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Pop Madness

Popular Culture Celebration at the San Antonio Public Library

Nowhere Bookstore

Founded by bestselling author, Jenny Lawson (AKA The Bloggess), Nowhere Bookshop is a new independent bookstore now open at 5154 Broadway in San Antonio, Texas. Featuring new books, author events, unique gifts, and a coffee, wine and beer bar, Nowhere Bookshop aims to be a space for folks to gather to share their passion for the written word. 

Nowhere Bookshop's name is inspired by that feeling you get when lost in a good book. According to Jenny: "Growing up I spent more time in the land of books than I did in real life. I lived in those neverlands that you can only visit in stories. The places you grew up in that never actually existed. The ones you got lost in and the ones you found yourself in. Those strange countries that are real and important, in spite of the fact that they exist nowhere at all but inside you." 

2024 Authors & Artists



SAMANTHA M. CLARK is the award-winning author of The Boy, The Boat and The Beast and Arrow (both published by Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster) and American Horse Tales: Hollywood (Penguin Workshop/Penguin Random House), as well as the Gemstone Dragons chapter book series (Bloomsbury). She lives with her husband and two funny dogs in Austin, Texas, and helps other writers through her Your Writing Mentor newsletter. Sign up for news and giveaways at Follow her on BlueSky @samanthamclark, Twitter @samclarkwrites, Instagram @samanthamclarkbooks, Facebook at SamanthaMClarkAuthor, and Pinterest at SamClarkWrites.



JOHNNY COMPTON is the author of short stories that have appeared in PseudopodStrange HorizonsThe No Sleep Podcast and many other markets. He is a Horror Writers Association member and creator and host of the podcast Healthy Fears which covers how our fears are explored through horror fiction. The Spite House is his first novel. Check out his website.


XAVIER GARZA has authored/illustrated seven books. Creepy Creatures and other Cucuys, Lucha Libre: The Man in the Silver Mask, Juan and the Chupacabras, Charro Claus and the Tejas Kid, Zulema and the Witch Owl, Kid Cyclone fights the Devil and other Stories, Maximilian and the Mystery of the Guardian Angel: A Lucha Libre Thriller and Maximilian and the Bingo Rematch.
His books have received awards and recognitions including three Tejas Star Book Awards, Pura Belpre Honor Book Award, the NAACS Tejas Foco Young Adult Award among others. 
Born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, Xavier Garza has made San Antonio his home since August of 2000. You can find him on Facebook.


EHIGBOR OKOSUN (Eh-hee-bor Oh-koh-soon), or just Ehi, is the #1 Sunday Times Bestselling author of Forged By Blood, the first in a Nigerian mythology epic fantasy duology. Raised across four continents, she now resides in the Southern United States, where she writes speculative fiction, mystery thrillers, and contemporary novels for adult and YA audiences. She writes in hopes of doing justice to the myths and traditions she grew up steeped in, and to honor her large, multiracial and multiethnic family. She is a graduate of the University of Texas with degrees in Plan II Honors, Neurolinguistics, and English, as well as Chemistry and Pre-Medical studies and is a Cynthia Leitich Smith Mentorship Award finalist. When she’s not reading, you can catch her bullet journalling, gaming, baking, singing, doing yoga and spending time with her loved ones. At the moment, she is hard at work on the Forged By Blood sequel which publishes in September 2024. You can visit her website at


RAY SCARBOROUGH also known as Ray Tattooed Boy, is an artist and print maker based in San Antonio, Texas. The city and its people have been a constant source of inspiration for him, and you can see the influence of his hometown in his art. Ray has been working as a professional artist since 2005 and has had the privilege of working with a variety of bands, organizations, companies, and political leaders and activists. If you have any questions, projects, collaborations, or just want to say hello, feel free to reach out to him on his website


USAGI WASABI is an illustrator from Houston, Texas. She has a passion for nature and animals, both of which are prevalent in her intricate illustrations. Usagi Wasabi creates lush imaginative worlds full of meaningful details - each piece has a unique story to tell.

Her latest projects include designing and painting local utility boxes in Houston as part of the Mini Murals project to help beautify the city and promote positive energy and appreciation for local wildlife. Visit her site.


WES HARTMAN is an award winning comic book colorist (2010 BD Price Audience Award for best color),  and a small press comic book creator and editor.  He has spent the last 15+ years working with the biggest and best talent at Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Aspen, Dynamite, etc. and has had his work featured in TV, film, and video games as well.  He can mostly be found chained to his desk being viciously whipped by the evil taskmaster called "Deadlines." You can find his work at