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Girls Gone SciFi Authors came to PHS March 20, 2015

     
Girls Gone SciFi Authors (from left to right):  Jessica Brody, Claudia Gray, Jessica Khoury and Melissa Landers


On Friday, March 20, we hosted 4 young adult science fiction authors.  They spoke to classes 4th period and then met with any interested students and staff in Titan Center at lunch.  In anticipation of their visit the library will hosted two contests: an online daily trivia contest and a coloring contest.  For more information about the authors see the web page Girls Gone SciFi (created and maintained by senior Shannon Shaffer).



Mitchell Sturhann and Stephanie Diaz 11/14/14

   
 


 

   
 

Melissa de la Cruz 4/15/14

About the Author:

Melissa de la Cruz

Melissa de la Cruz grew up in Manila, Philippines and moved to San Francisco with her family in 1985.  She graduated high school salutatorian from The Convent of the Sacred Heart. Ms de la Cruz went to Columbia University and graduated with a B.A. with majors  in art history and English (and minors in nightclubs and shopping!)

She has worked as a computer programmer, a journalist and fashion/beauty editor. She published her first article when she was 25. She has numerous NY Times bestsellers, both written for adults and young adults. 

Her young adult novels include:

  • The Au Pairs series
  • The Blue Bloods series
  • The Wolf Pact series
  • The Ashleys series
  • Frozen (1st in Heart of Dread series)
  • The Ring and the Crown (coming 4/1)

All of the information above was taken from The Official Website of Author, Melissa de la Cruz.  To find more about her visit it at http://melissa-delacruz.com/


Sara Farizan 10/25/13

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Kiersten White 4/4/13

Author Visit 2013


Learn More About the Author:

 Kiersten White's Blog
 Kiersten White Interview about Mind Games from Book Blogging
Kiersten White Interview from Swoontini (3/7/2012)
Wouldn't You Like to Know Kiersten White VOYA Interview  (3/21/2012)
Kiersten White Paranormalcy YouTube Interview (7/20/2010)

Mind Games Videos:



Paranormalcy Videos:




Supernaturally Videos



Endlessly Videos:




Mary E. Pearson 3/29/12

 

 

More Butterflies:

These were displayed on the walls of the library for the Mary E. Pearson visit.  Now they are inspirations on display in the author's office.



March 29, 2012 

10:38 - 11:38  Author will present to invited classes in the Library

Lunch   Author will lunch with interested students in K-1.  Bring your own lunch, dessert provided.

Mysterious Galaxy will be selling copies of Ms. Pearson's books throughout the day. Autographing encouraged.

Book Prices (20% off retail, sales tax included):

 The Fox Inheritance
 $14.75
 The Adoration of Jenna Fox   $7.75
 The Miles  Between
 $7.75
 A Room on Lorelei Street     
 $6.50
 Scribbler of Dreams
$5.25

Please make checks payable to Mysterious Galaxy.

Mysterious Galaxy also accepts Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express.




 
 
 


Contest Questions & Winners

 3/5 Monday's ?
What does the butterfly symbolize in The Adoration of Jenna Fox?
Monday's Correct Answer:
10% of the brain recovered from Jenna after the accident.
 
Monday's
Winners
:
Divona Roy
Anna Nordstrom

 3/6 Tuesday's?
In The House on Lorelei Street what was Zoe's secret?
Tuesday's Correct Answer:
Her father attempted to molest her and her mother was an alcoholic.
Tuesday's Winners:
Divona Roy
Rose Powell
  3/7 Wednesday's?
What is Mary E. Pearson's all time favorite book?
 Wednesday's Correct Answer:
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
Wednesday's Winners:
Chris Kusunoki
Divona Roy
Rose Powell
Anna Nordstrom
Samantha Maddo

3/8 Thursday's?

What is Mary E. Pearson's bachelors degree in?
Thursday's Correct Answer:
 
Art
Thursday's Winners:
Nikki Gupta
Anna Nordstrom
Rose Powell
Divona Roy
 3/9 Friday's?

Many have compared the feud in Scribbler of Dreams to that in Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, but author Pearson says it is more like another famous feud.  Which one?

 Friday's Correct Answer:
Hatfield-McCoy
Friday's Winners:
Rose Powell
Divona Roy

3/12 Monday's?
Who was Ms. Pearson's
12th grade English teacher?

