New York Times bestselling fantasy writer Garth Nix talks about his books Oct. 22 at Whatcom Middle School

New York Times bestselling author Garth Nix, one of the most talked-about-names in fantasy writing, will discuss his work at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Whatcom Middle School, 810 Halleck St.

Nix will talk about his popular “Old Kingdom” series, which has sold more than one million copies worldwide, inspired a generation of fantasy writers including Veronica Roth and Cassandra Clare, and earned him literary awards and legions of die-hard fans.

The free event is hosted by Village Books, the Whatcom Middle School PTSA, the Bellingham Public Library and the Whatcom County Library System.