Mary Cronk Farrell, Maureen McQuerry, & Stephen Wallenfels
YA Survival Tour
Saturday • February 16 • 4pm
U District store
Discussion & Book Signing
Surviving isn't easy. Good thing you dont have to do it alone. Join YA authors Mary Cronk Farrell, Maureen McQuerry, and Stephen Wallenfels for an afternoon of stories about resilience, courage, adversity, and triumph.
· In Standing Up Against Hate, Farrell writes about the women of color who served in the military during World War II, the obstacles they faced within the military, and how they refused to back down.
· McQuerry's new coming of age novel, Between Before and After follows 14 year old Molly, who worries about school, friends, her parents' failing marriage, and her mother's growing depression.
· Deadfall follows twin brothers on the run Ty and Cory Bic. When they discover a seemingly abandoned car in a ravine along a remote mountain road, they are pulled into something darker and more sinister than their nightmares.
Mary Cronk Farrell is a former award-winning journalist and author of fiction and nonfiction books for children. She writes with passion about little-known people of history who face great adversity with courage. Her book Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific has been named a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, Jefferson Cup Honor Book, Washington State Book Award Finalist, Booklist Editors Choice, to the Amelia Bloomer Project List and awarded a EUREKA! Childrens Book Award for Excellence in Nonfiction. She lives in Washington State.
Maureen McQuerry is an award winning poet, novelist and teacher. Her YA novel, The Peculiars is an ALA Best Book for YA 2013, Bank Street and Home Book recommended book. Her MG fantasy duo, Beyond the Door and The Telling Stone were a Booklist Top Ten Fantasy/SciFi for Youth and a finalist for the WA State Book awards. Her poetry appears in many journals and anthologies. She lives in Washington State.
Stephen Wallenfels lives in Washington state with his wife. He wrote freelance for the Health and Fitness industry for fifteen years before turning writing novels. His passions are family, hiking, cooking, reading, movies, climate change, and especially writing.