in the book signing line following the author talk. The author talk is free and open to all, and on-site book sales will be available the night of the event. Seating is limited and on a first arrival basis.

The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible. For special disabled services, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 at least one week prior to event. The Main Library is served by Big Blue Bus routes 1, 7, R7, R10 and 18. Ride your bike. Bicycle parking racks are available at the library.

  • Submitted by Robert Graves, Public Services Librarian