Start: 5:00 pm
Credit: Teri Fullerton Youth Meet & Greet: William Alexander Tuesday, July 9, 5:00 p.m. Ghoulish Song Goblin Secrets Come and meet William Alexander, author of the National Book Award-winning Goblin Secrets and Ghoulish Song. He'll be answering questions and signing books. In Goblin Secrets, a boy joins a theatrical troupe of goblins to find his missing brother. This accessible, atmospheric fantasy takes a gentle look at love, loss, and family while delivering a fast-paced adventure that is sure to satisfy. Ghoulish Song is set in the same world as Goblin Secrets, where goblins walk the streets and witches work their charms and curses.
Start: 7:30 pm
Rorke DenverTuesday, July 9, 7:30 p.m.Damn Few: Making the Modern Seal Warrior DAMN FEW takes readers on a riveting journey inside the training of America’s premier special-ops commando teams, where Denver shares how soldiers are recruited, selected, sculpted, motivated, and deployed to become modern-‐day warriors. From his own SEAL training and wild missions overseas, Denver details how the SEALs' creative operations became front and center in America's war on terror, how they are altering warfare everywhere, and why it’s almost always a good idea to send in the SEALs to handle the near-‐impossible missions. Denver says, “American should be far more aggressive in deploying SEAL teams to international hot spots.” Denver is an honor graduate of the United States Army Ranger School. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Syracuse University, where he was an All-‐American lacrosse player and the captain of the varsity lacrosse team. He earned a Master’s degree in global business leadership from the University of San Diego. Lieutenant Commander Denver spent fourteen years as a SEAL officer and consulted and starred in the hit film "Act of Valor".