Double Debut YA Author Discussion
Get ready for a thrilling pirate adventure and a moving book on grief.
Come meet the lovely Tricia Levenseller, author of The Daughter of the Pirate King and Sonia Belasco, author of Speak of Me as I Am.
Make sure to come in your best pirate costume as there may be treasure for the best dressed.
"Jack Sparrow move over, there is a new captain at sea! With wit, daring, strength, and a few tricks up her sleeve, Alosa is everything a pirate should be and more. Her confidence is amazing and is sure to win over fans of Sarah J. Maas and Laini Taylor." - Reviewed by Jessica
When she’s not writing or reading, Tricia Levenseller enjoys putting together jigsaw puzzles, playing volleyball, and watching her favorite TV shows while eating extra-buttered popcorn.
Sonia Belasco has spent much of her professional life working with teenagers as a mentor, tutor, and therapist, and she if often inspired by their passion, creativity and strength.
For fantasy fans who want a more historical tale, or historical fiction buffs who want something a little more fantastical this genre-bending book is the perfect choice! It follows Lee Westfall, a young woman living in 19th century Georgia who has a secret: she is a gold diviner. When tragedy strikes her family, her only option for escape and opportunity seems to be joining a wagon trail west to strike it rich in California’s gold rush. But the journey is more harrowing than she can imagine… she must disguise herself as a boy and face all manner of tribulations on the trail. This book is incredibly engrossing… not only is the story suspenseful, but the characters and fantastical elements are portrayed in such an intimate way it feels almost like reading real history.