XENIA, OH – Blue Jacket Books, located at 60 S. Detroit St. in Xenia, Ohio, will host a reading and book signing by noted Cincinnati author Liz Coley from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday February 16th.
Originally from San Diego, CaliforniaLiz Coley is a prolific author of young adult science fiction and fantasy. Her published works include six short stories and two novels, including her newest work, Pretty Girl-13, a contemporary psychological thriller set for a 2013 release by Harper Collins, Katherine Tegen Books. Her work is also featured in three recently published anthologies, The Last Man Anthology: Tales of Catastrophe, Disaster, and Woe, Strange Worlds Anthology and More Scary Kisses.
“I vividly remember my teenage years, and while I know things have changed, the emotions of those years are universal,” Coley says. “I think that’s why my stories speak to teens and to people who ever were teens.”
During her presentation, Coley will offer her own insight on the writing process and read from her book, Out of Xibalba, (pronounced Shi-bal-ba) a young adult novel about a teenage Ohio girl thrown back in time over a thousand years. Finding herself in pre-Columbian Belize and mistaken for a Mayan goddess, the young heroine is immersed in the culture of her father’s ancestors. The fast-paced story is told from two points of view and based on the Mayan prophecy foretelling the end of time on December 21, 2012.
The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Copies of Out of Xibalba will be on sale at the event for $14.99. Blue Jacket Books is south of the Greene County Courthouse, just off Main St., downtown. For more information visit the author’s website, http://www.LCTeen.com or contact her publicist, Gery L. Deer, at (937) 902-4857.