Get A Signed Copy of Robert Beatty's Willa of Dark Hollow

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Willa of Dark Hollow: An enchanting new story set in the Great Smoky Mountains from Asheville’s #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Serafina series. For ages 8 to 108, Dark Hollow is a stand-alone story that does not require reading any of the author’s previous books. Malaprop's is the exclusive source for Robert Beatty's signed/personalized books prior to and during the book’s launch. Please scroll down to order your book here as early as possible to give the author time to sign it prior to launch week.

We're thrilled to host the virtual launch for Willa of Dark Hollow on Tuesday, May 4, at 6 p.m. Robert Beatty will be in conversation with Alan Gratz (Ground Zero)!  The event is free and you can sign up to attend here. (We will also email the event link to everyone who pre-orders by May 4 at 4 PM.)  Robert Beatty will also sign/personalize hardcover editions of any of his backlist books (order below).  The deadline to order a signed/personalized copy is May 7, 2021. Some signed copies without personalization may be available after that date.

For personalization, use the order comments field to provide the first name of the recipient to whom the book should be autographed. If any specific note should be included, such as “Happy Birthday” or “Congratulations for graduating from 5th Grade!", please include that as well. 

SHIPPING WITHIN THE US:  Due to slow downs with the USPS and limited staff due to COVID-19, your book will ship around publication date but not arrive on publication date. Please know that we will work as deligiently as possible to get your books to you as quickly as we can.  Please also know that Media Mail does not have tracking or insurance and will take longer to arrive.  

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Robert Beatty is the author of the #1 New York Times best-selling Serafina series published by Disney-Hyperion, a spooky mystery-thriller about a brave and unusual girl who lives secretly in the basement of the grand Biltmore Estate, surrounded by the opulence of the Gilded Age and the rugged beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains.   Serafina and the Black Cloak, the first book, was a #1 New York Times best seller, and was on the list for more than 60 weeks, and won the prestigious 2016 Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize.  Willa of the Wood introduced a brand new heroine—a young forest girl with ancient magical powers who lives in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Robert Beatty lives in Asheville, North Carolina with his wife and three daughters, who help create and refine his stories. He loves to explore the historic Biltmore Estate and the darkened forest trails where his novels take place. He writes full-time now, but in his past lives, Beatty was one of the early pioneers of cloud computing, the founder/CEO of Plex Systems, the co-founder of Beatty Robotics, and the chairman/CTO of Narrative Magazine. In 2007, he was named an Entrepreneur of the Year.

Willa of Dark Hollow (Willa of the Wood) By Robert Beatty Cover Image
ISBN: 9781368007603
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 4th, 2021

Willa of the Wood (Willa of the Wood, Book 1) By Robert Beatty Cover Image
This book is currently on backorder. Please call or email for availability.
ISBN: 9781368005845
Published: Disney-Hyperion - July 10th, 2018

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Serafina and the Black Cloak (The Serafina Series Book 1) By Robert Beatty Cover Image
ISBN: 9781484709016
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - July 14th, 2015

Serafina and the Twisted Staff (The Serafina Series Book 2) By Robert Beatty Cover Image
ISBN: 9781484775035
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - July 12th, 2016

Serafina and the Splintered Heart (The Serafina Series Book 3) By Robert Beatty Cover Image
ISBN: 9781484775042
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - July 3rd, 2017

Serafina and the Seven Stars (The Serafina Series Book 4) By Robert Beatty Cover Image
ISBN: 9781368007597
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - July 9th, 2019