15 and a Published Author: Meet Kieryn Nicolas

Edited to add: Kieryn posted about her experience at Starbucks in Mount Prospect!!

Date: Monday, 6/14/2010 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
For Students and Teens in grades 6 – 12.

Yes, just 15 and a published author. What’s that like? How did it happen? Ask her yourself when she comes to Starbucks (One West Rand Road) to read from her recently published novel, Rain. Released as an e-book (think Kindle) and available in hardcover this August, Rain is a mystery with break-ins, abductions, narrow escapes, and stolen birth certificates.

Kieryn is the youngest teen author to work with Echelon Press in the Young Adult category. She is a high school freshman (though she actually wrote the story when she was 13) who enjoys the normal stuff: writing, school, her yellow lab and black cat, spending time with friends, and chocolate. Talk to her about her pitch session with the publisher, the editing process (is it anything like English class?), and how she came up with the idea for the book. Advanced copies of her printed book will be available for purchase.

This program is presented by the Mount Prospect Public Library and will be held at the Starbucks at One West Rand Road, just down Kensington from Prospect High School.

Check out Kieryn’s youtube video!