Teens and adults come talk to writers about writing!
Local author, Laura Moriarty, will talk with debut novelist Mary O'Connell about her critically acclaimed teen novel, The Sharp Time. Come hear O'Connell speak about the process of becoming a debut novelist and her experience in the Iowa Writer's Workshop, and get a signed copy for sale by the Raven Book Store.
Sandinista Jones is a high school senior with a punk rock name and a broken heart. The death of her single mother has left Sandinista alone in the world, subject to the random vulnerability of everyday life. When the school system lets her down, her grief and instability intensify, and she ponders a violent act of revenge. Publisher's Weekly calls The Sharp Time an "evocative first novel," and Kirkus Reviews writes that "palpable grief plus irreverent humor equal one extraordinary debut novel."