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Author Event – Eva Chen & Derek Desierto – St. Louis County Library
October 30, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Instagram superstar and author Eva Chen and illustrator Derek Desierto present a picture book that’s equal parts fashion fairy tale and guide to girl power. It’s school picture day and Juno Valentine is having a fashion emergency! In an epic chase through time, June gets some help from female icons like Simone Biles, Audrey Hepburn, Annie Oakley, and Michelle Obama. Along the way, she discovers the self-confidence she needs to express herself in her own magical way. Eva Chen is the Director of Fashion Partnerships for Instagram and the former editor-in-chief at Lucky Magazine.
Presented by the Reading Garden Event Series.
Books will be available for purchase at the event from The Novel Neighbor. A book purchase will be required at the event to enter the signing line. Order “Juno Valentine and the Fantastic Fashion Adventure” now HERE
Eva Chen is a first-generation Chinese-American who grew up in New York City. She blames her deviation from pre-med at Johns Hopkins University on a love of fashion and beauty instilled in her by her mother, whose perfect bob and lipstick made a permanent imprint on her impressionable young mind. Previously the editor in chief of Lucky, Eva has also written for ELLE, Vogue, Teen Vogue,Vogue China, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. She is currently the head of fashion partnerships at Instagram, where she is guilty of the occasional duck-face selfie. Eva lives in New York City with her husband and two children. She is the author of Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes, A Is for Awesome, and Juno Valentine and the Fantastic Fashion Adventure.
Derek Desierto, illustrator of Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes, is a Vancouver-based illustrator, designer, and overall nice guy from a nice family. His animation work has been recognized by the Ottawa International Animation Festival, the National Cartoonist Society, and 9 Story Media Group. Currently, he is living the dream as a freelance artist for animated TV shows and picture books. His ultimate goal in life is to meet Oprah and become one of her Favorite Things.