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.
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A note of caution: this book will ensnare your life and you won’t be able to put it down until the final, anxiety-filled page is turned. On the surface, this is a pretty straightforward mystery: A supermodel with a troubled past is deemed by the police to have committed suicide when her body is found on the ground below the balcony of her posh London flat. But her brother thinks something more sinister is at play and enlists the help of private detective Cormoran Strike. But this book is anything but straightforward. Strike, a paraplegic war veteran investigates every claim with the precision he learned in the military. He also has a troubled past… his late mother lead a life riddled with addiction and adversity. And as Strike delves further into the life of the troubled model, his own past demons and memories color his investigation. Not only is this mystery masterfully written, plotted out, and riveting, it speaks authentically to a multitude of issues like how society judges women who lead unconventional lives, psychological trauma, and the trials and intricacies of family. (Also, this book was actually written by J.K. Rowling under a pseudonym). - Linnea