Local author Barbara Pietron will be appearing at the Southfield Public Library (26300 Evergreen Road, Southfield 48076) to promote her debut young adult book Thunderstone on Wednesday, June 4 at 7:00pm. As a special feature, when you purchase a book a copy of the book Bobkat Art will draw a commemorative Thunderstone caricature featuring you! There will even be cupcakes!! This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Book Beat. Don’t miss this fun-filled event!
“…well-written and entertaining… Jeni makes for a likeable protagonist that readers will identify with.” – Publishers Weekly
“Sneaking out at night, driving without a license, and falling for a guy weren’t things fifteen-year-old Jeni expected to do while visiting Lake Itasca, Minnesota with her family. The guy, Ice, turns out to be the local medicine man’s apprentice, and when he tells Jeni she’s connected to the spirit world, her first instinct is to run. But after Ice’s stories of a mythical underwater monster – that Jeni allegedly released – prove true, she realizes it’s up to her to contain the beast. Jeni must first convince herself that she’s able, and then save the locals, Ice, and ultimately herself.”- publisher description
Read an interview with author Barbara Pietron here
After years in the corporate world, Barbara Pietron found herself with a second chance to decide what she wanted to be when she grew up. Her lifetime love of books and the written word returned one answer: writer. Drawing from her experience with technical writing, she began by writing non-fiction magazine pieces and achieved both regional and national publication. Her success encouraged her to complete a novel. She learned much from her first manuscript, critiques, books, contests, and blogs. Barbara has a few other novels in the works, including a Thunderstone sequel. If she’s not reading or writing, she likes to walk, garden, and sew. She works in a library and lives in Royal Oak, Michigan with her husband, daughter, and their cat–who often acts like a dog.