Susan Dennard is a marine biologist and Something Strange and Deadly is her debut novel. She was born in 1984 in Georgia and earned her B.A. degree in Fisheries and Statistics from University of Georgia. She went on to earn her Master's in Marine Biology at the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research. Her focus turned to writing and out of that came her trilogy that includes 'Something Strange and Deadly', 'A Darkness Strange and Lovely' and 'Strange and Ever After'. (Bowker Author Biography)
YA Fantasy Author Sarah J. Maas in conversation with Susan Dennard Sarah J. Maas’ New York Times and USA Today bestselling Throne of Glass series has captured readers all over the world. Maas’ debut novel, Throne of Glass, has been published in fifteen countries to great acclaim, including being named as a Kirkus Best Teen Book of 2012. The New York Times and USA Today bestselling sequel, Crown of Midnight, was released in 2013 and selected as one of the Top Ten YA Novels of 2013 by The Huffington Post. Now, the bestselling series reaches new heights in the third installment, Heir of Fire.
Sarah will be joined by Susan Dennard, celebrating the release of Strange and Ever After, the third book in the Something Strange and Deadly series. In her Susan Dennard weaves together vividly imagined scenes of action, adventure, and gorgeous Victorian fashion to create an entertaining steampunk tapestry of humor, horror, and romance.
Location: Street: 2820 Towne Center Blvd. City: Lansing, Province: Michigan Postal Code: 48912 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Join us for a triple threat YA author event with Sarah Maas, Erin Bowman, and Susan Dennard! Sarah Maas’s new book, Crown of Midnight, is the second in her Throne of Glass series. USA Today called its prequel, Throne of Glass, “a must-read for lovers of epic fantasy and fairy tales.” Erin Bowman’s novel, Taken, the first in a series set in a dystopian future, is compared to both Lois Lowry’s Giver and The Hunger Games series by School Library Journal. Darkness Strange and Lovely by Susan Dennard is the follow up to Something Strange and Deadly. In a review of the first book, Publishers Weekly praised the author, saying, “Blending historical fiction, horror, romance, and mystery, Dennard creates a roaring -- and addictive -- gothic world.”
Location: Street: 55 Haywood St City: Asheville, Province: North Carolina Postal Code: 28801 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
YOUNG AUTHORS GIVE BACK It’s four authors packed into one great night for a special Young Authors Give Back event presented by Anderson’s. This exciting evening features Kat Zhang (What’s Left of Me), Susan Dennard (Something Strange and Deadly), Erin Bowman (Taken), and Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass). Ready, willing and able to greet fans! And a bonus writing panel follows at 7:30. FRIDAY, JUNE 14 at 6:30 p.m. Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Additional: 123 W Jefferson Ave City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
About Young Authors Give Back Bus Tour: YAGB is comprised of four YA authors who started writing when they were young (Erin Bowman, Susan Dennard, Sarah J. Maas, and Kat Zhang), and decided to pay it forward on a multi-city tour, hosting free workshops for young aspiring writers, and attending book signings and discussion panels.
Location: Street: 2660 28th St SE City: Grand Rapids, Province: Michigan Postal Code: 49512-1619 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Mac's Backs and Lake Erie Ink will co-sponsor the Young Authors Give Back Tour on Friday, June 7th from 4-6 p.m at Lake Erie Ink, 2843 Washington Blvd. in the Coventry School Building.The event features four touring writers who will conduct writing workshops for aspiring young authors and then talk about their own careers. The writers will spend 1-2 hrs discussing craft, doing writing exercises and answering questions. Workshops will be open to registrants ages 13-22 (a little younger or a little older is ok) and space is limited. The workshops are free. Call or email Mac's or Lake Erie Ink to register.
The authors are all recently published and have been writing since their teens.
Erin Bowman, author of Taken, used to tell stories visually as a web designer. Now a full-time writer, she relies solely on words. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and when not writing she can often be found hiking, commenting on good typography, and obsessing over all things Harry Potter.
Susan Dennard is a reader, writer, lover of animals, and eater of cookies. She used to be a marine biologist, but now she writes novels–and not novels about fish, but novels about kick-butt heroines and swoon-worthy rogues. Her debut novel is Something Strange and Deadly. She lives in the Midwestern US with her French husband and Irish setter.
Sarah J. Maas, author of Throne of Glass was born and raised in New York City, but after graduating from Hamilton College in 2008, she moved to Southern California. She’s always been just a tad obsessed with fairy-tales and folklore, though she’d much rather be the one slaying the dragon (instead of the damsel in distress). When she’s not busy writing, she can be found geeking out over things like Han Solo, gaudy nail polish, and ballet.
Kat Zhang is an avid traveler, and after a childhood spent living in one book after another, she now builds stories for other people to visit. An English major at Vanderbilt University, she spends her free time performing Spoken Word poetry, raiding local bookstores, and plotting where to travel next. What's Left of Me---about a girl with two souls—is her first novel.
Mac's Backs and Lake Erie Ink are sponsoring this event. Lake Erie Ink is a writing center for children and teens located in the Coventry School. They offer a full array of programming including summer writing camps. Info at www.lakeerieink.org
Location: Street: 1820 Coventry Rd Additional: City: Cleveland Heights, Province: Ohio Postal Code: 44118 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
(Alpine) Young Adult Authors Susan Dennard and Anne Greenwood Brown team up for a dual author talk & signing for their new debut novels, Something Strange & Deadly and Lies Beneath, respectively.Susan Dennard is a reader, writer, lover of animals, and eater of cookies. She used to work in marine biology, but now she writes novels. And not novels about fish, but novels about kick-butt heroines and swoon-worthy rogues (she really likes swoon-worthy rogues). She lives in Germany with her French husband and Irish setter, and you can learn more about her crazy thoughts and crippling cookie-addiction.
Anne Greenwood Brown, a Minnesota native and writer since the age of 5, is also a guest blogger on Writer Unboxed and a regular blogger on The Nightstand: For Books Both Sinister and Strange, and BookendBabes. Lies Beneath is her debut novel.
Location: Street: 3165 Alpine Ave City: Walker, Province: Michigan Postal Code: 49544 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)