THIS WEEK IN SEPTEMBER

  1. Tuesday Oct 4 KRISTEN SIMMONS DEBUTS YA NOVEL TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4; 7 PM KRISTEN SIMMONS, author of young adult novels which include Article 5, Breaking Point, Three, and The Glass Arrow, will introduce her new gripping YA novel, Metaltown. It is a tale of young people working under...
  2. Friday Oct 7 LAURIE HALSE ANDERSON DEBUTS NEW CHILDREN'S BOOK FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7; 7 PM LAURIE HALSE ANDERSON will introduce her new middle grade novel, ASHES, the conclusion to her award-winning Seeds of America trilogy. The other books in the series are Chain and Forge. As the Revolutionary War rages...
  3. Saturday Oct 8 DAVID SIBLEY DEBUTS 2 NEW BIRD BOOKS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8; 2 PM Renowned birding expert DAVID SIBLEY will discuss his two newly updated and revised bird guides: Sibley Birds East and Sibley Birds West. Preceding David's talk, at 1:30 pm, TOM HISSONG, Education Coordinator for Aullwood Audubon...
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KRISTEN SIMMONS DEBUTS YA NOVEL

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4; 7 PM

KRISTEN SIMMONS, author of young adult novels which include Article 5, Breaking Point, Three, and The Glass Arrow, will introduce her new gripping YA novel, Metaltown. It is a tale of young people working under miserable conditions who take a stand – and press back – towards a better life. Best friends Colin and Ty live one day at a time working long, grueling hours for pennies at the Small Parts factory, attaching fuses to bombs and manufacturing weapons. When they are worked to the bone, they seek shelter where they can find it, and do it all over again the next day. Something dramatic happens and they see a chance to transform their lives. TOR BOOKS

The author presents a fascinating and frightening vision of a near-future with a thought-provoking take on political issues. She has a master’s degree in social work and is an advocate for mental health. She lives with her husband in Cincinnati.

Two other young adult author friends of Kristen Simmons will also be at the event; Mindee Arnett and Natalie Richards. Mindee has written The Midnight Affair series, Polaris and Avalon. Natalie has written One Was Lost, My Secret to Tell, and Six Months Later. They will be happy to discuss and sign their books also.

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