Visiting Author for Schools: Colleen Oakes

Colleen Oakes

Speaking fee is $150. 

Flexible dates. Please indicate your date and time (morning or afternoon) preference.

Colleen Oakes is the bestselling author of books for both teens and adults, including the Elly in Bloom series, and Wendy Darling saga. She lives in North Denver with her husband and son and surrounds herself with the most lovely family and friends imaginable. When not penning new books, Colleen can be found swimming, travelling, reading or advocating for adoption and literacy.

ABOUT THE BOOK: War of the Cards
Colleen Oakes's twisted reimagining of the Queen of Hearts origin story comes to a thrilling conclusion in War of the Cards. Dinah has lost everyone she ever loved. Her brother was brutally murdered. The wicked man she believed was her father betrayed her. Her loyal subjects have been devastated by war. And the boy she gave her heart to broke it completely. Now a dark queen has risen out of the ashes of her former life. Fury is blooming inside Dinah, poisoning her soul and twisting her mind. All she has left is Wonderland and her crown, and her obsession to fight for both. But the war rages on and Dinah could inherit a blood-stained throne. Can a leader filled with love and rage ever be the ruler her kingdom needs? Or will her all-consuming wrath bring Wonderland to its knees? This is not a story of happily ever after. This is the story of the Queen of Hearts.


Middle School and High School; grades 7-12

The more the better!

TBD. And a bottle of water.

#QueenOfHearts # WendyDarling #ColleenOakes #tatteredcover

Tattered Cover will design an order form that the school should distribute in advance of the author visit, and again on the day of the event to all student attendees. 

Link to share with students and their families to order Colleen's books: 

Please make sure anyone ordering online includes the name of your school in the Notes section of the order and if they'd like to pick up the book from you at the school. Please DO NOT give a book to someone who says they ordered online unless they have the printed confirmation. PLEASE KEEP THIS! You'll need to include these confirmations when returning the leftover books so you won't be charged for them! If they do ask you for a book without a confirmation, just email us the name of the student and parent's name and we can check. DEADLINE: Online orders with SCHOOL PICK UP will only be available for one week after the school visit. Orders placed after that time will need to be picked up at one of our locations, or shipped.

War of the Cards (Queen of Hearts #3) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062409799
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: HarperTeen - November 7th, 2017

Blood of Wonderland (Queen of Hearts #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062409775
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperTeen - October 10th, 2017

Queen of Hearts Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062409744
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperTeen - January 3rd, 2017

Wendy Darling: Vol 3: Shadow Cover Image
ISBN: 9781943006168
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sparkpress - July 18th, 2017

Wendy Darling: Volume 2: Seas Cover Image
ISBN: 9781940716886
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sparkpress - September 20th, 2016

Wendy Darling: Volume 1: Stars Cover Image
ISBN: 9781940716954
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sparkpress - October 13th, 2015

Elly in Love Cover Image
ISBN: 9781940716190
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sparkpress - June 24th, 2014

Elly in Bloom Cover Image
ISBN: 9781940716091
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sparkpress - May 19th, 2014