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Virtual Author Chat: Folklore & Mythology (Escondido Library's Virtual Author Chat Series)

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 3:00pm

The Escondido Public Library’s livestreams are hosted on Facebook! To view and register for the event click here
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Facebook live conversation with authors Chantel Acevedo, Ashley Herring Blake, and Sam Subity as they discuss the use of folklore and mythology in their books.

View our virtual event code of conduct here. Please note that it applies to all attendees, authors, and moderators and is to ensure our event spaces stay a positive, welcoming place for respectful discussions and multiple perspectives.  

About the Panelists
Jessica Buck
 (she/her) is an Adult Services Librarian at the Escondido Public Library where she focuses on reference services, outreach, and programming. Jessica hosts various author chats as well as the library’s Between the Covers Romance Book Club. Follow her on twitter @mrsjgbuck and Instagram @romancelibrarian.

Called "a master storyteller" by Kirkus Reviews, Chantel Acevedo is the author of the novels Love and Ghost Letters, A Falling Star, The Distant Marvels, which was a finalist for the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and, The Living Infinite, hailed by Booklist as a "vivid and enthralling tale of love and redemption." MUSE SQUAD: THE CASSANDRA CURSE, Acevedo's new middle grade duology (called "Riveting and suspenseful" by School Library Journal) was published by Balzer + Bray in 2020. The sequel, MUSE SQUAD: THE MYSTERY OF THE TENTH, will be published in July of 2021. She is Professor of English at the University of Miami, where she directs the MFA program.

Ashley Herring Blake is an award-winning author and literary agent at Rees Literary Agency. She is the author of six novels for young adults and middle grade readers, as well as the adult romance novel Delilah Green Doesn’t Care. She lives on a very tiny island off the coast of Georgia with her family.

Sam Subity loves writing stories that explore the magic and wonder of being a kid and is thrilled to share his writing with readers everywhere—both the young in age and the young at heart. When he’s not writing, you might find him running the trails of northern California where the endless, winding miles past fog and ocean inspire stories of adventure and mystery. Or he might be mowing his lawn. Because that’s what adults sometimes have to do. But in either case, Sam Subity is very likely imagining himself fighting mythical creatures or at the prow of a dragon ship feeling the wind and sea spray on his face alongside his own Viking queen and their two Vikelets. His greatest hope is that in reading his books, you too may be transported to another place where, for a little while, you can exchange the ordinary for the extraordinary. ​
 

Muse Squad: The Mystery of the Tenth Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062947727
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - July 6th, 2021

Muse Squad: The Cassandra Curse Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062947703
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 8th, 2021

Hazel Bly and the Deep Blue Sea Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316535458
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 25th, 2021

The Last Shadow Warrior Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338636079
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 4th, 2021