Jesse Q. Sutanto: Theo Tan and the Fox Spirit

Virtual Book Launch and Discussion
Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Phoenix Zoom Channel

Please helps us celebrate the release of Jesse Q. Sutanto's new middle grade novel, Theo Tan and the Fox Spirit!  An evening perfect for middle-grade readers and their families, as well as educators. librarians, and aspiring authors; Jesse will be joining us to chat about her new novel, the writing process and the importance of creative writing and expression in fiction.  

 

"Wildly imaginative, laugh-out-loud funny, and full of heart, Theo Tan is an absolute delight. I didn't want it to end!" --Nicole Lesperance, author of The Nightmare Thief and The Wide Starlight

 

About Theo Tan and the Fox Spirit:  

After inheriting a grieving fox spirit, a Chinese American boy must learn to embrace his heritage to solve the mystery of his brother's death in Jesse Q Sutanto's magical, action-packed middle grade fantasy, Theo Tan and the Fox Spirit.

Theo Tan doesn't want a spirit companion. He just wants to be a normal American kid, playing video games, going to conventions, and using cirth pendants to cast his spells like everyone else. But, when his older brother dies, Theo ends up inheriting Jamie's fox spirit, Kai.

Kai isn't happy about this either. Theo is nothing like Jamie, and the two of them have never gotten along. But, when they realize the mysterious journal Jamie left Theo is filled with clues and secret codes, it's clear that something strange was going on with Jamie's internship at Reapling Corp.

But the only way onto the campus is the highly competitive "Know Your Roots" summer camp program, a celebration of Chinese and Indian cultures designed to help connect students with their heritage. Theo and Kai will have to put aside their differences long enough to honor Jamie's last wishes, or the mystery he died for will remain unsolved forever...

Jesse Q. Sutanto is the author of books for adults and young readers, including Dial A For AuntiesThe ObsessionTheo Tan and the Fox Spirit and Well, That Was Unexpected. She grew up shuttling back and forth between Indonesia, Singapore, and England, and considers all three places her home. She has forty-two first cousins and thirty aunties and uncles, many of whom live just down the road. When she’s not writing, she’s playing games with her husband, or making a mess in the kitchen with her two daughters.

How to register:  Registration is free, but book purchases are welcomed and appreciated--thank you for supporting our author! You must register on this page to attend the event. The event will stream on Zoom. You will receive an email with the Zoom link after registering. If you don't receive a confirmation email after registering today, contact us right away so we can check for problems.

Purchase a  copy of Theo Tan and the Fox Spirit from our website HERE.  Copies will be available a few days after event.  If you ordered a book for store pick up, we will contact you as soon as it's ready.  If you ordered a book with shipping, please allow an additional 7-10 days for delivery via USPS Media Mail.

If you have signed up for the event and are having difficulty accessing it via Zoom, please contact us via email at tickets@phoenixbooks.biz throughout the event & will do our best to provide technical support as needed.