DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Wednesday, February 12. (Please indicate whether your school would prefer a morning or afternoon author visit.)
*Please Note: A minimum of 100 students is required.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
April Henry is the New York Times bestselling author of many acclaimed mysteries for adults and young adults, including the YA novels Girl, Stolen and The Night She Disappeared and the thriller Face of Betrayal, co-authored with Lis Wiehl. She lives in Oregon.
ABOUT THE BOOK: The Lonely Dead
A killer is on the loose, and only one girl has the power to find him. But in this genre-bending YA thriller, she must first manage to avoid becoming a target herself. For Adele, the dead aren’t really dead. She can see them and even talk to them. But she’s spent years denying her gift. When she encounters her ex best friend Tori in a shallow grave in the woods and realizes that Tori is actually dead -- that gift turns into a curse. Without an alibi, Adele becomes the prime suspect in Tori’s murder. She must work with Tori’s ghost to find the real killer. But what if the killer finds Adele first? In The Lonely Dead, master mystery writer April Henry adds a chilling paranormal twist to this incredibly suspenseful young adult novel.
LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
40 minutes for the presentation, plus 10-15 minutes for Q&A, for a total of 50-55 minutes. TOPIC: How tenacity is as vital as talent, how to take an idea and turn it into a story, how to start a story, the importance of re-writing and editing, the fun of research - including lots of real-life adventures.
SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Middle School & High School, grades 7-12
DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
100, but hopefully more!
Projector, projector screen (no sound in presentation), microphone. April will bring her own laptop, clicker and a variety of dongles/cords to connect computer/laptop to projector. 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.
ONLINE ORDERING LINK
Link to share with students and their families to order April's book:
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 unless they have the printed confirmation. PLEASE KEEP THIS! You'll need to include these confirmations when returning the leftover books so you won't be charged for them! If they do ask you for a book without a confirmation, just email us the name of the student and parent's name and we can check. DEADLINE: Online orders with SCHOOL PICK UP will only be available for one week after the school visit. Orders placed after that time will need to be picked up at one of our locations, or shipped.