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FROM BAD TO CURSED With Author Lana Harper in Conversation With Mia Manansala | May 21st | In-Store Schaumburg

May 21, 2022 @ 2:00 pm


May 21st | 2pm CST

From Bad to Cursed | Lana Harper

In-Store book singing and conversation with Mia Manansala | Woodfield Mall | Schaumburg, IL



FROM BAD TO CURSEDWild child Isidora Avramov is a thrill chaser, adept demon summoner, and–despite the whole sexy-evil-sorceress vibe–also a cuddly animal lover. When she’s not designing costumes and new storylines for the Arcane Emporium’s haunted house, Issa’s nursing a secret, conflicted dream of ditching her family’s witchy business to become an indie fashion designer in her own right. But when someone starts sabotaging the celebrations leading up to this year’s Beltane festival with dark, dangerous magic, a member of the rival Thorn family gets badly hurt–throwing immediate suspicion on the Avramovs.

To clear the Avramov name and step up for her family when they need her the most, Issa agrees to serve as a co-investigator, helping none other than Rowan Thorn get to the bottom of things. Rowan is the very definition of lawful good, so tragically noble and by-the-book he makes Issa’s teeth hurt. In accordance with their families’ complicated history, he and Issa have been archenemies for years and have grown to heartily loathe each other. But as the unlikely duo follow a perplexing trail of clues to a stunning conclusion, Issa and Rowan discover how little they really know each other… and stumble upon a maddening attraction that becomes harder to ignore by the day.



Lana Harper photo_credit Gary AlpertLana Harper is the author of four YA novels about modern-day witches and historical murderesses. Bo Event in Serbia, she grew up in Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria before moving to the US, where she studied psychology and literature at Yale University, law at Boston University, and publishing at Emerson College. She recently moved to Chicago with her family. Learn more at lanapopovicbooks.com!



Mia P. Manansala is a writer from Chicago who loves books, baking, and badass women. She uses humor (and murder) to explore aspects of the Filipino diaspora, queerness, and her millennial love for pop culture. She is the winner of the 2018 Hugh Holton Award, the 2018 Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award, the 2017 William F. Deeck-Malice Domestic Grant for Unpublished Writers, and the 2016 Mystery Writers of America/Helen McCloy scholarship. She’s also a 2017 Pitch Wars alum and 2018-2019 mentor. 


May 21, 2022
2:00 pm
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