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ABOUT THE WHISPERS

A middle grade debut that’s a heartrending coming-of-age tale, perfect for fans of Bridge to Terabithia and Counting By 7s.

Eleven-year-old Riley believes in the whispers, magical fairies that will grant you wishes if you leave them tributes. Riley has a lot of wishes. He wishes bullies at school would stop picking on him. He wishes Dylan, his 8th grade crush, liked him, and Riley wishes he would stop wetting the bed. But most of all, Riley wishes for his mom to come back home. She disappeared a few months ago, and Riley is determined to crack the case. He even meets with a detective, Frank, to go over his witness statement time and time again. 

Frustrated with the lack of progress in the investigation, Riley decides to take matters into his own hands. So he goes on a camping trip with his friend Gary to find the whispers and ask them to bring his mom back home. But Riley doesn’t realize the trip will shake the foundation of everything that he believes in forever.

“A realistic tale of coming to terms and coming-of-age, of friendship and loss, with a touch of magic and humor.”—Kirkus

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Greg Howard grew up near the coast of South Carolina. His hometown of Georgetown is known as the “Ghost Capital of the South” (seriously…there’s a sign), and was always a great source of material for his overactive imagination. Raised in a staunchly religious home, Greg escaped into the arts: singing, playing piano, acting, writing songs, and making up stories. Currently, Greg resides in Nashville, Tennessee, with his husband, Steve, and their three rescued fur babies Molly, Toby, and Riley.

Link to Publisher Site

 

Greg will be joined in conversation by Brooks Benjamin. Brooks lives in Tennessee with his wife and their incredibly spoiled dog. MY SEVENTH-GRADE LIFE IN TIGHTS (Delacorte/Random House) is his first novel.

http://www.brooksbenjamin.com/bio

 

Event Date: 
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 6:00pm
Address: 
517 Union Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37902
Books: 
The Whispers Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525517498
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 15th, 2019

My Seventh-Grade Life in Tights Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780553512533
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Yearling - April 11th, 2017