349: Signed YA collection from Author Holly Thompson

ITEM: Signed copies of two YA verse novels The Language Inside and Orchards by Holly Thompson, and Tomo: Friendship Through Fiction–An Anthology of Japan Teen Stories edited by Holly Thompson (www.hatbooks.com).

The Language Inside, Orchards, Tomo, by Holly Thompson
Holly ThompsonBIO: Holly Thompson (www.hatbooks.com) is author of the young adult novels in verse, The Language Inside and Orchards,winner of the APALA Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, and the adult novel Ash and picture book The Wakame Gatherers. Raised in Massachusetts but a longtime resident of Japan, she edited Tomo: Friendship Through Fiction—An Anthology of Japan Teen Stories to benefit teens affected by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. She is regional advisor of SCBWI Japan, and teaches creative writing and literature at Yokohama City University.

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About Candy Gourlay

Candy Gourlay is a Filipino author living in London. She was a journalist writing about dictators in the Third World before she took up a full time position battling dictators of the nappy-clad variety. She inadvertently became a web designer while avoiding doing the dishes. She takes procrastination to new levels by blogging, drawing and making YouTube videos for fun. Her debut novel Tall Story was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for eleven children’s book prizes including the Blue Peter prize. It won the Crystal Kite Children’s Book Prize for Europe. Her latest book is called Shine. www.candygourlay.com

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