young adult literature

Arts and Humanities
2:26 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Louisville Native Sarah Combs Goes Back to Summer 'Geek Camp' For Debut Novel

Sarah Combs, author of "Breakfast Served Anytime."
Credit Courtesy of author

In Sarah Combs’ debut young adult novel, a bookish high schooler goes off to “geek camp” for gifted and talented students and comes out with a deeper understanding of Kentucky, its people and herself. To some extent, this is a story Combs herself lived – the Louisville native mined her own transformative experiences with Kentucky’s competitive summer programs when writing “Breakfast Served Anytime.”

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Arts and Humanities
5:01 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Kentucky Author Revisits Lost Colony Mystery in Debut Novel

Gwenda Bond’s debut young adult novel “Blackwood” (Strange Chemistry) revisits one of America’s most enduring mysteries. On modern-day Roanoke Island, 114 people disappear – the same number that vanished from the island's lost colony in the 16th century. Two misfit teens, Miranda (daughter of the town drunk) and Phillips (who hears the voices of the dead) team up to solve both mysteries in order to bring back their missing neighbors.

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