Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Farley's Welcomes Author A.S. King!

This past Saturday, Farley's was thrilled to welcome A.S. King, author of the YA/crossover book The Dust of 100 Dogs! The book became a staff favorite earlier this year, when Lauren picked it up and couldn't put it down.

In it, King tells the story of two teens: Emer, a famed 17th century pirate, and Saffron, her 21st century counterpart. You see, Emer is one of the most feared pirates on the seas--until she is murdered and cursed with the dust of 100 dogs, dooming her to live 100 lifetimes as a dog before she can return to human form.

When Emer finally gets to live life as a human again, she is born as Saffron, an ordinary Pennsylvania teen with several lifetimes of canine & pirate memories. Now, she's determined to recover the treasure she buried three hundred years ago, and this time, she won't let anyone stand in her way...

Check out a few photos from the event:

Kristina's awesome handmade sign, inspired by the book's cover

A.S. King, signing away...

A.S. King with Farley's staffer Lauren.
Check out her fantastic Indiebound t-shirt!

You can view more photos on our Facebook page. To learn more about A.S. King, visit her website or blog, and then check out this amusing interview with Amy and her characters.

Thanks so much to everyone who came out and made this event such a success! We had such a great time!


Ryan Potter said...

I just picked up a copy of D100D in a small bookstore in northern Michigan and can't wait to read it!

Farley's Bookshop said...

We love it, and A.S. King is just fantastic. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!!