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Meet award-winning author, A. S. King, as she discusses her novel, Me and Marvin Gardens, and anything else on her mind. The first 75 registrants receive their own free copy of the book.  Registration is required. An e-mail address is required with your registration in order for us to provide you with the link to the Zoom meeting.

About Me and Marvin Gardens: Obe Devlin has problems. His family's farmland has been taken over by developers to be turned into subdivisions. His best friend Tommy has abandoned him and he keeps getting nosebleeds. As he cleans up trash at the nearby creek, he discovers a strange creature who eats plastic and poops toxic waste. The animal--Marvin Gardens--becomes Obe's best friend and biggest secret. But to keep him safe from the developers and Tommy and his friends, Obe must make a decision that might change everything.

A.S. King has been called “One of the best Y.A. writers working today” by the New York Times Book Review. King is the author of highly-acclaimed novels including 2020 Michael L. Printz Award winner and LA Times Book Prize finalist DIG, 2016's Still Life with Tornado, 2015’s surrealist I Crawl Through ItGlory O'Brien's History of the Future, Reality Boy, the 2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prize winner Ask the PassengersEverybody Sees the Ants, 2011 Michael L. Printz Honor Book Please Ignore Vera Dietz among others. She also writes Middle Grade fiction as Amy Sarig King.