joanna hathaway

Dark of the West


Code Name Verity meets The Winner’s Curse in this breathtaking tale of court intrigue, vengeance, murder, and love.

As a fighter pilot in his father’s army, Athan Dakar knows little of life beyond war. That is, until his mother is murdered, and he’s sent halfway across the world in a mission to overthrow the queen who killed her. Athan’s task is to ingratiate himself, undercover, with the royal children—and gain intel that could ruin their mother. Kind and quick-witted Princess Aurelia Isendare is not the villain he expects, however, and he soon finds himself falling for the girl he’s been tasked with spying upon. Aurelia feels the same attraction to Athan, all the while seeking to stop the war threatening to break. As diplomatic ties between their nations manage to just barely hold, the two teens struggle to remain loyal to their families and each other as they learn that war is not as black and white as they’ve been raised to believe.

Joanna Hathaway

Joanna Hathaway was born in Montréal and is an avid storyteller who was inspired to write after reading her great-grandfather’s memoirs of the First World War. A lifelong history buff, she now has shelves filled with biographies and historical accounts, and perhaps one too many books about pilots. She can often be found reading, traveling, or riding horses.
Her debut novel, Dark of the West, will be released February 5th, 2019 and is the first book in the Glass Alliance series.

Read more about Joanna on her website


Friday, October 19

12:00-12:45pmPanel Discussion – Fantastical Worlds and How to Build Them

Location: DSU 3023-25

Sometimes, this universe is just a little…boring. Meet the authors who are experts at creating worlds that are out of this one!

Along with these authors:
Michael Moreci
Maura Milan
Teri Polen
Julien Jamar
Olivia A. Cole

5:00-5:45pmPanel Discussion – Galactic Cupcakes

Location: Little Fox Bakery (314 E Main Ave)

Fantasy authors + fantastic treats? Probably couldn’t get any better. Come see the confectionary delights Little Fox Bakery has whipped up for the occasion while these authors discuss their books, writing habits, and favorite desserts.

Along with these authors:
Olivia A. Cole
Erin Summerill
Robyn Schneider
Maura Milan
Amanda Foody
Moderated by C. J. Redwine and Joanna Hathaway