In Person Event with James Ponti in conversation with Stuart Gibbs



Come and join us for this exciting event with James Ponti in conversation with Stuart Gibbs at the Rollins College Bush Auditorium for an in-person signing to celebrate the release of City Spies: Mission Manhattan.

This event is free for all to attend, but RSVPs are encouraged. You can let us know you're coming by registering for one of our three ticket options.

1) General Admission (GA) - Free - Includes entry into the event. Book is NOT included. THERE ARE A LIMITED NUMBER OF FREE TICKETS.

2) General Admission (GA) - Book Bundle - Each Book Bundle ticket includes entry into the event, a hardcover copy of City Spies: Mission Manhattan at 20% off.

All copies of City Spies: Mission Manhattan to be signed at the event need to be purchased through Writer's Block Bookstore.


In this fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling series from Edgar Award winner James Ponti, the young group of spies take on New York City in another international adventure perfect for fans of Spy School and Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls.

The City Spies head to the Big Apple when a credible threat is made to a young climate activist who is scheduled to speak in front of the upcoming United Nations General Assembly. With Rio acting as alpha and a new member in their ranks, the team’s mission to protect a fellow teen takes them on an exciting adventure in, around, and even under the greatest city in the world as they follow leads to the outer boroughs, the UN Headquarters, and even the usually off-limits stacks that extend deep under the main branch of the New York Public Library.


James Ponti is the New York Times bestselling author of three middle grade book series: the all-new City Spies, about an unlikely squad of five kids from around the world who form an elite MI6 Spy Team; the Edgar Award-winning Framed! series, about a pair of tweens who solve mysteries in Washington, DC; and the Dead City trilogy, about a secret society that polices the undead living beneath Manhattan. His books have appeared on more than fifteen different state award lists, and he is the founder of a writers group known as the Renegades of Middle Grade. James is also an Emmy-nominated television writer and producer who has worked for many networks including Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, PBS, History, and Spike TV, as well as NBC Sports. He lives with his family in Orlando, Florida. Find out more at



Stuart Gibbs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Charlie Thorne series, FunJungle series, Moon Base Alpha series, Once Upon a Tim series, and Spy School series. He has written screenplays, worked on a whole bunch of animated films, developed TV shows, been a newspaper columnist, and researched capybaras (the world's largest rodents). Stuart lives with his family in Los Angeles. You can learn more about what he's up to at


Event date: 
Saturday, February 10, 2024 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
1000 Holt Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789
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