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Local YA author at our next meeting

From: Steve S.
Sent on: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 3:53 PM

Hi all;


We're going to have a speaker at our next meeting. Her name's Gae Polisner.

I'm psyched about having another writer speak at our group. She'll be there around 2 PM....


Here's her info:


I'm the author of The Pull of Gravity (fsg/Macmillan), a new young adult novel that follows two teens who, armed only with the wisdom of Yoda and a rare, first-edition copy of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, set off on a secret, whirlwind journey to keep a promise to their dying friend. The book has received favorable Kirkus, Booklist and other reviews, and has been nominated for a YALSA Reader's Choice and other awards.

I'm writing for two reasons, one to let you know I'm local -- live in Greenlawn, NY, and would be happy to come in if your group ever wants me to talk about my (long, long) journey to publishing and share what I've learned from it (and what I haven't ;)). You can check more about me out at my website,

And, the second to let you know that I, and four other really awesome YA authors, have an event on 11/15 at the Huntington Library (338 Main Street, Huntington) 7 - 8:30 pm. The event is called Falling Apart & Picking Up the Pieces and will consist of a series of one-minute readings on topics that effect tweens, teens, and young adults. The one-minute readings are a lot of fun -- not your mother's long boring, book club read. ;) Notwithstanding what the newsletter says, the event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and free. I'm hoping you and some of your club members might come and that you will even pass on the word. The link to the Library newsletter is here, if you want more info:



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