Friday, October 14, 2011

Ellen Hopkins Seattle Visit

SCBWI Nevada RA Ellen Hopkins (who was also our keynote speaker at our annual SCBWI WWA conference in 2009) will be in Seattle promoting her first adult novel, TRIANGLES, at Third Place Books (17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake forest Park) on Tuesday October 25, at 7 p.m. She'd love to see some friendly faces there!

Here's more about Ellen from her web page.
Ellen Hopkins is a poet, freelance writer, and the award-winning author of twenty nonfiction titles and five NY Times Bestselling novels-in-verse. She has published hundreds of articles on subjects ranging from aviation to child abuse to winegrowing. Ellen mentors other writers through her position as a regional adviser for the Nevada chapter of the Society of Childrenïs Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She is a regular speaker at schools, book festivals and writers conferences across the US, and now throughout the world.
Here's some information on her new adult book-

After eight young adult novels, Ellen thought it was time to explore more mature subject matter, while still utilizing her signature verse novel formatting. Readers who started with her in 2004 (with her first YA novel, CRANK) have grown up. They have turned on their parents, teachers, librarians and counselors to her books, and this adult readership has come to appreciate verse as story as much as her younger readers do. Her first adult novel, TRIANGLE, is about hitting midlife and wondering if you might have accomplished more, or if you had taken a different turn, would your life, in fact, be better? And, perhaps the biggest midlife question of all—should I change directions now, before it’s too late?

1 comment:

Netherland said...

In author Ellen Hopkins's first novel for adults, Triangles, we meet three women who are dealing with drastic changes in their lives: Marissa, Holly, and Andrea. To me, Marissa's story is the most touching. How does a woman deal with a dying child, a gay son, and a husband that's unfaithful? Then there's her sister, Andrea, a single mother who finds herself interested in her friend Holly's husband. Holly, who just wanted to be "safe" is now looking for success other than being a mom. The children and teens involved, each with their own story, add to the tension in the families. Reading this novel sure makes me appreciate the calmness of my life.