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Authors Adam Sass and Terry J. Benton-Walker in conversation (virtual)

October 11, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a Zoom discussion with authors and best friends, Terry J. Benton Walker & Adam Sass as we celebrate their book releases! Your Lonely Nights Are Over (released September 12), is a YA thriller/horror billed as ‘Scream meets Clueless‘ in which gay teen BFFs find their friendship tested when a serial killer starts targeting their school’s Queer Club. Alex Wise vs. the End of the World (released September 26th) is a MG adventure/fantasy where one 12-year-old boy is up against the forces of evil as he tries to stop the Four Horsemen from taking over the world in the start to a wildly funny and addictive series about accepting yourself and finding your inner hero.

While these are middle grade and young adult books, patrons of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend! There will be an audience Q&A towards the end of the program. This program will be recorded and posted on our YouTube channel after this event.

This program is sponsored by the Pollard Memorial Library Foundation.

About the authors:

Terry J. Benton-Walker is the bestselling author of the young adult contemporary fantasy series Blood Debts, which is published by Tor Teen in the US and Canada and Hodderscape in the UK.

Alex Wise vs the End of the World is Terry’s apocalyptic middle grade contemporary fantasy series debut, which is published by Labyrinth Road and Random House Children’s.

Terry is also editing and contributing to The White Guy Dies First, a young adult horror anthology featuring 13 subversive stories by authors of color that releases August 2024 from Tor Teen.

Terry grew up in rural GA and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech and a Master’s in Business Administration from Georgia State. He lives in Atlanta with his husband and son. When he’s not writing, he can be found gaming, eating ice cream, or both.

Connect with Terry on Twitter (@tjbentonwalker), Instagram and TikTok (@icecreamvicelord), or his website:

Adam Sass began writing books in Sharpie on the backs of Starbucks pastry bags. (He’s sorry it distracted him from making your latte.)

His debut YA novel, SURRENDER YOUR SONS, was named a best book of the year by Kirkus and Foreword INDIES, best first novel for young readers by ALA Booklist, won the Gold Medal for YA Fiction at the IPPY Awards, and was a selection for ALA’s Rainbow Book List for 2022.

His newest YA novel, THE 99 BOYFRIENDS OF MICAH SUMMERS, was named a Best Book of 2022 by Seventeen Magazine and The Children’s Book Council, as well as received rave starred reviews from ALA Booklist and School Library Journal. Adam has been featured in Teen Vogue, Buzzfeed, and is a frequent guest on The Savage Lovecast.

His newest book, a teen slasher, YOUR LONELY NIGHTS ARE OVER, pitched as Scream meets Clueless, arrived everywhere September 12th. He lives in Los Angeles with his husband and dachshunds. Follow him across all socials at TheAdamSass.

Host: Pollard Memorial Library

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This event is being promoted as part of the 2023 Lowell City of Learning Festival, which is a project under the fiscal sponsorship of the Greater Lowell Community Foundation.