Featured Authors & Autographed Editions

Check out these titles by our talented local authors and authors who have visited for events - some of which are sold exclusively at Phoenix Books! Remember, not all books featured on our website are necessarily in stock at our bricks-and-mortar locations, but we're always happy to special order a book for you to pick up at the store. Special orders almost always come in quickly, and don't involve any extra fees. Happy browsing!

John Churchman is a photographer, artist, and farmer. Jennifer Churchman is a multimedia artist and writer.

 
John and Jennifer combine their talents to give voice to the stories of all the animals who surround them and add boundless enjoyment to their lives. They have made their home on a small farm in the beautiful countryside of Essex, Vermont, with their daughter Gabrielle. They are also the authors of Brave Little Finn and the New York Times bestseller The SheepOver.

Julie Dao author photoJulie C. Dao is a proud Vietnamese-American who was born in upstate New York. She studied medicine in college, but came to realize blood and needles were her Kryptonite. By day, she worked in science news and research; by night, she wrote books about heroines unafraid to fight for their dreams, which inspired her to follow her passion of becoming a published author. Forest of a Thousand Lanterns is her debut novel. Julie lives in New England. Follow her on Twitter @jules_writes.

 

 

 

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Margot Harrison is an award-winning journalist and author, whose fiction has appeared, among other places, in The Saint Ann's Review. She is the Associate Editor at Burlington's own Seven Days. The Killer in Me is her first novel.

 

 

 

 

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"Hasn't he lived long enough? Why not? I could take him like a thief in the night."
This is how the Thief thinks. He serves death, the vacuum, the unknown. He's always waiting. Always there.

Seventeen-year-old Nina Barrows knows all about the Thief. She's intimately familiar with his hunting methods: how he stalks and kills at random, how he disposes of his victims' bodies in an abandoned mine in the deepest, most desolate part of a desert.
Now, for the first time, Nina has the chance to do something about the serial killer that no one else knows exists. With the help of her former best friend, Warren, she tracks the Thief two thousand miles, to his home turf--the deserts of New Mexico.
But the man she meets there seems nothing like the brutal sociopath with whom she's had a disturbing connection her whole life. To anyone else, Dylan Shadwell is exactly what he appears to be: a young veteran committed to his girlfriend and her young daughter. As Nina spends more time with him, she begins to doubt the truth she once held as certain: Dylan Shadwell is the Thief. She even starts to wonder . . . what if there is no Thief?


Katie Webster is a chef, food blogger, and food photographer specializing in healthy seasonal cuisine. Her cooking videos, original recipes, and upbeat food writing can be seen online at her food blog, Healthy Seasonal Recipes. She is a contributor to Eating Well magazine, Fitness, and Parents. She and her family live amid a stand of maple trees, which they tap every spring to make their own maple syrup.

Maple syrup is much more than a perfect topping for pancakes, it's a simple and seasonal way to add welcome sweetness to every meal. From fast and nutritious entrees like Maple Tahini Chicken and Broccoli to more sophisticated fare like Maple Cider Brined Pork, these easy recipes will change your relationship with this familiar flavor. And since maple syrup is paleo and vegan friendly (and naturally gluten free), almost anyone can enjoy such treats as Maple Bourbon Pumpkin Pie and Maple Pear Ginger Sorbet. Serve up the sweet taste of maple whenever you want it, with 100 no-fail recipes, plus tips on storage, substitution, and DIY syrupmaking. Get the most out of your maple!


This 5-song CD features thirty Vermont Musicians, including Nancy Beavan, Jon Gailmor, Dick McCormack, and Joanne "Little Joyce" Cooper among others. The songs are updated versions of well known folk/protest songs from the 50s and 60s, including Oh Freedom, The Banks of Marble, Where Have All the Flowers Gone, This Land is Your Land, and We Shall Overcome. Bernie Sanders performs some of the key lyrics himself in a talking-blues style, and he also delivers original narratives related to the music.

This landmark recording brought together the Vermont Music scene in 1987 for a common cause. Everyone involved donated time and talent to the project.


Jeff Kinney is an online game developer and designer and is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller "Diary of a Wimpy Kid". He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives in southern Massachusetts with his wife, Julie, and their two sons, Will and Grant.

