DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Wednesday, March 14. (Rachel will visit two schools: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Please indicate your preference.)
Bookstore Event: Wednesday, March 14, 7pm at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rachel Hartman is the author of the Seraphina series. As a child, Rachel played cello, lip-synched Mozart operas with her sisters, and fostered the deep love of music that inspired much of Seraphina. Rachel earned a degree in comparative literature but eschewed graduate school in favor of bookselling and drawing comics. Born in Kentucky, she has lived in Philadelphia, Chicago, St. Louis, England, and Japan. She now lives with her family in Vancouver, Canada.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Tess of the Road
Meet Tess, a brave new heroine from beloved epic fantasy author Rachel Hartman. In the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected to be ladies, men are their protectors, and dragons can be whomever they choose. Tess is none of these things. Tess is. . . different. She speaks out of turn, has wild ideas, and can't seem to keep out of trouble. Then Tess goes too far. What she's done is so disgraceful, she can't even allow herself to think of it. Unfortunately, the past cannot be ignored. So Tess's family decide the only path for her is a nunnery. But on the day she is to join the nuns, Tess chooses a different path for herself. She cuts her hair, pulls on her boots, and sets out on a journey. She's not running away, she's running towards something. What that something is, she doesn't know. Tess just knows that the open road is a map to somewhere else--a life where she might belong. Returning to the spellbinding world of the Southlands she created in the award-winning, New York Times bestselling novel Seraphina, Rachel Hartman explores self-reliance and redemption in this wholly original fantasy.
LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
School Between 30 -60 minutes, depending on the needs of the school. Her presentation is on the perennial question "Where do you get your ideas?" – She talks about three different ways ideas have been generated for her: research, real life, and the happy accident.
SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Middle School and High School; grades 7-12
DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
Prefers small venues to auditoriums, in general.
Just a microphone, if the space is large. And a bottle of water.
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 Rachel's books: www.tatteredcover.com/book-list-rachel-hartman 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 me the name of the student and parent's name and I can check.