Let's Talk Tween! Four Middle Grade Fiction Authors Read and Talk Books
Event: Let's Talk Tween! Four Middle Grade Fiction Authors Read and Talk Books
Time: Sunday, November 2nd, Noon to 2:00pm
Location: Pegasus Books On Solano
Pegasus Books Solano hosts a reading and moderated discussion with four middle grade novelists. Featuring authors Esther Ehrlich (Nest), Mike Jung (Geeks, Girls and Secret Identites), Heather Mackey (Dreamwood) and Anne Nesbet (A Box of Gargoyles and A Cabinet of Earths). Readers of all ages are welcome to attend this noontime event.
Refreshments served. Wheelchair accessible. This event is free.
About Esther Ehrlich:
Esther Ehrlich is the youngest of four children. When growing up, she loved books, especially the sad but ultimately hopeful ones where kids took matters into their own hands and made things happen. Esther Ehrlich is the author of Nest, (named an Amazon Best Book of the Month) her debut novel from Random House. Esther was born and raised in Boston, graduated from Vassar College, and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.
Praise for Esther Ehrlich's Nest:
"A poignant, insightful story of family crisis and the healing power of friendship." -Kirkus, Starred Review
"A remarkable work. Esther Ehrlich’s characters stand out so real and true: Chirp’s friendship with Joey is tender and moving, and truly unforgettable. One can see Cape Cod and feel Chirp’s love for the birds wheeling overhead. I wanted this story to go on and on. What a brilliant future this author has. I can’t wait to read her next book." -Patricia Reilly Giff, two-time Newbery Honor-winning author
About Mike Jung:
Mike Jung plays the ukulele, but not that well. He is an active blogger, parent, and member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and lives in Oakland, CA. His debut novel, Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities, was published in 2012. He also has an essay in the Dear Teen Me anthology, and the Break These Rules anthology.
Praise for Mike Jung's Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities:
"A super funny, super fast-paced, super debut!" -Scholastic Books
"This is a superhero story for people who’ve read too many superhero stories. This is a genuinely new sort of superhero story, and it will surprise even people who are tired of sound effects and capital letters." -Kirkus Reviews
About Heather Mackey:
Heather Mackey is a writer and editor with two kids, a lot of household disorder, many books, a mischievous dog, and a lovely husband. Heather was born in Berkeley, grew up in Tucson, and now resides in Berkeley again. Dreamwood, a middle-grade fantasy, is her first book, and was named one of the best books of 2013 by Common Sense Media. It was also included in the Summer 2013 Reading Preview from the LA Times.
Praise for Heather Mackey's Dreamwood:
“A stunning debut with equal parts originality and heart.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
“Vivid desciptions … capture the imagination at every turn. Dialogue and perilous situations nudge the story along at a steady clip, with the second half a breathless page turner.” —School Library Journal
About Anne Nesbet:
Anne writes books for young people – well, to be honest, she writes stories she would want to read herself, and she is younger than the average dragon, but older than most poodles. Anne currently resides in the East Bay, has a beautiful dog, and loves strange music. She is also the author of The Cabinet of Earths (on the Chicago Public Library’s “Best of the Best” list, the 2013 Bankstreet Best Children’s Books of the Year list, and a 2012 Cybils award finalist), and A Box of Gargoyles.
Praise for Anne Nesbet's A Box of Gargoyles:
"A flavorful mille-feuille with equally tasty layers of dark magic, light comedy and salty determination.” -Kirkus, Starred Review "All elements of her story fairly quiver with life.” -Horn Book