April 7, 2018, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Avid Bookshop, 493 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601, USA
Avid Bookshop presents an all-women Young Adult author panel! This event will take place on Saturday, April 7 from 6-7pm at our Prince Avenue location. Come hear 3 YA authors, Laura Silverman, Rachael Allen, and Lauren Karcz, talk about their most recent works, as well as what it means to be a female writer of YA.
ABOUT THE BOOKS:
In GIRL OUT OF WATER by Laura Silverman, Anise can't wait to spend the summer before her senior year surfing and hanging out on the beach with friends. But when her aunt, a single mother, is in a serious car accident, Anise must say goodbye to California, and hello to landlocked Nebraska to help care for her three young cousins.
There, she meets Lincoln, a charismatic, one-armed skater who challenges her to swap her surfboard for a skateboard. Because sometimes the only way to find your footing is to let go.
You can buy a copy of GIRL OUT OF WATER here: http://www.avidbookshop.com/book/9781492646860
A TAXONOMY OF LOVE is a book about two friends. The moment Spencer meets Hope the summer before seventh grade, it's . . . something at first sight. He knows she's special, possibly even magical. The pair become fast friends, climbing trees and planning world travels. After years of being outshone by his older brother and teased because of his Tourette syndrome, Spencer finally feels like he belongs. But as Hope and Spencer get older and life gets messier, the clear label of "friend" gets messier, too.
You can buy a copy of A TAXONOMY OF LOVE here: http://www.avidbookshop.com/book/9781419725418
A GALLERY OF UNFINISHED GIRLS is about Mercedes Moreno, an artist. At least, she thinks she could be, even though she hasn't been able to paint anything worthwhile in the past year.
Her lack of inspiration might be because her abuela is in a coma. Or the fact that Mercedes is in love with her best friend, Victoria, but is too afraid to admit her true feelings.
Despite Mercedes's creative block, art starts to show up in unexpected ways. A piano appears on her front lawn one morning, and a mysterious new neighbor invites Mercedes to paint with her at the Red Mangrove Estate.
At the Estate, Mercedes can create in ways she hasn't ever before. But Mercedes can't take anything out of the Estate, including her new-found clarity. Mercedes can't live both lives forever, and ultimately she must choose between this perfect world of art and truth and a much messier reality.
You can buy a copy of THE GALLERY OF UNFINISHED GIRLS here: http://www.avidbookshop.com/book/9780062467775
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Laura Silverman is an author and editor. She earned her MFA in Writing for Children at the New School and lives in Atlanta, Georgia. GIRL OUT OF WATER is her first novel. You can follow her on Twitter at @LJSilverman1.
Rachael Allen is a mad scientist by day and YA writer by night. Author of 17 FIRST KISSES and THE REVENGE PLAYBOOK, she lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, two children, and a dire wolf. She loves homemade peach ice cream, having adventures all over the world, and stories that make her feel like she's been poured inside another person.
Lauren Karcz is a fan of new books, old dogs, long sentences, Broadway shows, adverbs, and wandering art museums. She's a professional language nerd, having worked as an ESL teacher, a language test developer, and now as a writer. Lauren lives with her family in Atlanta. THE GALLERY OF UNFINISHED GIRLS is her debut novel.