Visiting Author for Schools: Will Kostakis
DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Wednesday, October 18 (Will will visit two schools: one in the morning and one in the evening. Please provide your preference.)
BOOKSTORE EVENT: Wednesday, October 18 at 7pm at Tattered Cover Colfax. This event is free and open to the public. Feel free to promote it to the students!
ABOUT WILL KOSTAKIS
Will Kostakis writes books for young adults, and the other adults who like to read about them. His forthcoming book, The Sidekicks, is a novel about finding yourself, and the problems you find yourself in. He was a teenager when his first novel, Loathing Lola was published. His sophomore, The First Third is an intimate portrait of a broken Greek-Australian family and the boy tasked with repairing it. In 2014, Will won the Gold Inky Award, and was shortlisted for both the Prime Minister’s Literary and the Children’s Book Council: Book of the Year awards. In 2005, Will won Sydney Morning Herald Young Writer of the Year for a collection of short stories.
ABOUT THE BOOK: The Sidekicks
Ryan, Harley and Miles are very different people--the swimmer, the rebel and the nerd. All they've ever had in common is Isaac, their shared best friend. When Isaac dies unexpectedly, the three boys must come to terms with their grief and the impact Isaac had on each of their lives. In his absence, Ryan, Harley and Miles discover things about one another they never saw before, and realize there may be more tying them together than just Isaac. In this intricately woven story told in three parts, award-winning Australian author Will Kostakis makes his American debut with a heartwarming, masterfully written novel about grief, self-discovery and the connections that tie us all together.
LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
High school; grades 9-12
DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
The more the better!
TBD And a bottle of water.
PROMOTING & PREPARING FOR THE EVENT
Promoting and preparing for the author's school visit is the most important ingredients for a successful, educational, and fun event. Please be sure to carefuly read: What an Author Visit is All About.
Tattered Cover will design an order form that the school should distribute in advance of the author visit, and again on the day of the event to all student attendees. Books will be available for sale at the school about a week before the event and about a week after the event. An online ordering option is available (see below).
ONLINE ORDERING LINK
Link to share with students and their families to order Will's books: www.tatteredcover.com/book-list-will-kostakis Please make sure anyone ordering online includes the name of your school in the Notes section of the order and if they'd like to pick up the book from you at the school. Please DO NOT give a book to someone who says they ordered online until I can verify it. If they do ask you for one, just email me the name of the student and parent's name and I can check.