Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Author Kendare Blake Visited Willard

On Friday, October 4th, Kendare Blake visited Willard for a lunchtime talk with students.  Over 40 students came to the library at lunch to hear Ms. Blake talk about how she came to be a writer and what inspired her.

She talked about her first book for young adults, Anna Dressed in Blood, which many of the students had already read.  She then gave a teaser of a talk about her newest book, released last month, Antigoddess.  This blending of classical Greek mythology and modern teen conflicts as well as lots of action and gore is sure to be popular with her readers.

Kendare also took time to answer the many questions students had being careful not to give away any spoilers, signed a few books and fancy bookmarks, and smilingly posed for photos.  She was enthusiastic, energetic, and encouraging throughout her brief visit.

Thanks to Jack Baur from the Berkeley Public Library and Tor Publishing for helping arrange her free visit.

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