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Morris County Book Club April Meetup & Local Author Visit!

A Vision of Neon
by Angela M. Graziano
Fiction; 196pp.

About the Book
A Vision of Neon is a story about two friends – one who survives the complex years of adolescence and one who does not – and the unconditional love and commitment between them.

Wild, and sharp-tongued Kelsey embodies the confidence that her shy best friend, the story’s narrator, can only dream of. But as time passes, Kelsey’s seeming confidence and acts of teenage rebellion become overshadowed by day-long crying spells, invented stories of fictitious friends and thin slashes of scab that mark her skin. In high school, Kelsey descends into mental illness, while the narrator attempts to maintain a normal teenage life, despite continuing efforts to support her suicidal friend. Ultimately, both girls must face a difficult fact: that Kelsey’s sickness has a debilitating stranglehold on them both.

About the Author
Angela's essays, poems and interviews have appeared in multiple print and online publications including Apple Valley Review, Ariel, Damselfly Press, Design*Sponge, Diverse Voices Quarterly, Lost, Portal Del Sol, The Sylvan Echo, and Talking Writing, as well as in anthologies including In Our Own Words: A Generation Defining Itself (MW Enterprises) among others. Additionally, her writing has earned her an artist grant from the Vermont Studio Center, where she was a writing resident in the summer of 2010. She has conducted research for major print publications such as In Style and In Style Weddings and has served as a reader for The Literary Review. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from the University of Vermont and a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Nonfiction Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She lives, writes and teaches in Morristown.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks again for inviting me to come speak this past week. It was wonderful to meet each of you and to have the chance to hear and respond to so many thoughtful questions. My website is currently undergoing some construction -- in the meantime, if you'd like to contact me, please feel free to reach me via email:


    Thanks again.

    April 20, 2013

  • Doug

    Great meeting!

    April 19, 2013

    • Millie G.

      Thanks so much for arranging this speaker, Doug.

      1 · April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello everyone,
    Thank you for selecting my book for your April meet-up! I'm looking very forward to meeting you all. If you have any questions that come up prior to April about me, the book, my process, etc., please feel free to contact me (my contact info is listed on my website:!

    2 · January 2, 2013

    • Millie G.

      We enjoyed your visit so much, Angela!

      April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed the talk and especially the visit and discussion with the author. See everybody next month!

    April 19, 2013

  • Millie G.

    Loved listening to Angela...What a good discussion!

    1 · April 17, 2013

  • Jennifer M.

    school meeting

    April 15, 2013

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