Daniel José Older In Conversation with Kwame Mbalia

Join us on Tuesday, February 2 at 6pm CT for a conversation between middle grade children’s authors Daniel José Older and Kwame Mbalia about Daniel’s new middle grade novel, Flood City! This event will livestream to Facebook, YouTube, and our website homepage.

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Daniel José Older is the New York Times bestselling author of the upcoming sci-fi adventure Flood City, the Middle Grade historical fantasy series Dactyl Hill SquadThe Book of Lost Saints, the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series, Star Wars: Last Shot, and the award winning Young Adult series the Shadowshaper Cypher, which won the International Latino Book Award and was shortlisted for the Kirkus Prize in Young Readers’ Literature, the Andre Norton Award, the Locus, the Mythopoeic Award, and named one of Esquire’s 80 Books Every Person Should Read. He is a lead story architect on the Star Wars cross platform initiative The High Republic. He co-wrote the upcoming graphic novel Death’s Day and writes the monthly IDW comic book series The High Republic Adventures. You can find more info and read about his decade long career as an NYC paramedic at http://danieljoseolder.net/.


Kwame Mbalia is a husband, father, writer, a New York Times bestselling author, and a former pharmaceutical metrologist in that order. His debut middle-grade novel, Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky was awarded a Coretta Scott King Author Honor, and it—along with the sequels Tristan Strong Destroys the World and the untitled third book—is  published by Rick Riordan Presents/Disney-Hyperion. He is the co-author of Last Gate of the Emperor with Prince Joel Makonnen, from Scholastic Books. A Howard University graduate and a Midwesterner now in North Carolina, he survives on Dad jokes and Cheezits.

Order Books below! Signed copies of Flood City are available.

Flood City by Daniel José Older
Last Gate of the Emperor by Kwame Mbalia