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Fall Fiction Frenzy in San Diego

Event date: 
Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 7:30pm

Join MG in celebrating four Young Adult titles from Southern CA authors Stephanie Diaz, Livia Blackburn, Bethany Crandell, and Jenny Kaczorowski! And discover who believes that avocados make the world a better place… even for teens facing real adversity.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Jenny Kaczorowski will not be participating.

In Evolution, the thrilling conclusion to Stephanie‘s Extraction series, Clementine’s world is on the brink of destruction. Unless old feuds can be set aside long enough for a diplomatic solution to be found, all of Kiel’s people will be destroyed, and everything Clementine and her friends sacrificed in their fight for peace will have been in vain.

Livia continues her Midnight Thief series in Daughter of Dusk, where Kyra, after learning the truth about her bloodlines, can’t help but feel like a monster. Though she’s formed a tentative alliance with the Palace, Kyra must keep her identity a secret or risk being hunted like the rest of her Demon Rider kin.

Publishers Weekly’s enthusiastic review of Bethany’s tale of life lessons from summer camp, Summer on the Short Bus, noted that she “creates a maddening yet sympathetic character in Cricket, who is realistically slow to learn her lessons in compassion and human kindness.” 

And LA author, mother, and photographer Jenny Kaczorowski’s eNovel, The Art of Falling, is an exercise in the philosophy on the books page of her website: “If you find someone you care about, screw everyone else. Life’s too short.” The Art of Falling’s purple-haired artist, Bria, must decide if she can embrace that philosophy without losing her sense of self or her place among her peers.


Summer on the Short Bus By Bethany Crandall Cover Image
Unavailable to Order
ISBN: 9780762449514
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Running Press Kids - April 1st, 2014

"Cricket Montgomery has been thrown under the short bus. Shipped off to a summer camp by her father, Cricket is forced to play babysitter to a bunch of whiny kids--or so she thinks. When she realizes this camp is actually for teens with special needs, Cricket doubts she has what it takes to endure twenty-four hours, let alone two weeks. Thanks to her dangerously cute co-counselor, Quinn, there may be a slim chance for survival. However, between the campers' unpredictability and disregard for personal space, Cricket's limits get pushed. She will have to decide if suffering through her own handicapped hell is worth a summer romance--and losing her sanity.

The Art of Falling By Jenny Kaczorowski Cover Image
ISBN: 9781619634695
Availability: Available Now
Published: Bloomsbury Spark - December 18th, 2013

For seventeen-year-old Bria Hale, image is everything. She's a militant vegan with purple hair, Doc Martens and a permanent scowl. Kissing captain of the football team Ben Harris? Definitely not part of that image. 

Now with each secret kiss, she's falling deeper for the boy every girl at Oceanside High is crushing on. Throw in a few forbidden bacon cheeseburgers and she's facing one major identity crisis. 

Ignoring Ben should be easy, but when a flashy display of artistic spirit lands her in close quarters after hours with the boy she's too cool to like, she can't keep pretending those kisses meant nothing. With her reputation and her heart on a collision course, Bria must either be true to herself or to the persona she's spent all of high school creating.