Martina Boone was born in Prague and spoke several languages before learning English. She fell in love with words and never stopped delighting in them. From her home in Virginia, where she lives with her husband, children, and Auggie the wonder dog, she enjoys writing contemporary fantasy set in the kinds of magical places she’d love to visit. When she isn’t writing, she’s addicted to travel, horses, skiing, chocolate-flavored tea, and anything with Nutella on it.
12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
State Library of Louisiana, Teen HQ
Famous Landmarks Trivia
Ages 11 and up
2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
State Library of Louisiana, 2nd Floor Meeting Room
Spooky Southern Legacies
3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
B&N Jr. Tent
Illusion (Part of Heirs of Watson Island)
Barrie must rescue her beloved and her family from evil spirits in the masterful conclusion to the Heirs of Watson Island trilogy.
Caged by secrets all around her and haunted by mistakes that have estranged her from Eight Beaufort, Barrie Watson is desperate to break the curse that puts her family in danger—without breaking the beautiful magic that protects Watson’s Landing. To do that, she must heal the rifts that have split the families of the island apart for three hundred years, unravel the mystery of the Fire Carrier and the spirits he guards, and take control of forces so deadly and awe-inspiring they threaten to overwhelm her.
With the spirits that cursed Watson Island centuries ago awake and more dangerous than ever, she finds an unlikely ally in the haunting and enigmatic Obadiah, whose motivations and power she still can’t read—or trust. His help comes at a price, however, plunging Barrie into a deadly maze of magic and wonder, mystery and intrigue that leads through history to places she never imagined she could go.
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