Teen book authors Kiera Cass and Megan Shepherd to speak Feb. 12


   WINSTON-SALEM – Teen book authors Kiera Cass and Megan Shepherd will discuss their new books, writing for teens and their inspirations, during an event at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Southside Public Library, 3185 Buchanan St. It is free and open to the public.
Shepherd is the author of “The Madman’s Daughter,” a New Voices Pick by the American Booksellers Association in 2013 and the No. 1 Most Requested Book of 2012 on Goodreads. Her latest book, “Her Dark Curiosity,” is the second installment of the Gothic thriller series; this one is inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” Shepherd grew up in the North Carolina mountains and spent a lot of time in her parents’ independent bookstore, Highland Books. Her first book was selected as Book Club Pick of the Month by Seventeen magazine.
   Cass’s “The Selection” has been described as “reality TV meets dystopian fairy tale. Cass grew up in South Carolina and earned a degree in history from Radford University; she lives in Blacksburg, Va. “The Selection” was named as the Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction in the Final Round of the 2012 Goodreads Choice Awards.
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