February 28, 2013
CONTACT: Georgia Beaverson
Thursday, February 28, 7 p.m., Madison
Hosted by: The Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Wisconsin
Time: 7 – 8:45 p.m.
When: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Where: Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. Highpoint Road, Madison
Please join us in welcoming YA author Cynthia Leitich Smith, who will briefly update readers on her new releases, FERAL NIGHTS (Book One in the Feral series) and ETERNAL: ZACHARY'S STORY, a graphic novel illustrated by Ming Doyle (Tantalize series). She will then open a discussion on writing fantasy and series, writing across age divisions, the ever-changing YA market, web platforms and promotion, craft and career reinvention, the writing community, and taking ownership of your success. Joining her for this part of the evening will be Madison’s own E.M. Kokie, author of PERSONAL EFFECTS (Candlewick 2012). So bring your questions, please. We’ll end with refreshments and giveaways.
Cynthia Leitich Smith is the New York Times and Publishers Weekly best-selling author of the TANTALIZE series and FERAL series. Her award-winning books for younger children include JINGLE DANCER, INDIAN SHOES, RAIN IS NOT MY INDIAN NAME (all HarperCollins) and HOLLER LOUDLY (Dutton).
Her website at www.cynthialeitichsmith.com was named one of the top 10 Writer Sites on the Internet by Writer's Digest and an ALA Great Website for Kids. Her Cynsations blog at cynthialeitichsmith.blogspot.com/ was listed among the top two read by the children's/YA publishing community in the SCBWI "To Market" column