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Shannon Messenger with Kalyn Josephson

November 8, 2023 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

We are thrilled to welcome Shannon Messenger back for the release of Keeper of the Lost Cities: The Graphic Novel Pt. 1!

Kepler’s Books is thrilled to welcome back New York Times bestselling author Shannon Messenger for the release of Keeper of the Lost Cities: The Graphic Novel Pt. 1! Join us to celebrate the book that started it all–Keeper of the Lost Cities–now being reimagined as a graphic novel!

This beautifully illustrated graphic novel is an exact retelling of the first half of the epic first novel in Shannon Messenger’s Keeper series, with the second half to follow in 2024.

Shannon will be in conversation with Kalyn Josephson, author of the Ravenfall series.


Shannon Messenger graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where she learned—among other things—that she liked watching movies much better than making them. She’s studied art, screenwriting, and film production, but she realized her real passion was writing stories for children.

She’s the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the award-winning middle grade series, Keeper of the Lost Cities, as well as the Sky Fall series for young adults. Her books have been featured on multiple state reading lists, published in numerous countries, and translated into many different languages. She lives in Southern California with her family—and an embarrassing number of cats. Find her online at ShannonMessenger.com.

Kalyn Josephson currently works as a Technical Writer in the tech industry, which leaves room for too many bad puns about technically being a writer. Though she grew up in the central coast, she graduated from Santa Clara University with degrees in Biology and English. Currently, she lives in the Bay Area with two black cats (who are more like a tiny dragon and an ever tinier owl). THE STORM CROW duology and Ravenfall series are out now.

Shannon will pre-sign books copies of Keeper of the Lost Cities: Graphic Novel Pt. 1 and in lieu of a signing line Shannon will be doing a photo op with the readers. Shannon will NOT be personalizing copies of Keeper of the Lost Cities: Graphic Novel Pt. 1 or any backlist but you can purchase signed copies of her books at the event.

Masks are required for everyone over the age of 2 years old and must be worn at all times in the venue, and throughout the duration of the event.


November 8, 2023
10:00 pm - 11:00 pm


San Mateo Performing Arts Center
600 North Delaware Street
San Mateo, CA 94401 United States