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HUDSON VALLEY YA SOCIETY: Life Actually Tour - featuring Lurlene McDaniel, Shawn Goodman, Anna Jarzab & Deborah Heiligman
This event will be held at Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.
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Lurlene McDaniel began writing inspirational novels about teenagers facing life-altering situations when her son was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. Her novels are hard-hitting and realistic, but also leave readers with inspiration and hope. Her books have received acclaim from readers, teachers, parents, and reviewers. Her bestselling novels include Don't Die, My Love; Till Death Do Us Part; Hit and Run; Telling Christina Goodbye; True Love: Three Novels; and The End of Forever. Lurlene will be at Oblong discussing her newest book The Year of Luminous Love.
Shawn Goodman is a writer and school psychologist. His experiences working in several New York State juvenile detention facilities inspired Something Like Hope. He has been an outspoken advocate for juvenile justice reform, and has written and lectured on issues related to special education, foster care, and literacy. Shawn lives in Ithaca, New York, with his wife and children. At this event, Shawn will be discussing his newest book - Kindness for Weakness, a gritty, honest, and moving story about a boy struggling to learn about friendship, brotherhood, and manhood in a society where violence is the answer to every problem.
Anna Jarzab is the author of All Unquiet Things, The Opposite of Hallelujah, and the forthcoming Tandem (October 2013), the first book in the new Many-Worlds Trilogy. She lives in New York City and works in children's book publishing. Booklist said of All Unquiet Things - "Jarzab packs a lot into this story, questions of faith and forgiveness, science and religion, mental illness, guilt and possible redemption, as well as simple high school drama. But at its heart, this is a story about sisters."
Deborah Heiligman is the author of close to 30 books for children and teens. CHARLES AND EMMA: The Darwins' Leap of Faith was a National Book Award Finalist, A Printz Honor, the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction winner, and a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. Her forthcoming book, Intentions, a YA novel, is an exploration of betrayal, love, faith, and the time in a kid's life when the black and white of childhood becomes the gray of adulthood. It's got religion, sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll. Also, it's funny.