Sarah Gailey Author Event

Join author Sarah Gailey for a reading and signing of their new book Magic For Liars. Sarah will be in conversation with local author Carrie Vaugn.

About the author: Hugo and Campbell finalist Sarah Gailey came onto the scene in 2015 and has since become one of the sharpest, funniest voices in pop culture online, going viral frequently for their stories and joie de vivre. They are a regular contributor to multiple websites, including, where their Women of Harry Potter series was named a Hugo finalist for Best Related Work. Gailey’s nonfiction has appeared in Mashable and The Boston Globe, and writes short fiction for various popular outlets.

About Magic For Liars: Mix the sly, coming-of-age elements of Lev Grossman’s The Magicians with the noir and edge of Jessica Jones, shake well,and serve over ice to get MAGIC FOR LIARS, the debut novel from Hugo Award nominee and debut author Sarah Gailey. Magic For Liars channels the flushed, youthful intensity of Megan Abbott’s You Will Know Me with a school for mages, hidden in the hills of southern California, as its backdrop. Ivy Gamble, a disagreeable and non-magical private investigator with a slight drinking problem, works to solve a murder at a school for mages where her estranged (and very magically talented) sister teaches. The dark and fantastic secrets she uncovers not only shed a stark light on her case, but on her own family history and the life she could have had.

About Carrie Vaugn: Carrie Vaughn is the New York Time Bestselling author of more than twenty novels and over eighty short stories. She's best known for the Kitty Norville urban fantasy series about a werewolf who hosts a talk radio advice show for supernatural beings -- the series includes fourteen novels and a collection of short stories -- and the superhero novels in the Golden Age saga.

Event date: 
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Magic for Liars: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250174611
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Books - June 4th, 2019