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Authors appearing at the Plainfield library next week

6/18/2015, 10:08 a.m.
Candace Fleming will do a meet-and-greet/signing on June 24 at the Plainfield Public Library, and two days later Maggie Lehrman ...
Maggie Lehrman, author of “The Cost of All Things,” do a presentation and book signing June 26 at the Plainfield Public Library.

Here are the details on two authors who will be making appearances at the Plainfield Public Library next week:

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Candace Fleming

Candace Fleming, 'Amelia Lost' author

Award-winning author Candace Fleming will be at the Plainfield Public Library District for a meet-and-greet and book signing from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. June 24. The library is located at 15025 S. Illinois St. in downtown Plainfield.

Fleming, known for her children’s novels, stories, biographies, historical picture books and short stories, is the author of “Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School,” “Lowii Discovers America,” “The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of the Russian Empire,” and many others.

She has won many awards for her work, including the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for “The Lincolns”; a Golden Kite Award for “Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart”; the California Young Reader Medal for “Boxes for Katie”; and a Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award.

During the meet-and-greet, Fleming will talk about the writing process and share the stories behind some of her books.

Copies of some of her books will be available for purchase, and a book signing will follow her presentation.

For more information about Fleming, visit http://www.candacefleming.com.

To register, go to the online calendar at www.plainfieldpubliclibrary.org or call 815-439-2877.

Maggie Lehrman, author of 'The Cost of All Things'

Maggie Lehrman, young adult author of “The Cost of All Things,” will visit the Plainfield Public Library for a presentation and book signing from 10 a.m. to noon June 26.

Her presentation, open to teens in grades 7 to 12 and adults, will take place in the Library’s large meeting room.

Lehrman will talk about the experience of writing a book and what it takes to develop a story. At the end of her presentation, there will be a voluntary writing exercise for the group. A book signing will follow the presentation.

“The Cost of All Things,” is a story about Ari, a teenager who decides to erase the memory of her boyfriend after his death. Ari soon realizes that spells come at a cost in this debut novel, which is told from alternating points of view.

Lehrman, who currently resides in Brooklyn, N.Y., grew up outside of Chicago before she got a degree in English at Harvard University. She worked as a children’s book editor before becoming an author.

For more information about Lehrman, visit her website at www.maggielehrman.com.

To register, go to the online calendar at www.plainfieldpubliclibrary.org or call 815-439-2877.