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YWW Southern Oregon: Mikko Azul

April 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Southern Oregon Young Willamette Writers would like to welcome MIKKO AZUL, author of the YA epic fantasy novel, The Staff of Fire and Bone, on April 7th to the Central Point Library for our next guest author workshop, “How to Create a Believable Fantasy World.”

Mikko wrote her first book in second grade, proudly scribbling the cover with crayons and binding with yarn. Mikko has always pursued knowledge of magic, secret societies, the occult, science and spirituality. As an adult, Mikko’s tastes broadened to include historical fiction and action-adventure. These influences can be found in her epic fantasy novels.

Mikko was raised in the Pacific Northwest. She spent her senior year abroad as an exchange student, exposing herself to various languages and cultures. She then joined the United States Marine Corps, serving our country in the 1980’s. Seeking the next adventure, Mikko traveled to the far reaches of Alaska to work on a catcher/processor boat out of Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands. Returning home, she took up SCUBA diving, hiking and Kung Fu.

Mikko’s debut novel Askari won a Moonbeam Children’s Book Award and took first place at the San Francisco Writer’s Conference. She lives on the shores of Puget Sound with her three sons.

Mikko’s newest YA fantasy, The Staff of Fire and Bone, takes its readers on an epic journey where Cédron Varkaras, already isolated as the Regent’s son, has a Shäeli demon for a mother. Approaching manhood, his demonic powers manifest, proof of his mother’s legacy. Cédron is blamed for the devastating ground shakes that have begun tearing the world apart, and he flees. Hunted by those who would kill him and others who want to exploit his powers, he races against time to find the real cause of the destruction. With little hope of redeeming himself or saving his world, Cédron must choose: become the hero that destiny has conspired to make him or join with the great demon and embrace his true heritage.
Join us on Aril 7th, 2018, from 10:00am until noon at the Central Point Library (116 South 3rd Street, Central Point). We’re open to all teens (age 13-18). Membership in Young Willamette Writers is $20 per year and includes not only the monthly workshops with published authors, but also:

·  raffle drawings at each workshop for free books from the visiting authors (winners will receive a copy of the author’s current book AND a copy for their SCHOOL LIBRARY, too!),

·   discussions and networking with writing industry professionals (like publishers and agents!),

·   and the opportunity to attend the WW conference in Portland in August!

Register at the workshop or online at http://willamettewriters.org/register/. We hope to see you there!

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Date:
April 7, 2018
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Venue

Central Point Library
116 South 3rd Street
Central Point, Oregon