• By Raegen Luntz
  • Posted Wednesday, June 8, 2022

YA Author Talk with Amber Smith and Frank Morelli

Join us as we welcome two North Carolina award-winning YA authors, Amber Smith and Frank Morelli to the Lewisville Branch. Both authors will share with us their writing processes, inspirations, and latest works. Books and book signing will be available at the close of the event. Ages 12 and up.

Amber Smith is the New York Times bestselling author of young adult and middle-grade novels, including “The Way I Used to Be,” “The Last to Let Go,” “Something Like Gravity,” and her forthcoming middle-grade debut, “Code Name: Serendipity.” An advocate for increased awareness of mental health, gendered violence, and LGBTQIA+ equality, she writes in the hope that her books can help to foster change and spark dialogue. Smith grew up in Buffalo, New York, and now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her wife and their ever-growing family of rescued dogs and cats. Click here to view the author's website.

Frank Morelli, who resides in High Point, North Carolina, is the winner of the 2019 American Fiction Award for the best coming-of-age story, a YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers nominee, and named a Book Excellence Award finalist of 2019. His works include the “Please Return” series and his latest novel, “On the Way to Birdland,” which was released in 2021. Click here to view the author's website.

YA Author Talk with Amber Smith and Frank Morelli
Tuesday, June 14 at 11 a.m.
Lewisville Branch Auditorium

Photo credit: Deborah Triplett
Photo credit: Courtesy of Frank Morelli

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