Thursday, February 28, 2013

Hell is what you make of it!

Young adult author, Sarah Fine, rocked our first ever Skype author visit! Live from Franklin, MA we "met" Sarah Fine, author of SANCTUM (Guards of the Shadowlands, Book 1). She read a chapter of her debut novel, followed by a question and-answer period from our 11th and 12th grade students. Fine discussed how she started writing and her writing habits. She also touched on publishing and her favorite books and authors. The students asked about how her work as a clinical pyshologist has influenced her writing. Then we raffled off 8 books and swag (bracelets with the book's title and the tag line, "Hell is what you make of it").   This was an ELITE Event and was hosted by the National English Honor Society.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Our First SKYPE Author Visit!

Mepham will host its first ever Skype author visit with Sarah Fine on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 2:15 p.m. in the library. She is a child psychologist and an author of young adult fiction. Her debut YA novel SANCTUM (Guards of the Shadowlands, Book 1) was released by Marshall Cavendish Children's Books/Amazon Publishing on October 16, 2012. Her next YA sci-fi thriller SCAN (co-authored with Walter Jury), will be published in Fall 2013 by Putnam & Sons/Penguin. SANCTUM has received great reviews (four out of five stars on Goodreads). Here is a brief description from Follett, "When seventeen-year-old Lela Santo's best friend Nadia kills herself and a farewell ritual goes wrong, she finds herself standing in paradise. Determined to save the soul of her best friend, she enters hell and is captured by the Guards, enormous, not-quite-human creatures, whose leader Malachi has his own plans for Lela." We are so excited to host this up-and-coming author. The session will consist of a book reading, brief discussion, Q&A, and raffle all via SKYPE. We will be giving away four copies of her debut novel. This is an ELITE Event and is hosted by the National English Honor Society.

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