As part of our celebration of Children's Book Week, join us at The Book Stall for a special writing workshop conducted by Lorelei Savaryn, author of The Circus of Stolen Dreams and a brand-new novel, The Edge of In Between. Lorelei will talk about and lead exercises in Writing Spooky Stories! This workshop is recommended for writers ages 10 - 14. The cost of the program is $17.65, which includes a writer's notebook and all other workshop materials, plus a copy of The Edge of In Between.
Sign up now, as space is limited! To register, sign up in the store, call The Book Stall at 847-446-8880, or email Robert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Book: Lottie lives in Vivelle--the heart of a vibrant city where life exists in brilliant technicolor and nearly everyone has magic. Lottie is no exception; she can paint pictures to life in every shade and hue imaginable. But at the sudden loss of her parents, all the color is stripped from Lottie's heart and the world around her. Taken in by her reclusive, eccentric uncle, Lottie moves into Forsaken, his vast manor located in the gray wasteland between the Land of the Living and Ever After, the land of the dead. The discovery of a locked-up garden, a wise cardinal, a hidden boy, and a family whose world is full of color despite the bleakness around them begins to pull at the threads of what it means to live in such a near-dead place. Some of the color slowly returns to Lottie's private world, giving her hope that life is worth experiencing fully, even while she carries sorrow.
As time runs out, Lottie must find a way to thaw both the world and the hearts of her uncle, cousin, and those she has come to know and love in her new home, or all of Forsaken--including Lottie herself--will be absorbed by Ever After long before their time.
About the Author: Lorelei Savaryn (loreleisavaryn.com) is an author of creepy, magical stories for children. She holds a BA in creative writing and is a former elementary teacher and instructional coach. When she isn’t writing, she spends her time amidst the beautiful chaos of life with her husband and four children outside of Chicago. You can follow her on Twitter @LoreleiSavaryn.
A spellbinding tale of magical realism and superb, twisty retelling of The Secret Garden, where twelve-year-old Lottie’s colorful world turns suddenly gray when an unexpected accident claims her parents, and she is uprooted from her home to live with an eccentric uncle she never knew she had—on the border that separates the living and the dead.