Traverse City National Writers Series: Featuring Maggie Stiefvater

Traverse City National Writers Series: Maggie Stiefvater is a critically acclaimed and best-selling author, known for her Wolves of Mercy Falls Trilogy, which has been receiving attention similar to The Hunger Games and Twilight franchises. Wildly popular with teens and families, Stiefvater is also a much-followed Bookends blogger and reviewer of books for youth for Booklist. Most recently, she was featured in an interview with NPR for her novel, The Raven Boys. And she's coming to Traverse City for the National Writiers Series!

See Stiefvater speak with guest host Lynn Rutan at City Opera House in Traverse City, September 27, 2012. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and the event begins at 7:00 p.m. This is a rare opportunity for kids and families to attend the Traverse City National Writers Series together, so make sure to get your tickets, starting at just $15, and secure your seats.

Stiefvater's books have premiered to overwhelming critical and commercial success, and garnered special attention from the movie industry hoping to replicate the box office triumphs of The Hunger Games and the Twilight franchise. Warner Brothers is now producing The Scorpio Races, a thrilling adventure story that follows a young woman who enters her first horse race on the tiny island of Thisby. The twist? The heroine’s big challenge is to finish the race alive. Booklist hailed this utterly original novel as a “YA (young adult) blockbuster.”

Warner Brothers has also optioned Stiefvater’s best-selling Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy, which includes Shiver, Linger and Forever. The trilogy is a darkly compelling Romeo and Juliet love story between a young girl and a boy hiding a terrible secret.

All three books debuted as New York Times best-sellers and were named as Best Books for Young Adults by the American Library Association.

At this special event, Stiefvater will sit down with renowned book reviewer Lynn Rutan to discuss her work and unusual path to success, which included stints as a musician, calligraphy instructor, waitress and technical editor before breaking through as a novelist. She’ll also debut her highly anticipated new series, The Raven Boys (published September 18, 2012), a supernatural romance about a boy on the hunt for a vanished Welsh king.

Stiefvater writes her young adult books with a sophistication that appeals to teens and adults alike. Her imaginative wit, intelligence and daring style are guaranteed to make her a hit with audiences of all ages!

Listen to the 9/16/12 NPR Sunday Weekend Edition interview with Maggie Stiefvater

For tickets to see Maggie Stiefvater at the Traverse City National Writers Series, call the City Opera House box office at 231.941.8082 or click here to visit their online box office.

Visit the National Writers Series website to learn more about this unique year-round book festival.

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