Young Adult authors Terry Farish and Elizabeth Atkinson will discuss how good stories written for teens and children are great for all ages at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 25, during Meet the Author, a monthly online series hosted by the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library.

The two award-winning Maine authors will talk about issues challenging today’s youth, as well as offer tips on getting your children and teens to read. And you might be surprised to hear how many adults enjoy their books too.

Terry Farish writes picture books, Young Adult novels, and nonfiction, and has won the American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults. Many of her books for children and teens are about families who have come to the U.S. as refugees, including Either the Beginning or the End of the World, winner of the Maine Literary Award for YA literature. “Farish’s writing is haunting… An excellent choice for readers seeking a less than neatly packaged love story…” says School Library Journal.

Elizabeth Atkinson, author of several pre-teen novels, writes heartfelt coming-of-age stories set in New England. Best known in Maine for her novel, The Island of Beyond (inspired by summers on Kezar Lake), her books have gathered several honors, including three Gold Moonbeams, the International Book Award for Children’s Fiction, and the National Council of English Teachers Notable Book Award. Kirkus Book Reviews says, “Atkinson deftly portrays the intense self-consciousness that is an inherent part of the transition between childhood and adolescence…”

To learn more about Terry and Elizabeth, please visit their websites: and

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