Join us from 7-9PM October 2, 2014 for ‘An Evening with Author Amanda Flower’ at Executive Caterers Landerhaven.
Ursuline College-St. John College Alumnae Association presents ‘An Evening with Author Amanda Flower’
Author and Ursuline College’s Head of Bibliographic Services Amanda Flower’s first Children’s Book was nominated for an Agatha Award. The book, titled Andi Unexpected, is a mystery about a twelve-year-old science geek Andora ‘Andi’ Boggs and her teenage sister, Bethany, who move to rural Killdeer, Ohio after the sudden death of their parents in the jungles of Central America.
“In the upstanding tradition of Nancy Drew and Harriet the Spy, Andi is spunky and unafraid to take risks, though she draws the line when Colin’s life is threatened. Flower, an accomplished adult mystery author, offers here her first work for children, but not her last—sequels are on the way,” according to a review in Booklist.
I’m a UC librarian by day and a writer by night with four published novels to my name and three more coming in September of this year. In the summer, I spend a lot of my time off from the library writing my novels, traveling on book tours, and attending writing conferences. This summer was no exception, and I attended the Romance Writers of American Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, one of the largest writing conferences in the country.
The conference ran Wednesday, July 17-Saturday, July 20. The official start of the conference was the “Readers for Life” literacy signing. Five hundred authors from all over the United States and the world signed their novels. I was privileged to be one of those authors, along with some of the biggest names in Romance fiction, like Nora Roberts. The publishers donated the novels for the signing and the money from the sales went to organizations that support literacy. This year the signing raised over $52,000.
The rest of the conference was broken into workshops where both published authors and aspiring authors could learn something new about the craft of writing, publicity, or managing their writing business. The workshops were informative and fun. However for me, the best part of the conference was hanging out with my writer friends and meeting other authors.
I took time out of the conference during the day to visit the attractions in Atlanta, including the Georgia Aquarium and The World of Coca-Cola.
-Amanda Flower, Head of Bibliographic Services.