Judy Christie is the author of nine novels, including “Wreath, A Girl,” optioned for film/TV, twice named Pulpwood Queen Book Club Teen Book of the Year, and read in a variety of schools. A veteran journalist, Judy writes a weekly book column for The Shreveport Times. She is also the author of seven nonfiction books. More information is available at judychristie.com and at Facebook.com/JudyChristieAuthor.
10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
State Library of Louisiana, 2nd Floor Meeting Room
The Plot Thickens: YA Mystery and Intrigue
11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
B&N Jr. Tent
Wreath, In Summer: A Wreath Willis Novel
Wreath Willis expects a summer of fun in Landry, Louisiana—with a roof over her head, an almost-boyrfriend, a growing group of people who care for her, and the vile Big Fun behind bars. But the arrival of an unnerving—and oddly intriguing—stranger catapults Wreath into a predicament that threatens her friendships and future. The stranger is desperate to find his sister, who may or may not be the victim of foul play. Wreath can’t resist the urge to get involved—she knows a little about desperation, after all—but is that a good idea?
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