Laura Schlitz, Park’s Lower School Librarian, is a masterful storyteller. Just ask our students! Her latest work, Splendors and Glooms (Candlewick Press), is a Victorian gothic-thriller — darkly comic, atmospheric, intricately detailed, and exquisitely crafted. Eagerly awaited and met with wonderful reviews, it is sure to bewitch and beguile readers in every way.
Join us at Park for a celebration of Splendors and Glooms Thursday, September 6, 2012. Book talk and signing. Light refreshments. Location: Lower School Library. Click here to RSVP. (We’d love to know how many people to expect!)
Books are for sale now in the Lower School Library: Splendors and Glooms, The Night Fairy, Hero Schliemann, Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!, A Drowned Maiden’s Hair, and The Bearskinner. Click here for pricing and for information about the books by our other acclaimed children’s author, Twig C. George.
From Laura’s interview with Sue Corbett in Publisher’s Weekly:
Would you rather be writing full-time?
No, I wouldn’t give up the children. They are an inspiration to me. To be with real children and hear about what they love to read, I don’t want to do without that. And Park is a remarkable school. It has a kind of electricity in the air and an energy that is stimulating. People who work there fall under the spell of the place. Like I have.
Click here to read the whole interview.
Click here to see an article from The Baltimore Sun: Newbery Winner Laura Amy Schlitz Publishes her Magnum Opus.
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