A collection of local young adult authors will talk about their books and the writing life from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 6, at the inaugural Chenery Winter Book Fair and Author Festival.
Those attending will be able to purchase the author's books and have them signed which are great gifts for the holidays. All sales benefit the Chenery Middle School Library which does not have a book budget and relies on two book fairs to raise funds to purchase new books.
The authors attending the festival are:
Chenery Author-in-Residence Julie Berry grew up on a farm in western New York as the youngest of a family of seven book-loving kids. She writes books such as Secondhand Charm and The Rat Brian Fiasco for young readers and teaches writing to schools nationwide. This year she’s working with Chenery’s fifth grade classes to teach writing, revision, and book blogging throughout the year.
Belmont's own Diana Renn writes contemporary mysteries for young adults. Tokyo Heist is her first novel, and her next two Young Adult mysteries will also feature globetrotting sleuths and international intrigue.
Erin Dionne writes funny books that feature models, cookies, Shakespeare, crazy families, music, marching band, and the trials of middle school.
Erin E. Moulton is the author of Flutter, Tracing Stars and two forthcoming novels. She likes to read, carve pumpkins, eat pomegranate seeds and learn new things.
Jack D. Ferraiolo is the author of the Edgar Award nominee The Big Splash, which the New York Times called “entertaining and thrilling” and Publishers Weekly called “ingenious junior high noir.” His second book, Sidekicks, received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and was named one of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Kids 2011.