Authors Van Draanen and Parsons at OUAT

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Once Upon A Time bookstore welcomes Wendelin Van Draanen, an award-winning author of more than 30 books for children and young adults including “Flipped,” which became a 2010 Warner Bros. feature film, and the Sammy Keyes mystery series that is now 18 books strong.

Also stopping by at OUAT is Mark Huntley Parsons, a long-time non-fiction writer, and author of “Road Rash,” a band-on-the-road YA adventure.

The pair are part of a Road Trip Tour focusing on independent bookstores across the USA. They’ll be at OUAT tonight, Thursday, April 3, at 7 p.m.

This event is for kids, teens, adults; readers, writers, dreamers. Van Draanen and Parsons will discuss books, writing and how they survive sharing an office. They will also share how they juggled full-time jobs and raising children as they worked toward publication.

“Everyone has a dream. We want to remind people that they can come true.”

Once Upon A Time bookstore is located at 2207 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose.