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Book News: Kami Garcia, Co-Author of Beautiful Creatures, Comes to Bethesda, Feb. 23

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Kami Garcia, one of the authors of Beautiful Creatures, will be in Bethesda, Md., at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at 2 p.m. signing books and talking about the first book in a series of fantasy and science fiction novels, which was recently made into a movie, which opened in time for Valentine’s Day.

About the book:

A supernatural love story set in the South, “Beautiful Creatures” tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers:  Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich), a young man longing to escape his small town, and Lena (Alice Englert), a mysterious new girl.  Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town.

There is a ton of buzz about the movie as there was about the books:

“The Beautiful Creatures novels contain a potent mix of the gothic, the mythic, and the magical. Readers can look forward to more of what they love in the final installment, Beautiful Redemption, as they follow Ethan’s compelling journey to its bittersweet close. With original characters, complex world building, and crackling prose, this is masterful storytelling.” – Deborah Harkness, New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches

“In the Gothic tradition of Ann Rice…Give this to fans of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight of HBO’s True Blood series.” – School Library Journal

“Gorgeously crafted, atmospheric, and original.” – Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Lovely

About the Author:

Kami grew up outside of Washington DC, wore lots of black, and spent hours writing poetry in spiral notebooks. As a girl with Southern roots, she has always been fascinated by the paranormal and believes in lots of things “normal” people don’t. She’s very superstitious and would never sleep in a room with the number “13″ on the door. When she is not writing, Kami can usually be found watching disaster movies, listening to Soundgarden, or drinking Diet Coke.

Kami has an MA in education, and taught in the Washington DC area until she moved to Los Angeles, where she was a teacher & Reading Specialist for 14 years. In addition to teaching, Kami was a professional artist and led fantasy book groups for children and teens. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, son, daughter, and their dogs Spike and Oz (named after characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer).

I hope everyone considers heading out to Bethesda this weekend to catch Kami and pick up a book for themselves and a few friends.

Barnes & Noble (4801 Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814)

Saturday, February 23 at 2:00 pm