Tonight's event was a celebration of local middle grade and young adult authors: Swati Avasthi, Heather Bouwman, Geoff Herbach, Lynne Jonell, and Stephanie Watson. The event was put together by Stephanie Watson and held at The Fox Egg Gallery.
|Stephanie Watson welcoming guests to the Fox Egg Gallery.|
In honor of being almost Valentine's Day, the evening featured 'passionate' reading and lots of Valentine's treats.
Stephanie Watson (author of Elvis and Olive, Elvis and Olive: Super Detectives, and The Wee Hours) introduced each author.
First up was Geoff Herbach (author of Stupid Fast, Nothing Special, I'm With Stupid, and the upcoming Fat Boy vs. The Cheerleaders - out in May, and Addendum will be hosting the launch party!). Geoff read from the book he is currently working on, and it is hilarious (of course)!
Next up was Swati Avasthi, who read from her most recent book, Chasing Shadows (which has been nominated for the Minnesota Book Award!). Swati is also the author of the novel Split.
Heather Bouwman read next, from a new piece she is working on. Heather is the author of The Remarkable and Very True Story of Lucy and Snowcap.
We also heard an excerpt of Stephanie's next book, read by Geoff Herbach. It sounds incredible!
Lynne Jonell was the last reader of the evening. She read from her next book, The Cat Speaker, coming in spring of 2015 (can't wait!). She is also the author of Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat, Emmy and the Home for Troubled Girls, Emmy and the Rats in the Belfry, The Secret of Zoom, Hamster Magic, Lawn Mower Magic, and Grasshopper Magic, as well as a number of picture books.
We have signed copies of the authors' books available at Addendum!
Thank you to the Fox Egg Gallery for allowing us to use your wonderful space, to Stephanie Watson for asking us to be a part of the evening, and to all the authors who read tonight. Thank you, too, to the fans who braved the cold to come to this event!