You’re invited to a book launch party for junior high teacher Krissi Dallas and her newest teen fantasy adventure book, Firetrap! While it’s been seven years since her fourth book, Watermark, released, it’s only been a year for the characters of the Phantom Island series. In Firetrap, neither Whitnee nor Gabriel is prepared for—or happy about—the moment their two worlds collide again. Prophecies unravel, friendships are challenged, and attraction ignites as the dark underbelly of the White Island reveals itself in this long-awaited fifth installment of the Phantom Island series.
Attendees will get to discover their Phantom Island tribe and meet special guests Gabriella Graves (teenage actress who plays “Delaware” on the Disney Channel show Coop and Cami Ask the World), Jill Cox (author of The Bridge young adult romance series), and Sandra Fernandez Rhoads (author of The Colliding Line teen urban fantasy duology). In Dallas, there will be a teen discussion panel featuring some of UME Prep’s own budding novelists who read an advanced copy of Firetrap and have some things to say! The UME Prep Secondary Book Fair, sponsored by PAC, will also be open in Dallas for families to shop around, find other books to fall in love with, and support our school.There will be a second Firetrap Release Party in Burleson, TX on Friday, November 20!
These are free public events, but due to social distancing protocols, space is limited. In-person tickets and book purchases must be reserved in advance at ThunderflyProductions.com. You can also order autographed books for shipping after the 19th for anyone who cannot attend in person.
Masks or face shields will be required of all who attend.
The events will also be live-streamed on the official Krissi Dallas Facebook page and Instagram. Even if you can’t attend in person, we hope you will join online where you can enter to win special giveaways throughout the evening!
Meet Gabriella Graves: Known to her friends as Gabi, Gabriella Graves is a Texas born actor. She began acting professionally at the age of 9 when her family made the exciting choice to move to California to pursue her career. Gabi has been blessed with work from the moment she arrived in Hollywood. She can currently be heard on animated shows such as Spirit Riding Free, Costume Quest and Sophia the First. Gabriella also has a recurring role as Delaware, the quirky best friend, on Disney Channel’s Coop and Cami Ask the World. When she’s not working, Gabi’s passions are music, TaeKwonDo and reading. Gabi is an avid book lover and self-proclaimed fan of Krissi Dallas’s Phantom Island series! Gabriella and her family have formed a non-profit called I Am Courageous which creates uplifting music to donate to seriously ill children across the country. Find out more at IAmCourageous.net.
Meet Jill Cox: Jill studied French language and literature so she could move to Paris, and then taught high school French so she could convince others to join in on the fun. A native Texan, Jill spends her days drinking more coffee than necessary and her free time writing stories about the people and places she loves best. You can find her online at jillcoxbooks.com.
Meet Sandra Fernandez Rhoads: Sandra is the author of Mortal Sight. She is a Cuban-Colombian living in Dallas, Texas with her husband and four children. She has a deep love for the artist community, and is an active part of Art House Dallas and the Fort Worth Writer’s group. She holds an M.A. in English with a focus on John Milton and has an insatiable love for coffee, laughter, and adventure. And dinosaurs.