“Write what you know, and some will be able to relate”
– Miranda Kenneally
On Saturday Kat and I supported our local bookstore and went to an event featuring Miranda Kenneally, author of Catching Jordan.
Kennally had a great presence, she discussed how Catching Jordan was about breaking down gender stereotypes. She wanted to show that girls can do just about anything boys can.
We even learned a little bit more about her next books; Stealing Parker and A Bad, Bad Thing which deal with sexuality, abortion and religion. They sound really complex and original I can’t wait to read them !
She also told us that the rival schools in Catching Jordan were named after malls in Tennessee, so she wouldn’t hurt any other school’s feeling.
What was most memorable was meeting other book lovers and future YA authors at this event.