In Person Book Signing Event with author James Ponti

Sat Feb 25 2023 at 02:00 pm to 04:00 pm

Calkins Library at Lake Highland | Orlando

Writer's Block Bookstore
Publisher/HostWriter's Block Bookstore
In Person Book Signing Event with author James Ponti
Come join us and meet author James Ponti as we celebrate the launch of his latest City Spies book, City of the Dead
About this Event

Come and join us as we host James Ponti in conversation with Jerry Craft for the release celebrating James's new City Spies book - City Of The Dead!

If you cannot attend the event but would like a signed copy, please , and add in the notes you would like a signed copy.


In this fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling series from Edgar Award winner James Ponti, the young group of spies go codebreaking in Cairo in another international adventure perfect for fans of Spy School and Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls.

Codename Kathmandu, better known as Kat, loves logic and order, has a favorite eight-digit number, and can spot a pattern from a mile away. So when a series of cyberattacks hits key locations in London while the spies are testing security for the British Museum, it’s clear that Kat’s skill for finding reason in what seems like randomness makes her the perfect candidate to lead the job.

And while the team follows the deciphered messages to Egypt and the ancient City of the Dead to discover who is behind the attacks and why, Kat soon realizes that there’s another layer to the mystery.

With more players, more clues, and involving higher levels of British Intelligence than ever before, this mission is one of the most complex that the group has faced to date. And it’s also going to bring about a change to the City Spies…


James Ponti is the New York Times bestselling author of three middle grade book series: the all-new City Spies, about an unlikely squad of five kids from around the world who form an elite MI6 Spy Team; the Edgar Award–winning Framed! series, about a pair of tweens who solve mysteries in Washington, DC; and the Dead City trilogy, about a secret society that polices the undead living beneath Manhattan. His books have appeared on more than fifteen different state award lists and he is the founder of a writers group known as the Renegades of Middle Grade. James is also an Emmy–nominated television writer and producer who has worked for many networks including Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, PBS, History, and Spike TV, as well as NBC Sports. He lives with his family in Orlando, Florida. Find out more at


"Ingeniously plotted, and a grin-inducing delight." - People

"Features a well-drawn cast of kids from around the world forming a chosen family with sibling-like dynamics. A page-turner suited to even the most reluctant readers." - Publishers Weekly


Jerry Craft is a graphic artist and writer. He is the author of New Kid (a Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Award, and Kirkus Prize winner) and Class Act. He has worked on numerous picture books, graphic novels, and middle grade novels. Jerry is the creator of Mama’s Boyz, an award-winning syndicated comic strip. He has won five African American Literary Awards, and he is a cofounder of the Schomburg Center’s Annual Black Comic Book Festival. He received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts and now lives in Connecticut.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Calkins Library at Lake Highland, 901 Highland Ave, Orlando, United States


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