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Middle Grade Authors in Conversation: Kelly Jones and Jennifer Adam

One of our favorite middle grade authors has a new book coming May 4th!

Join us as we welcome Kelly Jones with her new book "Happily for Now," in conversation with her friend, and author, Jennifer Adam with her debut middle grade novel, "The Last Windwitch."

Once upon a time, Kelly Jones was a librarian and a bookseller. Now, she writes novels for young people and takes care of a few hilarious chickens. She’s the author of "Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer;" "Are You Ready to Hatch an Unusual Chicken?;" "Murder, Magic, and What We Wore;" "Sauerkraut;" and "Happily for Now" (out May 4, 2021!) You can find her online at her website, curiosityjones.net, or on Twitter and Instagram @curiosityjones.

Words from Kelly Jones about her new novel: It's my sometimes funny, always hopeful story about Fiona, who's trying to solve some big problems by taking fairy godperson lessons. (As one does.) This one is contemporary realistic (much to my surprise), but through a fairy tale lens. (The cover fits perfectly, I think -- Kelly Murphy did a beautiful job of getting the feel across.)

Recommendation from Kelly: "The Last Windwitch" by Jennifer Adam is a gorgeous, magical middle grade fantasy with stormhorses and an apprentice hedgewitch who's taking on the Queen of Crows. Jen has horses and works with mustangs, so this is perfect for horse kids!

Jennifer Adam lives on a farm in a house full of books, cats, and half-finished cups of tea. When she's not writing, she's probably riding a formerly wild mustang, paddling a kayak across a lake of swans, or wandering through the woods. "The Last Windwitch" is her first novel. You can find her online at jenniferfrancesadam.com or @JenFSAdam on twitter.

All of these titles are certainly appropriate for upper-elementary as well as middle school kids.

We were live on facebook. View the recorded conversation here!

 

Event Date: 
Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Address: 
111 5th Ave. South
Edmonds, WA 98020
Books: 
The Last Windwitch Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062981301
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - April 13th, 2021

Happily for Now Cover Image
By Kelly Jones, Kelly Murphy (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593179529
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 4th, 2021

Sauerkraut Cover Image
By Kelly Jones, Paul Davey (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781524765989
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Yearling - May 11th, 2021

Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer Cover Image
By Kelly Jones, Katie Kath (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780385755559
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Yearling - March 8th, 2016

Are You Ready to Hatch an Unusual Chicken? Cover Image
By Kelly Jones, Katie Kath (Illustrator)
$7.99
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ISBN: 9781524765941
Published: Yearling - September 10th, 2019