Thursday, May 13, 2010

Bonnie Doerr Appearing at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC


Chapel Hill, NC-Local author Bonnie J. Doerr will be appearing at Flyleaf
Books in Chapel Hill, NC, from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, May 16, during Children's Book
Week. Doerr's debut novel, Island Sting, is the first in a series of
eco-mysteries for tweens published by Leap Books. Her next two books,
Stakeout (2011) and Pelican Peril (2012), are also fast-paced, science-based
adventures set in the Florida Keys. Doerr's writing has won a NOAA (National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) grant for use in environmental

Six other local authors will join Doerr for a reading, question-and-answer
session, and booksigning. Hear excerpts from David Macinnis Gill's
award-winning YA, Soul Enchilada ; Caroline McAlister's retold folktales
¡Holy MolĂ©! (August House) and Brave Donatella and the Jasmine Thief
(Charlesbridge); Maryam Tabibzadeh's poetic Persian Dreams (Dream Books);
Laurie J. Edwards' biography of R&B singer Rihanna (Lucent) and
thriller/romance from the anthology Summer Lovin' (Wild Rose Press);
Adrienne Ehlert Bashista's picture books on Russian adoption, When I Met You
and Mishka: An Adoption Tale (DRT Press); and Anne Runyon's seasonal picture
book, The Sheltering Cedar (Portal Books).

Attendees will be treated to a sneak peek at two of Leap Books' most recent
paranormal releases: Freaksville by Kitty Keswick and Under My Skin by
Judith Graves. These teen novels have unique graphics and illustrations by
Canadian artist Val Cox. Leap Books, a newly launched publisher of teen and
tween books, is sponsoring this Children's Book Week event at Flyleaf Books,
752 Martin Luther King Blvd. (Historic Airport Rd./Highway 86) in Chapel
Hill, NC.

Featured authors are all members of SCBWI (Society of Children's Book
Writers and Illustrators), an international organization that provides
networking, education, and support for authors and illustrators of
children's books at all stages of their careers.

The American Booksellers Association began Children's Book Week in 1919. In
1944 the Children's Book Council (CBC) took over the role of promoting
reading and literacy through Children's Book Week activities. Each year in
May, CBC sponsors a nationwide week of events to encourage children and
teens to read. A list of these events, as well as related online activities,
can be found at the CBC website.

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