Best-selling New York Times award winning author, Margaret Peterson Haddix, will visit Carnegie Public Library this Thursday to discuss her newest books, “The Summer of Broken Things and Children of Jubilee (Children of Exile series).”
Haddix, a Washington C.H. native, is scheduled to be at the library at 5:30 p.m. She will also provide a sneak preview of her upcoming 2019 books.
Books n’ More from Wilmington will be selling her books at the event.
Haddix grew up on a farm near Washington C.H. and graduated from Miami (Ohio) University with degrees in English/journalism, English/creative writing and history. Before her first book was published, she worked as a newspaper copy editor in Fort Wayne, Ind., a newspaper reporter in Indianapolis, and a community college instructor and freelance writer in Danville, Ill.
She has since written more than 40 books for kids and teens, including Running Out of Time; Double Identity; Uprising; The Always War; the Shadow Children series; the Missing series; the Children of Exile series; the Under Their Skin duology; and The Palace Chronicles. She also wrote Into the Gauntlet, the 10th book in the 39 Clues series. Her books have been honored with New York Times bestseller status, the International Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award; American Library Association Best Book and Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers notations; and numerous state reader’s choice awards. They have also been translated into more than 20 different languages.
Haddix and her husband, Doug, now live in Columbus. They are the parents of two grown kids.
For those who wish to attend, if arrival is after 6 p.m., the library staff asks that you enter by the front door on South North Street. The meeting will take place upstairs in the adult department by the fireplace.
Carnegie Public Library is located at 127 S. North St. in Washington C.H.