Virtual Author Visit, Gretchen McNeil, May 6

The Auburn Public Library is excited to host an author visit with YA
mystery author, Gretchen McNeil! Gretchen will be presenting a PowerPoint about
how her life in the arts (as a former child dancer, trained opera singer,
circus performer, and cartoon voice over artist) has influenced her life in
becoming a writer, followed by a Q&A.

“Gretchen McNeil is the author of the YA horror/suspense novels POSSESS,
3:59, RELIC, GET EVEN, GET DIRTY, and TEN (a YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for
Reluctant Young Adult Readers, a Romantic Times Top Pick, and a Booklist
Top Ten Horror Fiction for Youth) all with Balzer + Bray for HarperCollins.
Gretchen’s first YA contemporary I’M NOT YOUR MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRL, also
with Balzer + Bray, hit shelves in 2016, and then she returned to her
horror-comedy roots with #MURDERTRENDING (Barnes & Noble Best Books of
2018, ILA 2019 Young Adults’ Choices Reading list, YALSA’s 2019 Quick Picks
for Reluctant Young Readers, and was voted the #1 choice on YALSA’s 2019
Teens’ Top Ten list) and the sequel #MURDERFUDNING for Disney/Freeform. The
series continued in 2020 with the companion novel NO ESCAPE.

Gretchen’s novels have been published internationally in Chinese, Spanish,
Turkish, French, Thai, and Czech. *Ten: Murder Island*, the film adaptation
of TEN starring China Anne McClain (*Descendants 2*, *Black Lightning*),
Rome Flynn (*The Bold and the Beautiful*), and Callan McAuliffe (*The
Walking Dead, Flipped, I am Number Four*), premiered on Lifetime in 2017.
GET EVEN and GET DIRTY have been adapted as the series *Get Even* for
BBC/Netflix, which premiered in 2020.”

For more information or to register, contact the Reference Desk at
207-333-6640 ext. 4 or email kchase@auburnpubliclibrary.org. This program
will be held via Zoom; please provide an email address when registering as
participants will be emailed  a link for the program the day of the event.