YA Book Event with Barson, McCarthy, and Woods
K. A. Barson, Cori McCarthy, and Darcy Woods
Book Signing Event
Young adult authors K. A. Barson, Cori McCarthy, and Darcy Woods are signing books at Brilliant Books on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 2-4pm.
K. A. (Kelly) Barson earned an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She and her husband live in Jackson, Michigan, surrounded by kids, grandkids, unruly dogs, a cat, and too many pairs of shoes. She feels most like herself when her hair is purple.
"Readers will admire the hero's gumption, grit, and moments of genuine kindness. ... The upbeat, smooth-talking dialogue moves the story along at a brisk pace." —School Library Journal
Cori McCarthy started writing when she was thirteen. She earned a BA in Creative Writing from Ohio University, focusing in memoir writing and poetry. After graduation she completed UCLA’s Professional Program in Screenwriting and served as an AmeriCorps volunteer in Appalachian Ohio. In 2011, she earned an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts.
In geographical history, Cori was born on Guam, grew up in New England and the Midwest, studied abroad in Ireland, and now lives in Michigan. She’s traveled everywhere from Scotland to St. Petersburg, Albania to Montenegro. Like her hero Walt Whitman, her favorite city on the planet is Washington, D.C., and her favorite off-planet city is Entra.
Cori’s novel in verse, Name Me America, won the Middle Grade category for the 2014 Katherine Paterson Prize.
"Readers who appreciate stories of searching for personal truths will be happy to join this meaningful quest for identity and independence." —Booklist
Darcy Woods had three big loves in grade school: Reading, writing, and pizza day. Some things never change. She lives in Michigan with her madly supportive husband, two tuxedo cats (who overdress for everything), and a closet full of neatly organized shoes. Once upon a time, she served in a US Army aviation unit and threw live grenades. Now she throws words.
"Curling up with Darcy Woods' romantic, funny Summer of Supernovas feels like the best sort of summer night: dreamy, warm, and full of possible star-crossed lives." —Kim Culbertson, award-winning author of Catch a Falling Star and The Possibility of Now