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Monday, April 22 at 7PM
Join us for an evening with two wonderful debut authors who have written novels for young readers!
A. G. Howard
M. M. Vaughan
Two debut authors, one fabulous evening! Join us as we welcome A. G Howard, author of Splintered, her brand new retelling of Alice in Wonderland, and M. M. Vaughan, author of The Ability, the thrilling start to a middle grade series in which twelve year old Christopher discovers he has unusual power and abilities and is invited to attend the prestigious Myers Holt Academy. We love discovering new talent and tonight is a terrific opportunity to meet two authors just starting out!
About Splintered: This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now. When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on.
About The Ability: No one has any confidence in twelve-year-old Christopher Lane. But a mysterious visit from the Ministry of Education indicates that Chris might have some potential after all: He is invited to attend the prestigious Myers Holt Academy. When Christopher begins at his new school, he is astounded at what he can do. It seems that age twelve is a special time for the human brain, which is capable of remarkable feats—as also evidenced by Chris’s peers Ernest and Mortimer Genver, who, at the direction of their vengeful and manipulative mother, are testing the boundaries of the human mind. But all this experimentation has consequences, and Chris soon finds himself forced to face them—or his new life will be over before it can begin.
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