A family road trip is supposed to be a lot of fun . . . unless, of course, you're the Heffleys. The journey starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns. Gas station bathrooms, crazed seagulls, a fender bender, and a runaway pig--not exactly Greg Heffley's idea of a good time. But even the worst road trip can turn into an adventure--and this is one the Heffleys won't soon forget.
 
"Every kid-and every parent-who's ever suffered through a family road trip will feel as one with Greg."

-Kirkus Reviews


Flip Brown helps people to experience more meaning and fufillment in the workplace. He serves as a catalyst to decode, change, and sustain individual and organizational patterns. He has a background in business, psychology, organic gardending, and rock 'n' roll. Flip is the founder of Business Culture Consultants in Burlington, VT. He loves his job.

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"Balanced Effectiveness at Work: How to Enjoy the Fruits of Your Labor Without Driving Yourself Nuts" is a useful compendium of tips, tools, and techniques to make being at work work better. Within each chapter there are conceptual definitions, sample scenarios, frank assessments, "Flip's Tips," action plans for real traction, and positive reinforcement. With a light-hearted but in-depth look at twenty-four wide-ranging topics, presented in a unique news-you-can-use format, it will provide you with real options, helpful resources, and renewed optimism.

"Flip Brown's "Balanced Effectiveness at Work" is full of big reveals. One of the most important is how to replace perfectionism and judgment with empathy and engagement. This changes everything. You'll find inspiration on every page!"

-Marshall Goldsmith, author of the "New York Times" bestseller "What Got You Here Won't Get You There."

"'Flip' your conceptions about balance, with Flip Brown's thoughtful, fun, insightful book "Balanced Effectiveness at Work." It's pragmatic, simple yet profound, and fosters moving from speed to significance to create a more meaningful life."

-Kevin Cashman, bestselling author of "Leadership from the Inside Out"


Deirdre Gill was inspired to write Outside, her first story, from her own experiences of playing outside as a child. The outdoors is still a source of wonder and excitement for Deirdre—the place she goes to “see the possibilities” as well as to ski, hike, and bike with her family. She lives in snowy Vermont with her husband, Jason Chin, also a children’s book author and artist, and their son.

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In this gentle picture book fantasy, a child's world transforms through his hard work, imagination, and persistence when he opens the door and steps outside, into to the brave new world of his imagination.


Rachel Carter has been a teacher, a nanny, a caterer, and a bellhop. A graduate of the University of Vermont and Columbia University, Rachel now lives in Burlington, Vermont. Rachel is also the author of So Close to You and This Strange and Familiar Place. You can visit her online at www.rachel-carter.com, www.facebook.com/RachelCarterYA, or follow her on Twitter @RachelCarterYA.

The thrilling final novel in the So Close to You trilogy! It’s Lydia’s last chance to stop the Montauk Project...or else be lost in time forever.

Lydia has been trained into a person she might have once feared: focused, fierce, deadly. Although she never wanted the life of a Montauk Project recruit, the Project has captured someone she loves—someone she’ll do anything to save.

Then Lydia glimpses a world in which the Montauk Project never existed. The Project has taken so much from Lydia already, but she knows that she will sacrifice everything to make her vision of a world without the Project a reality.


The Time Traveler's Wife meets Before I Fall in this debut novel that brims with conspiracy, romance, and adventure.


Lydia Bentley has heard stories about the Montauk Project all her life: stories about the experiments that took place at the abandoned military base near her home and the people who've disappeared over the years. Stories about people like her own great-grandfather.

When Lydia discovers that all the stories about the Montauk Project are true, she is determined to unravel its mysteries-with or without the help of Wes, a darkly mysterious boy from the inside of the Project whom she is wary to trust. But the truths behind the secrets she uncovers force her to question all her choices-and if Lydia chooses wrong, she might not save her family but destroy them...and herself.

Publishers Weekly said that "readers will be hooked" by this first book in a thrilling new trilogy following one girl's personal and high-stakes struggle against destiny-and a race to alter an unspeakable future.


The conspiracy theorists were right all along about the Montauk Project and time travel....

