Join Asheville’s own Robert Beatty, author of the No. 1 New York Times bestselling SERAFINA SERIES on May 6 for a sneak-preview reading of the opening chapters of his forthcoming book, WILLA OF THE WOOD.
Set in the Great Smoky Mountains in 1900, WILLA OF THE WOOD is the story of an orphaned 12-year-old forest girl who spends her nights scavenging from the woods and homes of the “day-folk” to support her clan. Through a series of terrifying encounters and an unexpected kindness, Willa begins to realize that the “day-folk,” and her own people, are not what she’s always been told, setting in motion her quest for a new home and sense of belonging.
WILLA OF THE WOOD is the first title in the WILLA SERIES by Beatty, and the follow-up to his wildly popular SERAFINA BOOKS, the Disney-Hyperion mystery-thriller series set at Biltmore and in the mountains of Western North Carolina. WILLA is set for nationwide release on July 10.
This exclusive ticketed event is the first public reading of the new book for an Asheville audience. Beatty will do the reading in the theater of the historic Asheville Masonic Temple, followed by a reception with the author and his family. The afternoon’s activities also include Q&A time with the author, photo opportunities, a book signing, refreshments, and Willa giveaways.
The event begins at 2 p.m. at the Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway St., in downtown.
Tickets are $24.95 + service fees, and include a pre-order purchase of WILLA OF THE WOOD, signed by the author and available for delivery or in-store pickup on the book’s July 10 release date.
Tickets for the event are available via EventBrite at https://bit.ly/2J3g8wj.
Visit http://robert-beatty.com for more on WILLA OF THE WOOD and the author’s SERAFINA BOOK SERIES.