Monday, April 1, 2013

Announcing the April Author in the Spotlight

Announcing the April Author in the Spotlight

Today marks the first day of Spring Break for me and we can't forget, April Fool's Day.  Three cheers for Spring Break, as I need the rest and time away from school.  Not a big fan of April fool's day so I won't be playing any jokes on you.

This month's Hometown Track Author is Molly Beth Griffin.  She is the author of two books, Silhouette of a Sparrow, which is young adult and a children's book called Loon Baby.  Her YA book, is a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award in the Young People's Literature category.  The winners will be announced on April 13th.  Good Luck Molly!!

Here is a synopsis of Silhouette of a Sparrow from Goodreads:

In the summer of 1926, sixteen-year-old Garnet Richardson is sent to a lake resort to escape the polio epidemic in the city. She dreams of indulging her passion for ornithology and visiting the famous new amusement park--a summer of fun before she returns for her final year of high school, after which she’s expected to marry a nice boy and settle into middle-class homemaking. But in the country, Garnet finds
herself under the supervision of equally oppressive guardians--her father’s wealthy cousin and the matron’s stuck-up daughter. Only a liberating job in a hat shop, an intense, secret relationship with a daring and beautiful flapper, and a deep faith in her own fierce heart can save her from the suffocating boredom of traditional femininity.

Silhouette of a Sparrow is a coming-of-age story about a search for wildness in a confining time, and a simultaneous quest for security in an era full of unrest. It is the tale of a young woman’s discovery of the science of risk and the art of rebellion, and of course, the power of unexpected love.

This month you can expect a book review, a author interview and a chance to win a copy of Molly Beth Griffin's book, Silhouette of a Sparrow.

I don't know if you've noticed but Minnesota has an abundance of great authors.  I am so happy to be living in a literary place.  Since it is Spring Break I plan to read A LOT and grade a lot of papers too.  I sure hope the sun stays out and melts all the snow here.  So here is to a busy April, which includes junior high baseball, an ice skating show, a wedding shower and lots of reading.  See you around the blogosphere.