These are the things of which Lydia is now certain:

The Montauk Project has been experimenting with time travel for years.

The Project's subjects are "recruits" from across time. Recruits like Wes, Lydia's ally, friend, and love.

The Project is now responsible for the disappearance of two members of her family....

And they're coming for Lydia next.

This heart-pounding sequel to So Close to You explores the sacrifices we make to save the people we love-and what happens after you change the future.


Dayna Lorentz has an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from Bennington College. She used to practice law, but is now a full-time writer and part-time cupcake enthusiast. Dayna is the author of the No Safety in Numbers trilogy and lives in South Burlington, Vermont with her husband, two children, and two dogs.

 

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Life As We Knew It meets Lord of the Flies in a mall that looks just like yours

A biological bomb has just been discovered in the air ducts of a busy
suburban mall. At first nobody knows if it's even life threatening, but
then the entire complex is quarantined, people start getting sick,
supplies start running low, and there's no way out. Among the hundreds
of trapped shoppers are four teens.

These four different narrators, each with their own stories, must
cope in unique, surprising styles, changing in ways they wouldn't have
predicted, trying to find solace, safety, and escape at a time when the
adults are behaving badly.

This is a gripping look at people and how they can--and must--change under the most dire of circumstances.

And not always for the better.


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The sequel to No Safety in Numbers; a modern day Lord of the Flies for fans of apocalyptic thrillers

It's Day 7 in the quarantined mall. The riot is over and the senator trapped inside is determined to end the chaos. Even with new rules, assigned jobs, and heightened security, she still needs to get the teen population under control. So she enlists Marco's help--allowing him to keep his stolen universal card key in exchange for spying on the very football players who are protecting him.

But someone is working against the new systems, targeting the teens, and putting the entire mall in even more danger. Lexi, Marco, Ryan, and Shay believe their new alliances are sound.

They are wrong. Who can be trusted? And who will be left to trust?

The virus was just the beginning. 


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Perfect for fans of Life As We Knew It and Michael Grant's Gone--this conclusion to the No Safety in Numbers trilogy will make your heart race, your palms sweat, and will leave you wondering exactly what you'd be willing to sacrifice in order to survive.

First--a bomb released a deadly flu virus and the entire mall was quarantined.

Next--the medical teams evacuated and the windows were boarded up just before the virus mutated.

Now--the power is out and the mall is thrown into darkness. Shay, Marco, Lexi, Ryan, and Ginger aren't the same people they were two weeks ago. Just like the virus, they've had to change in order to survive. And not all for the better. When no one can see your face, you can be anyone you want to be, and, when the doors finally open, they may not like what they've become.

If you think it's silly to be afraid of the dark, you're wrong.
Very wrong.


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Warriors and Guardians of Ga'Hoole fans have a new animal adventure series to sink their teeth into!

When a hurricane forces his family to evacuate without him, Shep the German Shepard is confused. Where is his boy? Will he ever return? And what will Shep do in the meantime, now that the extra bowls of food -- not to mention all those tasty things he found in the big cold box -- are gone?

Then another dog shows up at Shep's window and convinces him to escape. There's food outside, and a whole empty city to explore. Shep just wants to go home . . . but the adventure of a lifetime is just beginning.

"Curl up with your kibble and savor this incredible story of dogs left behind when a hurricane sweeps through their city. This page-turner follows stalwart Shep and intrepid Callie, who despite her ‘yapper’ size is up to her muzzle in courage, as this extraordinary canine duo braves their new environment and forms a new pack. Dayna Lorentz has delivered a book with bite--and with a great heart." -Kathryn Lasky, author of The Guardians of Ga’Hoole and Wolves of the Beyond


The heart-pounding conclusion to the Dogs of teh Drowned City trilogy brings the dogs home -- but can they go back to being pets?

Shep and his pack have survived a terrible storm and fought off a pack of vicious wild dogs. Now the dog pack must face their greatest challenge yet: finding their way back to their families.

Now that the humans have returned to the city, Shep knows he wants to find his boy. But there are so many other dogs to help, and so many dangers along the way. Worst of all is Shep's fear -- now that he's learned to live Outside, will he be able to find happiness again as a pet?


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