Carly Anne West, Stacey R. Campbell, and Kristin Halbrook
The Bargaining, Scream, and Every Last Promise (VARIOUS)
Friday • September 18 • 6pm
Discussion & Book Signing
Haunted by mysterious voices and monstrous visions following the death of a friend, tasked with disproving a false accusation as a murderer wanders free, and held captive by a terrible secret hidden behind a promise to a friend, the young women in the latest YA novels by Carly Anne West, Stacey R. Campbell, and Kristin Halbrook face chilling truths in heart-pounding and emotionally riveting stories that grab you at page one and never let you go. Joining us for a panel discussion and book signing, West, Campbell, and Halbrook will talk about their captivating new reads, their strong heroines, and what it's like to write YA fiction.
Carly Anne West is the author of the YA novels The Murmurings and The Bargaining as well as several short stories of the odd and often dark variety. She is a freelance writer with an MFA in English and Writing from Mills College. Carly lives with her husband and sons in Seattle, Washington.
Stacey R. Campbell lives in the San Juan Islands with her husband and three daughters. She is a graduate of the University of Washington and a dyslexic writer that believes there is no such thing as a bad reader. She's the author of the young adult books Hush & Whisper and the highly acclaimed middle grade swashbuckling book ARRGH! When not at her desk writing she can be found hiking, sailing, or skiing. She enjoys chocolate in any shape or size, too many cups of coffee and laughing (often too loudly, as her daughters say) with her friends and family.
Kristin Halbrook is an American author of young adult fiction, known for her novel Nobody But Us. She was born in Anaheim, California and moved to the Pacific Northwest with her family as a child. She attended the University of Washington in Seattle, studying English literature and Women's studies as an undergraduate and Secondary Education in graduate school. Halbrook has worked with Title 1 students from elementary to high school ages teaching writing and nutrition education, as a tutor, and as a freelance writer. She is a cofounder of the young adult reading and writing website YA Highway. Halbrook currently resides in Seattle with her husband and three children. She enjoys playing sports, travel, food culture and attending music events.