Dragon Fire Book Launch

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 6:00pm

Introducing . . . Dragon Fire . . . and meet the dynamic young authors from the Book Passage INK group who wrote it! Only kids could live it…only kids could write it. 

Setting off across the ice, Omara, Thrax, Josh, and Charlotte are determined to find the next bead in their quest to control the dragons. New enemies include a terrifying, armored dragon bot and new friends include the eight-year old ninja-fairy Fay. The second book of this trilogy was written by the members of INK, our dynamic book club for 10-13 year olds. You only have sit in on INK for a few minutes to realize that you’re surrounded by avid readers and natural storytellers who have an instinctive appreciation of character, world-building, and plot. So, creating a book was a natural progression. After a visit from Eric Elfman, screenwriter and co-author of middle grade novels Tesla’s Attic and Edison’s Alley, the INK members decided they wanted to write one of their own. After successfully publishing their first book Dragon Mist, the group dove right into working on their second book, Dragon Fire. They spent several sessions under the guidance of Amanda Conran, the book club facilitator, discussing setting, characters, backstory, and plot. Ideas were thrown out thick and fast and everyone agreed to the contents of each chapter before moving on. The whiteboard was filled, photographed, and then filled again. Between sessions INK members illustrated the characters, setting, and key moments in the book. Conran suggested brief descriptions of each chapter to ensure consistency, and the INK members then wrote the text. A couple more sessions were spent writing key moments and preparing the flap copy. And then? The book was ready for publication!

Please join us for our official book launch with readings by the authors on December 16, at 6pm. Net proceeds from the book will be given to “Giving Tree,” which gives books to disadvantaged children in our community.

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925