PHS Past Author Visits

Cecil Castellucci

February 16, 2018
In preparation for Ms. Castellucci's visit we completed a Word Search,  CrosswordCryptogram, and/or Cosplay Superhero Drawing for raffle ticket(s) and a chance to win Cecil Castellucci's new book Don't Cosplay with My Heart. The raffle drawing took place at the Author's Visit at lunch on Feb. 16 in Titan Center. Nidhi won the raffle.  Ms. Castellucci did not have time to finish answering all the questions posed by the audience at lunch, but she sent her answers.  Photos of the event and questions & answers follow.
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Scott Sigler 

May 2, 2017
Scott Sigler

Scott Sigler is the author of 15 novels, many of which have been serialized in audiobook form. Click here to listen to Alive, the first book in the Generations trilogy now available on YouTube.  Learn more about Scott Sigler by visiting his online home at

Mysterious Galaxy will be here for the author visit to sell Scott Sigler's books for autographing.  They will be available to students and staff at a 20% discount.
This author's visit has been arranged by two of our seniors, Jean Hirayama and Anna Smirnova.

Girls Gone SciFi Authors came to PHS March 20, 2015

Girls Gone SciFi Authors came to PHS March 20, 2015

Girls Gone SciFi Authors (from left to right):  Jessica Brody, Claudia Gray, Jessica Khoury and Melissa Landers

On Friday, March 20, 2015 we hosted 4 young adult science fiction authors.  They spoke to classes 4th period and then met with any interested students and staff in Titan Center at lunch.  In anticipation of their visit the library will hosted two contests: an online daily trivia contest and a coloring contest.  For more information about the authors see the web page Girls Gone SciFi (created and maintained by senior Shannon Shaffer).

Stephanie Diaz and Mitchell Sturhann

visits: 11/14/2014


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Melissa de la Cruz

Melissa de la CruzVisit: 4/15/ 2014
Melissa de la Cruz grew up in Manila, Philippines and moved to San Francisco with her family in 1985.  She graduated high school salutatorian from The Convent of the Sacred Heart. Ms de la Cruz went to Columbia University and graduated with a B.A. with majors  in art history and English (and minors in nightclubs and shopping!)

She has worked as a computer programmer, a journalist and fashion/beauty editor. She published her first article when she was 25. She has numerous NY Times bestsellers, both written for adults and young adults. 

Her young adult novels include:
  • The Au Pairs series
  • The Blue Bloods series
  • The Wolf Pact series
  • The Ashleys series
  • Frozen (1st in Heart of Dread series)
  • The Ring and the Crown (coming 4/1)
All of the information above was taken from The Official Website of Author, Melissa de la Cruz.  To find more about her visit it at

Sara Farizan 
visit: 10/25/2013
Sara Farizan

Talking with Sara Farizan
If You Could Be Mine

If you Could Be Mine

Kiersten White

Kiersten WhiteVisit: 4/4/2013 
Kiersten White's Blog
Kiersten White Interview about Mind Games from Book Blogging
Kiersten White Interview from Swoontini (3/7/2012)
Wouldn't You Like to Know Kiersten White VOYA Interview  (3/21/2012)
Kiersten White Paranormalcy YouTube Interview (7/20/2010)

Corsets & Clockwork


Mary E. Pearson 
visit: 3/29/2012

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