Journey behind the scenes of publishing with Sarah Henning, author of this summer’s fantastic debut YA fantasy Sea Witch. Sarah, a former member of the Border Crimes chapter, will lead a discussion about her experiences publishing her first novel and the different challenges she faces with her second novel and beyond.
Get real answers to the questions you know you have: What’s it like to work on contract? How does that change when you have multiple books under contract at the same time? What are the dynamics of working with different editors at a publishing house? What does an agent do for an author?
Bring your questions and bring a friend! 11 a.m. Saturday, October 6, at the Antioch Branch of the Johnson County Library, 8700 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Merriam, Kansas.
Sarah Henning is a recovering journalist who has worked for The Palm Beach Post, Kansas City Star and Associated Press, among others. When not writing, she runs ultramarathons, hits the playground with her two kids and hangs out with her husband Justin, who doubles as her long-suffering IT department. Sarah lives in Lawrence, Kansas, hometown of Langston Hughes, William S. Burroughs and a really good basketball team.
(July 31, 2018, Katherine Tegen Books/Harper Collins)
Wicked meets The Little Mermaid in the captivating origin story of the sea’s most iconic villainess, perfect for fans of Heartless and Dorothy Must Die.
Ever since her best friend Anna died, Evie has been an outcast in her small fishing town. Hiding her talents, mourning her loss, drowning in her guilt.
Then a girl with an uncanny resemblance to Anna appears on the shore, and the two girls catch the eyes of two charming princes. Suddenly Evie feels like she might finally have a chance at her own happily ever after.
But magic isn’t kind, and her new friend harbors secrets of her own. She can’t stay in Havnestad—or on two legs—without Evie’s help. And when Evie reaches deep into the power of her magic to save her friend’s humanity—and her prince’s heart—she discovers, too late, what she’s bargained away.
“This spin on The Little Mermaid is full of plot twists and heart-in-throat action. Fans of twisted fairy tales will find plenty to love.” – Booklist
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ABA Indies Next Summer 2018 Selection
Throw Like a Girl
(Fall 2019, Little, Brown/Poppy)
A contemporary romance and underdog story about a former championship-winning softball pitcher who has to prove she can be a team player by becoming the not-so-backup quarterback on a rival high school’s football team. Publication is scheduled for fall 2019.
This meeting will be held at the Antioch Branch of the Johnson County Library, 8700 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Merriam, Kansas.