Kim Terry, Director of Marketing and Communications
Published: March 18, 2013
“Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness.” The Girl of Fire and Thorns, a novel of high fantasy for young adults, tells the story of Elisa, the younger of two princesses, who just might turn out to be the chosen one.
Author Rae Carson, who has also completed a sequel called “The Crown of Embers,” will be visiting five Metropolitan Library System locations from March 26-28 to meet her readers and chat with them about her books and the life of an author.
In brief, she admits, “I’m a nerd,” but she confesses to wanting to be a writer since she was eight years old and she cut her first class to have more time for reading. “I pretended I needed to use the bathroom,” Carson said, “and snuck over to the library to check out another Nancy Drew book. I lost track of time, got back to class late, and I’ve been making up stories ever since.”
She makes up some good ones. Her first fantasy novel was named to the American Library Association’s Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults list.
Her library programs are free and open to the public, but are most suitable for teens and adults.
For more information about this or any Metropolitan Library System program, visit the MLS website, www.metrolibrary.org.
Schedule of visits:
The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 14 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Almonte, Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Patience S. Latting Northwest, 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.