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How do you find a publisher? And, once you do that, how do you get to be one of those authors who takes up a whole shelf at the bookstore? Alex Flinn, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of thirteen novels including Beastly, which has been made into a motion picture, will speak about her experiences in the publishing world and advice for aspiring authors. Flinn is a former attorney, now working writer.

Her first novel, Breathing Underwater, was named an ALA Top 10 Best Book for Young Adults, and International Reading Association Young Adult Choice. Her books have received honors including Best Books for Young Adults, Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, Junior Library  Guild selection, as well as local and state readers’ choice awards. Her novel, Girls of July, about four teenaged girls who make a journey of self-discovery in the Adirondack Mountains, will be published June, 2019.

The event will be held at the Biscayne Bay Campus in room AC2-210 from 3-4:30 pm on Thursday, October 18. Email Nicolas Garnett for more information.