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Ocean County Library Welcomes Laura Sebastian to “Dive into YA” Virtual Series

April 26, 2021

TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library invites fans of the best-selling “Ash Princess” series to join a virtual chat with its creator, Laura Sebastian, 6 PM Thursday, May 13.

The program is part of the Library’s ongoing “Dive into YA: It’s Not Just for Teens” series, which aims to show how real issues, vivid writing, diverse characters and imaginative concepts propel Young Adult literature beyond traditional age categories.

According to the writer’s website, www.laurasebastianwrites.com, her first adult fantasy book, Half Sick of Shadows, is scheduled for a summer release. The first volume of her new YA series, Castles in Their Bones, is scheduled to be published this autumn.

The “Ash Princess” trilogy debuted in 2018. It follows the exploits of a young royal, forced into imprisonment, whose keen intellect guides her struggle to regain her nation.

The series is presented in partnership with Booktowne, Manasquan, NJ. Attendees will receive a 10% discount for Booktowne that can be used through their website.

Registration for this free program is required at www.theoceancountylibrary.org/events. Registrants will receive a link by email to join the program.

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