Meet and Greet Sarah Mlynowski for Best Wishes!

Meet-and-Greet Sarah Mlynowski on Mon. 11/13 at 4:30 pm. Best for ages 9+. Best Wishes: Time After Time.

Pass the magic on!

Grab your best friend to meet bestselling author Sarah Mlynowski for the newest book in her Best Wishes series, Time After Time co-written with Christina Soontornvat. This enchanting multi-author series is like American Girl with magic for readers ages 9+. 

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About Time After Time:

Best Wishes 3: Time After Time book cover. A girl with long straight black hair looks down excitedly at a gold clock glowing in between her hands. Around her are blue and purple crystals on pedestals like a museum.

In this book, written by bestselling author Sarah Mlynowski and three-time Newbery Honor recipient Christina Soontornvat, the magic bracelet comes to a girl in Texas, who ends up in a Groundhog Day-style time loop.

Lucy Usathorn of Fort Worth, Texas is super excited for her class trip to the Natural History Museum, where her dad works. Sure, Ms. Brock, the strict school librarian who happens to be dating Lucy's dad (awkward) is chaperoning, but it'll still be the best day ever, right?

Wrong! Lucy has to watch in shock and humiliation as her dad proposes to Ms. Brock. Lucy is distraught. If only she could do this whole day over from scratch . . .

Enter the magic bracelet. It arrives in the mail, with a long letter from Addie, a girl in Columbus, Ohio, who had the bracelet last time. The bracelet grants wishes, and Lucy knows just what to wish for: a do-over day, where she'll fix everything and most importantly, prevent her dad from proposing to Ms. Brock.

The wish comes true--but not quite as Lucy expected. Her day keeps repeating over and over, and things keep getting worse in unique (and hilarious) ways. With the help of her new long-distance friends, Addie and Becca, will Lucy be able to figure her way out of this time loop . . .before it's too late?

About the author:

Sarah Mlynowski author photo. A white woman with wavy black hair wearing a pink shirt smiling up at the camera.

Sarah Mlynowski is the New York Times bestselling author of the Whatever After series, the Magic in Manhattan series, Best WishesGimme a Call, and a bunch of other books for teens and tweens, including the Upside-Down Magic series, which she cowrites with Lauren Myracle and Emily Jenkins and which was adapted into a movie for the Disney Channel. Originally from Montreal, Sarah now lives in Los Angeles with her family. Visit Sarah online at and find her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter at @sarahmlynowski.

Photo credit: Heather Waraska


Monday, November 13, 2023 - 4:30pm
Event address: 
Once Upon A Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020

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