April 17, 2013 - 13:55 — SarahVessalo

Have you ever been so provoked by a book - amused, entranced, mystified or even disturbed - that you would love to get inside the author's head?  Sit across a table from Jane Austen, say, with a cup of coffee and just put the questions plainly?  Hey, Jane, was Mary Bennett in love with Mr. Collins?  Are we really supposed to believe that Lizzie came from such ridiculous parents?  Is it true that you never wrote a scene without a woman in the room?  (No, Jane, that creamer is actually corn syrup).

Or are you a budding novelist frustrated by the writing process?  Desperate, maybe, for a successful writer's input on envisioning characters, assembling a plot, and getting published in the 21st century?

Well, we can't actually bring Jane Austen to a Starbucks near you, but we are bringing Susanna Kearsley to 95th Street Library!  Whether you're a reader, a writer, or both, this event promises to be a great time.  Grab an advance copy of her new book The Firebird at any NPL Adult Services desk and join us as she discusses her novel and her work.

Wednesday, May 8 @ 7:00 PMFirebird
95th Street Library, Meeting Room A/B
Converse with author Susanna Kearsley and her editor, Deb Werksman, via Skype.  Susanna will answer questions about her not-yet-published novel "The Firebird" as well as her writing experience.  Refreshments provided!
The Firebird (to be published by Sourcebooks on June 4, 2013) is a companion novel to Kearsley's The Winter Sea, and follows in her successful writing tradition.  Of her unique style, Kearsley says: "I write modern gothic novels that blend historical adventure and modern-day suspense with romance and a touch of something spooky, so they don't fit neatly into any category, really...but they're fun to write!"  Sourcebooks confirms that Firebird will appeal to "readers of historical novels, contemporary fiction, romances, and even those who love gothic and time-travel stories."   

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