A reading and signing with Amber Royer, author of the sci-fi novels Free Chocolate and Pure Chocolate.
This event is scheduled for our new location—519 S. 6th Street, at the corner of Bonneville Avenue.
Featuring Latina culinary arts student Bo Benitez, the Chocoverse novels are one-part soap opera, one-part space opera—with a confectionary twist. Set in the far future, they take place in a galaxy in which chocolate—Earth’s only unique commodity—is literally, dangerously addictive.
Pure Chocolate, publishing this March, has Bo Bonitez touring Zant, home of the murderous, shark-toothed aliens who recently tried to eat her. In the midst of her stint as Galactic paparazzi princess, she discovers that Earth has been exporting tainted chocolate to the galaxy, and getting aliens hooked on cocoa. Bo must choose whether to go public, or just smile for the cameras and make it home alive. She's already struggling with her withdrawal from the Invincible Heart, and her love life has a life of its own, but when insidious mind worms intervene, things start to get complicated!
Amber Royer is the author of the high-energy comedic space opera Chocoverse series (Free Chocolate, Pure Chocolate coming March 2019). She teaches enrichment and continuing education creative writing classes for teens and adults through both the University of Texas at Arlington and Writing Workshops Dallas. She is the discussion leader for the Saturday Night Write writing craft group. She spent five years as a youth librarian, where she organized teen writers’ groups and teen writing contests. In addition to two cookbooks co-authored with her husband, Amber has published a number of articles on gardening, crafting and cooking for print and on-line publications.