New book series on Epic Fails tells the back story of historical discoveries that didn't go as expected

Monday, July 9, 2018

Third Place Books at Town Center in Lake Forest Park (intersection of Bothell and Ballinger Way) has a full slate of authors this week. It includes Ben Thompson and Erik Slader who have written the first two books in a series about historical discoveries, showing that many of mankind's biggest success stories are the result of some pretty epic failures indeed.

Tuesday, July 10
Susan Mallery
When We Found Home (Harlequin)

In this emotional, funny and heartfelt story, Susan Mallery masterfully explores the definition of a modern family — blended by surprise, not by choice — and how those complicated relationships can add unexpected richness to life. Presentation FREE; signing line tickets available with paid pre-order of When We Found Home.

Wednesday, July 11
The Story Pirates
Stuck in the Stone Age (Rodale Press)

Tom Edison (no, not that Tom Edison) is a hopeful janitor who dreams of becoming a scientist -- and Dr. Morice is a shy scientist who dreams of making friends. When an accident at the lab sends them back in time to the stone age, Tom and Dr. Morice must work together to escape! A laugh-out-loud time-travel adventure, Stuck in the Stone Age is the first in a series of novels that double as an introduction to the basics of creative writing.
Thursday, July 12
Dan Richards
Stu Truly (Yellow Jacket)

From local author Dan Richards (The Problem with NOT Being Scared of Monsters), Stu Truly is the coming-of-age story of 12-year-old Stu as he struggles to navigate the murky waters of adolescence when he finds himself living a lie — that seems to be growing beyond his control — to impress the new girl in school.

Friday, July 13 at 6pm
Tamura Arthun
Blind Awakening

Compassionate and hopeful, Blind Awakening is a remarkable story about the passage between life and death and how that transition affects both patient and caregiver.

Saturday, July 14 at 6pm
Ben Thompson and Erik Slader
Epic Fails (Roaring Brook)

Celebrate the launch of The Epic Fails series! Authors Thompson and Slader explore the humorous backstories behind a variety of historical discoveries, voyages, experiments, and innovations that didn't go as expected but succeeded nonetheless, showing that many of mankind's biggest success stories are the result of some pretty epic failures indeed. The first two books in the series, both out on July 10, deal with the Wright Brother's early failures and initial stumbles of the Space Race.


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