An item in the Books section of Asheville Citizen-Times issue of Sunday, November 20 by Hilliel Italie commented on winners of the National Book Foundation awards for 2011 and noted that one author, Lauren Myracle, was announced as an award finalist then asked to withdraw from contention for the award. Myracle is a WNC-born author now living in Ft. Collins, CO, and her present day book "Shine" is set in Transylvania County. This YA book deals with poverty, effects of drug misuse, a hate…Continue
Added by Donald Myracle on November 20, 2011 at 8:17pm — No Comments
Shine by WNC-born author Lauren Myracle is in the news. Who wants to talk about it? Look it over and let's discuss.
Added by Donald Myracle on October 18, 2011 at 12:27pm — No Comments
Those who are involved in YA literature might be interested in the discussion that took place on NPR's program Talk of the Nation that aired on Wednesday, July 6 when moderator Neil Conan invited Wall Street Journal critic Meghan Cox Gourdon and Lauren Myracle, author of Shine, the recently released YA book set in WNC to commen on the nature of contemporary YA books. A link to the audio podcast is below.…Continue
Added by Donald Myracle on July 8, 2011 at 9:31am — No Comments