Monday, February 21, 2011

South High Gets a Visit from Andrea Cremer

Did you know that February is I Love to Read month? 
South High Welcomes Andrea Cremer.

On Wednesday February 16th, South High invited three local authors in to speak to classes.  First up was Andrea Cremer, author of Nightshade.   Andrea spoke to the to several classes in the auditorium and answered lots of questions about her new book and about the publishing and writing experience. 
Andrea teaches History at a local college and has just finished her Breathless Reads tour with four authors who write paranormal teen fiction.  My biggest question for Andrea was, How does she write, teach and tour?  Her answer:  Currently she teaches part-time with only two classes this semester and so that leaves more time in her day for writing and touring for her book.  Lucky!  Plus she said she currently has three books finished and is working on the fourth.

Andrea told us some things about herself that resonated with the students.  For one, she likes to play video games and she reads a lot.  She also likes to ride horses and loves teaching.   She says her two classes are really overcrowded this semester because of her book.  Andrea also states they are looking for the right person to make a movie of the book and she hopes there might be a video game in the future. Super exciting.

This is a Elise and Andrea (left).  Elise is a student at South who read Andrea's book Nightshade and couldn't wait to meet her.  The other picture is of Andrea and I (Booksnob).  I was a major planner in the event and was able to introduce Andrea to the students assembled.  
All in all it was a super great day and I am so thankful that Andrea was able to come in to talk and meet the students.

Thanks Andrea!!!

Here is a link to my review of Nightshade.  Andrea's new book "Wolfsbane" comes out in July, 2011.

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