John Parke Davis

Married to Writing | Saturday, May 16, 11:50 - 12:40, Lexington Meeting Room A
From 9 to 99: Read Across the Ages | Sunday, May 17, 12:30 - 1:20, Lexington Meeting Room B
Genre(s) Fantasy Fiction Middle Grade

John Parke Davis is the author of The Map to Everywhere, a middle grade adventure series co-written with his wife, New York Times bestselling author Carrie Ryan. He is also a published author of short fiction and works as an Assistant Federal Defender in the Western District of North Carolina, representing impoverished defendants against the accusations of the government. He and his wife live in Charlotte, North Carolina, with their two ornery cats and one gullible dog.

Book Title: The Map to Everywhere

To Master Thief Fin, an orphan from the murky pirate world of the Khaznot Quay, the Map is the key to finding his mother. To suburban schoolgirl Marrill, it’s her only way home after getting stranded on the Pirate Stream, the magical waterway that connects every world in creation. With the help of a bumbling wizard and his crew, they must scour the many worlds of the Pirate Stream to gather the pieces of the Map to Everywhere–but they aren’t the only ones looking. A sinister figure is hot on their tail, and if they can’t beat his ghostly ship to find the Map, it could mean the destruction of everything they hold dear!