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YA & Tween Author Visit

YA & Tween Author Visit

Posted June 21, 2015

Teens and tweens can kick off summer reading this year by attending a panel of five young adult and tween authors at the East Brunswick Public Library on Monday, June 22nd at 7 p.m.

Meet authors Jennifer Salvato Doktorski, Yvonne Ventresca, Crissa-Jean Chappell, Jennifer Ann Mann, and Russel Like.  They will discuss their books, the life of an author—and they want to hear questions from the very audience for which they write.  The event will be followed by a book signing, with copies available for purchase. Every attendee will be entered into the chance to win great giveaways.

This event is open to teens and tweens in grades 4 and up.

Jennifer Salvato Doktorski is the author of the YA novels, How My Summer Went Up in Flames (Simon Pulse 2013); Famous Last Words (Henry Holt and Co., 2013); which was named a Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year; and The Summer After You and Me (Sourcebooks Fire, May 2015).

Jennifer Mann is the author of “The Sunny Sweet Series,” a humorous and quirky set of middle grade stories published by Bloomsbury Children’s USA. Her next effort—SCAR—is a historical fiction novel set during the Revolutionary War to be published by Boyds Mills Press/Calkins Creek in 2016. Jennifer’s short stories have been published by Highlights for Children, where she won the Highlights for Children 2007 Fiction Contest.

Yvonne Ventresca is the author of Pandemic (Sky Pony, 2014), Avril Lavigne (Lucent Books, 2007), and Publishing (Lucent Books, 2005). She has written instructional video scripts about technology, numerous articles for children and adults, a nonfiction book for teens about careers in publishing, and a biography for teens about the singer Avril Lavigne.

Crissa-Jean Chappell was born in Miami, Florida and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. Her debut YA novel, Total Constant Order (HarperTeen) is a NYPL Book For The Teen Age and a VOYA Perfect Ten. Chappell's second novel, NARC (Flux Books) was recently optioned for film. More than Good Enough (Flux Books) is her most recent novel. A two-time winner of the Florida Book Award for young adult literature, she is also a professor of creative writing and cinema studies.

Russel Like is the author of After The Blue, A Bowl Of Fruit, and A Whale In The Woods.  Russel is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Russel’s first book, After The Blue, has been used to teach satire in a number of middle schools and high schools in the U.S. and Canada.

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