Fantasy Adventure Author Jaleigh Johnson Booksigning

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Booksigning with Jaleigh Johnson, author of the award-winning Mark of the Dragonfly and The Secrets of Solace.

Books on Broad will host author Jaleigh Johnson, author of the award-winning and popular middle grade adventure novels Mark of the Dragonfly and The Secrets of Solace, on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Books on Broad is located at 944 Broad Street, Camden, S.C. 803-713-7323 M-S.

The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and autographing.

Praise for Mark of the Dragonfly “Heart, brains, and courage find a home in a steampunk fantasy worthy of a nod from Baum.” — Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

“A fantastic and original tale of adventure and magic...Piper is a heroine to fall in love with: smart, brave, kind, and mechanically inclined to boot.” — SLJ, Starred Review

Praise for The Secrets of Solace “Highly recommended for those who have finished with Harry and are too young for Katniss." — SLJ, Starred Review

“An engaging world rich in detail, mayhem, and adventure . . . All aboard for fantasy lovers with a dual penchant for girl power and keeping up with the Indiana Joneses.” — Kirkus Reviews

Mark of the Dragonfly: Piper has never seen the mark of the dragonfly until she finds the girl amid the wreckage of a caravan in the meteor fields. The girl doesn’t remember a thing about her life, but the intricate tattoo on her arm is proof that she’s from the Dragonfly Territories and that she’s protected by the king. The one sure way to the Territories is the 401, a great old beauty of a train. But a ticket costs more coin than Piper could make in a year. And stowing away is a difficult prospect—everyone knows that getting past the peculiar green-eyed boy who stands guard is nearly impossible. Life for Piper just tuned dangerous.


The Secrets of Solace: Lina Winterbock lives in the mountain strongholds of Solace. She’s an apprentice to the archivists, the wise men and women whose lives are dedicated to studying the objects that mysteriously fall from the sky in the scrap towns, but the Iron War has changed everything. The strongholds are now a refuge, and the people Lina once counted on no longer have time for her, so she spends her days exploring. The strongholds are vast and old with forgotten rooms and collapsed chambers. And in one of those forgotten chambers, Lina discovers a secret, a half-buried airship like nothing she has ever seen before. She’s determined to dig it out and restore it. But Lina needs help, and she doesn’t know anyone she can trust with her secret. Then she meets Ozben, a mysterious boy who has a secret of his own—a secret that’s so dangerous it could change the course of the Iron War and the world of Solace forever.

About the Author: Jaleigh Johnson is a New York Times bestselling fantasy novelist living and writing in the wilds of the Midwest. She has also written several novels and short stories for the Dungeons and Dragons Forgotten Realms fiction line. She is an avid gamer and lifelong geek, and in her spare time she also enjoys traveling, reading baking, and going to movies with her husband.

Books on Broad and Coffee is an independent book store and coffee shop located in downtown historic Camden proudly serving SC roasted King Bean coffee and offering a broad selection of new, used, and collectible books. Books on Broad is open Monday through Friday 7:30 am – 6 pm, and Saturday 7:30 am – 4 pm. Shop from the website 24/7 at


944 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020

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Free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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