Wednesday, November 4, 2009

November 16, 2009 Roundtable Meeting: Adrienne Kress

Our next Roundtable Meeting is taking place on Monday, November 16, 2009 at 7:30pm and will feature Adrienne Kress.

Adrienne Kress is a writer and actress born and raised in Toronto, Canada. It was only natural that Adrienne, the daughter of two high school English teachers, should fall in love with both creating and performing the written word. Adrienne wrote her first novel, Alex and the Ironic Gentleman, while living in the UK.

Although Alex is Adrienne’s first book, it was snapped up almost immediately by publishers around the world. It earned a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly, and Adrienne was featured in the New York Post’s “Post Potter Picks” column (August 18, 2007) as one of six authors who have a chance to fill the void left by J.K. Rowling.

Timothy and the Dragon’s Gate was released in January 2009. It is both a sequel to Alex and the Ironic Gentleman and a stand-alone novel. The protagonist, Timothy, has his adventure at the same tome as the Alex has hers, meeting up with her halfway through the novel. It is being published by 5 publishers in 4 languages (so far) and has garnered rave reviews from Quill and Quire and Publisher’s Weekly.

Her short story “The Portal” is a part of the Wow! 365 anthology published by Scholastic, UK.