 

Monday's Correct Answer:
Mr. Kirk

Monday's
Winners:

Divona Roy
Anna Nordstrom
Rose Powell
Nikki Gupta
Mikayla Correll
Ashley Campillo

3/13 Tuesday's?

Ms. Pearson's favorite line from a book is: "So now do you know why books are hated and feared? They show the pores in the face of life".  What is the title and author of the book?

Tuesday's Correct Answer:
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Tuesday's Winners:

Divona Roy
Anna Nordstrom
Rose Powell
Nikki Gupta
Mikayla Correll
Ashley Campillo

3/14 Wednesday's?
What kind and color of car did Destiny borrow in The Miles Between?

Wednesday's Correct Answer:

a pink convertible

Wednesday's Winners:
Anna Nordstrom
Rose Powell
Nikki Gupta
Divona Roy

3/15 Thursday's?
What disease inspired the writing of The Adoration of Jenna Fox?

Thursday's Correct Answer: 
Cancer

Thursday's Winners:
Divona Roy
Anna Nordstrom
Nikki Gupta
Nghi Tran
Duc Tran
Ashley Campillo
Rose Powell

 

3/16 Friday's?
What breed(s) of dogs does Mary E. Pearson have?

 

Friday's Correct Answer:
This one we may need to ask her about.  According to her website she has 2 golden retrievers.  Her blog hints at a bulldog as well.

 

Friday's Winners:

Anna Nordstrom
Divona Roy
Rose Powell
Mikayla Correll
Nghi Tran
Duc Tran
Samantha Maddox
Nikki Gupta

 3/19 Monday's?
List one readalike title from EBSCO NovelistPlus for The Adoration of Jenna Fox.

Monday's
Correct Answer:

Many correct answers including:
Delirium by Lauren Oliver, Across The Universe by Beth Revis, As I Wake by Elizabeth Scott

Monday's
Winners:

Divona Roy
Rose Powell
Anna Nordstrom
Nikki Gupta
Ashley Campillo
Mikayla Correll

 3/20 Tuesday's?
What are Mary Pearson's 3 favorite pizza toppings?
Tuesday's Correct Answer:
mushroom, pepperoni and olives
Tuesday's Winners:
Divona Roy
Anna Nordstrom
Nghi Tran
Brenda Martinez-Gonzalez
Nguyen Quang
Rose Powell

3/21 Wednesday's?
What Enya song is on the author’s playlist for The Adoration of Jenna Fox?

Wednesday's Correct Answer:
Shepherd Moons

Wednesday's Winners:
Divona Roy
Rose Powell
Anna Nordstrom

3/22 Thursday's?
How many copies of The Adoration of Jenna Fox are there total in all of  PUSD?

Thursday's Correct Answer:  19

 Thursday's Winners:
Nikki Gupta
Divona Roy
Anna Nordstorm
Nghi Tran
Rose Powell

 3/23 Friday's?
Who said the following and about what book? “In this futuristic follow-up, Pearson pries open the most haunting element of Jenna Fox's world:  disembodied minds trapped in computers. Questions of human identity and nightmarish medical technology drive this riveting, thought-provoking sequel.”

 

Friday's Correct Answer:
Suzanne Collins, Hunger Games author reviewed The Fox Inheritance

 

Friday's Winners:
Nghi Tran
Duc Tran
Rose Powell

3/26 Monday's ?
What is the title of Ms. Pearson's short story, only available in ebook, that includes some of the characters from Jenna Fox?
Monday's Correct Answer:
The Rotten Beast
Monday's
Winners:

Divona Roy
Anna Nordstrom
Nikki Gupta
Mikayla Correll
Rose Powell
Nghi Tran
 3/27 Tuesday's?
According to Enna Isilee, if Kara Manning could send a six word or less message to the world, what would it be?
 Tuesday's Correct Answer:
Someone must always pay.
Tuesday's Winners:
Divona Roy
Rose Powell
Regan Watt
Anna Nordstrom
Nghi Tran
Nikki Gupta
Ashley Campillo
  3/28 Wednesday's?
List the first names of two new characters in The Fox Inheritance that were not in The Adoration of Jenna Fox.
 Wednesday's Correct Answer:
Dot Jefferson
Gatsbro
Meisha
Wednesday's Winners:
Divona Roy
Anna Nordstrom
Rose Powell