Kamilla Benko Virtual Event & Writing Workshop

Bestselling author of the UNICORN QUEST series Kamilla Benko is taking young writers on a story quest! In this special event, Kamilla talks about her newest book, FIRE IN THE STAR, and teaches kids how to turn their ideas into a full, unique story using a fun mad-libs "secret" formula. The event will last for 1.5 hours and is ideal for writers ages 9-12.

Tickets for this virtual event are $20.00 and include a copy of FIRE IN THE STAR, a link to access the virtual event, a signed bookplate, and a UNICORN QUEST bookmark, all shipped to your home.   

10 minutes: Introduction + Storytelling game -- This is where Kamilla will play two truths and a lie with a poll for attendees to fill out.
10 minutes: Gathering story ideas -- Kamilla will talk about where she finds her story ideas and gives examples.
15 minutes: Turning ideas into story / The Secret Formula -- Kamilla will teach her mad-libs secret formula to writing and give attendees time to work on using the secret formula for their own stories.
10 minutes: Revising + Covers – Kamilla will discuss how to revise your story and book covers.
15 minutes: Q&A with attendees  

The enchanting Unicorn Quest series reaches its thrilling conclusion as two sisters fight to save a magical land from destruction.

* "Those who love Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time . . . [or] Neil Gaiman's Coraline, can't miss this debut.” - Booklist, starred review, on The Unicorn Quest

"An adventure-quest brimming with magic and heart." - Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author, on The Unicorn Quest

After a lifetime of being the younger sister--of letting Sophie fight her battles, of following her on countless Experiences and through a fireplace into a magical land--it's finally Claire Martinson's turn to lead. And she'll do anything to keep her big sister safe: resist the wraiths' cold shadows, experiment with new and dangerous magic, become a thief in disguise.

When Claire discovers that "only a queen can defeat a queen," she knows she must steal and reforge the ancient Crown of Arden to stand a chance against the darkness that threatens the world and her family. Because Queen Estelle d'Astora, desperate to reclaim her power, will stop at nothing to gain the support of the four guilds--even if it means killing the last unicorn. Claire will need every friend she's made to help her as the fate of Arden hangs in the balance . . . But the secrets of the unicorns are deeper than anyone could have ever imagined. Does Claire have what it takes to ignite the long-buried magic of this world and wake the fire in the stars? Or will the true salvation of Arden rest on one final and heartbreaking sacrifice?

Kamilla Benko spent most of her childhood climbing into wardrobes, trying to step through mirrors, and plotting to run away to an art museum. Now, she visits other worlds as a children's book author. In addition to the Unicorn Quest trilogy, she is the author of the original Frozen novel that bridges the events of Disney's massively successful animated movie and its upcoming sequel. She currently lives in New York with her bookshelves, teapot, and hiking boots.

Event date: 
Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 2:00pm
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Fire in the Star (The Unicorn Quest) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781681192499
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - February 18th, 2020

Secret in the Stone (The Unicorn Quest) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781547603107
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - February 18th, 2020

The Unicorn Quest Cover Image
ISBN: 9781681199832
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - February 19th, 2019

Frozen 2: Forest of Shadows Cover Image
By Kamilla Benko, Grace Lee (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781368043632
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Disney Press - October 4th, 2019

Signed Copies

Due to the nature of virtual events, signed copies may not always be available. Information about signed copies will be included in the event description.

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