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Bestselling Author Jenna Blum
Visits Del City Library

Jenna Blum, author of the bestselling novel “Those Who Save Us,” spent five years as a storm chaser, so it’s only natural that her new novel should be called “The Stormchasers.”

She’ll be on hand to chat about both books at the Del City Library, 4509 SE 15th, on Friday, June 11, at 4:00p.m.  Blum’s talk is free and open to the public. 

“I’m looking forward to talking with Jenna,” said Del City librarian Lindsay Egle.  “She lives and teaches in Boston but she also travels around the country to talk about her books and writing.  She must be really good because I read that she’s visited with over 800 book clubs in the Boston area alone!”

Jenna Blum’s storm chasing experience came with the company Tempest Tours as its media correspondent.

“I’ve been fascinated with severe weather since I was four years old,” Blum told an interviewer, “when I saw a tornado at night in my grandmother’s southern Minnesota hometown. While everyone else was asleep, I hid under the living room couch and watched a black rope twister move slowly across the picture window, left to right.”

But beyond the excitement of chasing tornados, the novel also poses a moral question: what would you do, how far would you go, to save somebody you love?

If you have questions about Jenna Blum’s visit to the Del City Library, please call the library’s Information Desk at 405-672-1377.  For information about this or any Metropolitan Library System program, visit the MLS website, www.metrolibrary.org.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres. Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City. You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.