Local Author, @writerSharon, Celebrates Book Launch with Local Events and Blog Tour

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Chasing at the Surface
By Sharon Mentyka
WestWinds Press
October 4, 2016
Ages 8-12
ISBN: 1943328609

Local Author, Sharon Mentyka,
Celebrates Book Launch with Local Events and Blog Tour

Family Friendly Book Signing Events Throughout the Seattle Metro Area

Seattle, Wash.
—September 20, 2016—Author Sharon Mentyka is celebrating the release of her new novel for young readers, CHASING AT THE SURFACE, with a blog tour October 2-9, 2016. Mentyka will celebrate locally with the following family friendly events:

October 8, 2016 10:00 am Book Launch & Giveaway Fresh Flours Bakery, Phinney Ridge, Seattle WA
October 13, 2016 4:00 pm Presentation and Reading Village Books, Bellingham, WA
October 20-21, 2016 5:00 pm Meet & Greet, Book Signing Griffin Bay Books, Friday Harbor, WA
October 25, 2016 7:00 pm Book Talk & Reading University Bookstore, Seattle, WA
October 29, 2016 4:00 pm Presentation & Reading The Whale Center, Langley, WA
November 20, 2016 5:00 pm Meet & Greet, Book Signing Wild Arts Festival, Portland, OR

Inspired by an actual event, CHASING AT THE SURFACE is the story of a young girl’s courage and the healing power of nature. After her mother unexpectedly leaves home, 12-year old Marisa struggles with her feelings of loss and abandonment just as a pod of nineteen orca whales—mothers with their new calves following a run of chum salmon—become entrapped in the enclosed inlet near her Northwest home.

sharon_mentyka1About the Author – Sharon Mentyka

Sharon Mentyka has a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and an MFA from the Whidbey Writers Workshop, WA. Her stories and essays have been published in various literary magazines for both children and adults, including Columbia Kids, a publication of the Washington State History Museum, Soundings Review, and Cricket magazine. B in the World, an illustrated chapter book about a gender nonconforming child, was published in 2014. In addition to design and writing, Mentyka offers elementary and middle school visits.  For more information or to schedule a visit, check SharonMentyka.com and follow her on Twitter at @writerSharon.

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