Sunday, October 27, 2013

THE INSIDE STORY - Local Authors at Alamosa Books

Saturday, November 2 at 2:00 at Alamosa Books - Five New Mexico authors will be taking part in an international SCBWI event called The Inside Story.

Each author will talk for 7 minutes about the "Inside Story" behind his or her book -the inspiration - the people and circumstances that influenced the story. An audience Q & A will follow. There will be prizes, a chance to win an author phone call, and an opportunity to be in Lin Oliver's next book!

The Alamosa Authors are:

Uma Krishnaswami - The Problem With Being Slightly Heroic (Atheneum Books) ages 8 and up
The delicious sequel to the multiply starred The Grand Plan to Fix Everything, BFFs Dini and Maddie continue their dizzying journey to bring order to the chaotic life of the starriest star in all of Bollywood, Dolly Singh.

Lois Ruby - Rebel Spirits  (Scholastic) ages 10-15
A contemporary girl falls in love with the ghost of a Gettysburg Battle soldier. Nathaniel died during that battle, but not from enemy fire: he was murdered! And now, as they fall in love, he wants Lori to help him solve the mystery so his spirit can rest in peace. 

Lauren Bjorkman - Miss Fortune Cookie (Holt) ages 12 and up
Erin expresses her true self through her advice blog, Miss Fortune Cookie, until her ex-best friend takes her advice with disastrous results. Fate will come looking for you. Don't bother hiding.

Carolee Dean - Forget Me Not (Simon Pulse)  ages 14 and up
A verse novel exploring cyber bullying and teen suicide at a school where the dead never leave, but rather gravitate to locations around the school based on how they died - reminiscent of Dante's Purgatory.

Kimberley Griffiths Little - When the Butterflies Came (Scholastic) 8 -12
When dazzling butterflies begin to follow Tara around after Grammy Claires funeral and she's delivered a box of keys and letters, Tara knows that her grandmother has left her a final mystery to solve. On the beautiful islands of Chuuk, Tara discovers the most shocking truth of all.

Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 2 pm
Alamosa Books
    8810 Holly Ave. NE, Ste. D
   Albuquerque, NM 87122
   (505) 797-7101

For more information about The Inside Story, see the article in Publishers Weekly.

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