Hanalee Denney, daughter of a white woman and an African American man
Hank Denney, her father—a ghost
Greta Koning, Hanalee’s mother
Clyde Konig, doctor who treated Hank Denney the night he died, now Hanalee’s stepfather
Joe Adder, teenage boy convicted of accidentally killing Hank Denney
Members of the Ku Klux Klan
Townspeople of Elston, Oregon
Question: Was Hank Denney’s death an accident…or was it murder most foul?
I loved this update of HAMLET, it was clever and heartfelt. Although the book takes place in the 1920s, it's really easy to relate to Hanalee. Half black and half white, she feels like there is no place for her in the world. The social issues, racism and bigotry, are still alive today, but this historical look helps us see how far we've come...as well as how far we have left to go. I also think Winters did an excellent job of taking what she needed from HAMLET, but not rehashing the same plot and characters. This is definitely a unique story.
Another amazing YA paranormal by Cat Winters!
Cat Winters is an award-winning author of YA and adult fiction. Her YA works include IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS, THE CURE FOR DREAMING, and THE STEEP AND THORNY WAY. Her debut adult novel, THE UNINVITED, released in 2015, and her second book for adults, YESTERNIGHT, is coming October 4, 2016.
Winters was born and raised in Southern California, just a short drive down the freeway from Disneyland, which may explain her love of haunted mansions, bygone eras, and fantasylands. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and two kids. Visit her online at www.catwinters.com.
Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Autograph Session to follow) Bobak's Signature Events 6440 Double Eagle Drive, Woodridge, IL 60517
This morning will feature a full breakfast, over 50 Illinois authors and illustrators, new award-winning and notable books, a book talk, continuing education hours, raffles, door prizes, giveaways, book sales and keynote speakers.
Featured Speakers: Chris Grabenstein, Barney Saltzberg, Sara Pennypacker, Lauren Tarshis and Loren Long!!!
For more information please call (630) 820-2802(630) 820-2802 or email email@example.com. For the most recent updates and to purchase tickets visit andersonsbookshop.com. Don't miss the Annual Illustrated Chair Raffle. This year's Chair Raffle will have two illustrated chairs; one by Loren Long and one by Barney Saltzberg!
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TICKETS $59 (tickets are non-refundable) Doors open at 7:30 AM for book browsing and registration. Purchase tickets online HERE- available now! To register with a school p.o. or check, please call (630) 820-2802(630) 820-2802.
Woohoo! I'm excited for 2016, I have a lot of ideas to work on, including a MG and a couple of YA. I'm also starting the new year off with a school visit, which are always fun. I read 106 books in 2015 so I'll post my faves here soon. Now, back to my WIP partials, which I hope will soon be contracted books. :-)
Hi all! I'm going to take a bit of a blog break till the new year. I'm editing BAD BLOOD and working on a few new things. I'll be back in January with my favorite books of 2015. See you in 2016!!! Have a great Holiday Season!