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6-19 Book-Signing: Tracy Gilles’ Dystopian YA Novel “Universe”

June 19, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

DDR Books is thrilled to host seven authors with South Dakota ties for book signings this summer. Find the Calendar of Events on our website (ddrbooks.com), Twitter (@ddrbooks), Facebook (DDR Books), Instagram (DDR Books), and sign up for our email newsletter at ddrbooks@wat.midco.net.

Order your books in advance by calling us at 605.878.0418, emailing ddrbooks@wat.midco.net, or stopping in the store. Hours are M-F 10-5:30 & Sat 10-4. All events will take place at DDR Books, 7 S. Maple, Watertown.

The third featured author of the summer is Henry/Watertown native Tracy Gilles, who will be signing her newest publication, Universe, Sat., June 19, 2-3:30p.

In the future, the world is at peace, with the First World Black Female American President, Amelia Mirari, as acting World Leader. A comet has hit the rings of Saturn, allowing three moons to be released into space on a collision course with our planet. At about the same time, a new paranormal mystery affects two percent of the world population, bringing the world back into chaos.

Two abandoned sisters, Eliza and Lolita, through courage and by embracing their vulnerability, use their powerful loyalty and connection to survive. Befriending FBI Agents Andrew Koi and Aria Bloom leads the sisters on an unforeseen adventure of self-love and exploration into the unknown. Through newly-found support and encouragement, the sisters slowly become inspirations to each other and to the world, but is time running out? Will they unlock the keys to their interlinked abilities before it’s too late?

Tracy Gilles (who uses the penname Taylor Knight for her YA fiction) was born and raised in Henry and Watertown. She has lived in the Fargo-Moorhead Area since 1995 with her three children and husband after graduating from St. Cloud State University. Tracy is also a movie script writer; a self-publishing consultant; a children’s author under the penname TL York; and has her own podcast, “Keeping it Real with Taylor Knight,” on PodBean. She is currently editing her next book, Sinister: The List, and writing its sequel in the Sinister Series, Sinister: The Farm House.


Sat., JUNE 19          2-3:30p

TRACY GILLES                            Universe


Sat., JUNE 26          1-2:30p         

GREG REDLIN                           White Hawk


Wed., JUNE 30       7-9p

LILITA ZVEJNIEKS HARDES  Biruta’s Story: A Memoir of Home, War and Finding Refuge


Wed., JULY 7           7-9p

STEPHEN HEIDENREICH       Running to Win: Strategies to Triumph in Record Time


Sat., AUGUST 7      1-2:30p

PEN PEARSON                              Bloomsbury’s Late Rose

Be sure to check back after each signing for the details of the next event. DDR Books kindly asks that patrons wear a face mask for everyone’s safety, and social distancing will be implemented. All CDC recommendations will be followed. Refreshments will be provided.


June 19, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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