Dragon Mist Book Launch

Friday, December 11, 2015 - 6:00pm

Introducing . . . Dragon Mist . . . 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.

All that Omara and Thrax have ever known is their little dreary island, covered in fog, controlled by a medicine man whom everybody fears and despises...until two outsiders wash up in a shipwreck on the beach and their life takes a whole new turn… Dragon Mist is the first book in a potential trilogy 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 looking at a few web-tools, including some “Save the Cat” beat sheets, the group 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 11, 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