Friday, October 1, 2010
Sarvenaz Tash: THE MAPMAKER AND THE GHOST
BIO: Sarvenaz Tash was born in Tehran, Iran and grew up on Long Island, New York - therefore she can't pronounce water without putting an extra 'w' in there where it shouldn't be. She has a BFA in Film & Television from New York University and has dabbled in all sorts of writing including screenwriting, copy writing and professional tweeting. Currently she is focusing on middle grade fiction writing, which she loves. Sarvenaz lives in Brooklyn, NY. Here's how you pronounce her name: Sar (like the first part in Sara) - ve (rhymes with meh) - naz (like the rapper or rhymes with because).
DEBUT: THE MAPMAKER AND THE GHOST (Walker, April 24, 2012)
Goldenrod Moram loves nothing better than a good quest. Intrepid, curious, and full of a well-honed sense of adventure, she decides to start her own exploring team fashioned after her idols, the explorers Lewis and Clark, and to map the forest right behind her home. This task is complicated, however, by a series of unique events—a chance encounter with a mysterious old lady has her searching for a legendary blue rose. Another encounter lands her in the middle of a ragtag gang of brilliant troublemakers. And when she stumbles upon none other than the ghost of Meriwether Lewis himself, Goldenrod knows this will be anything but an ordinary summer . . . or an ordinary quest.
5 THINGS TO GRAB FROM HOGWARTS FOR THE APOCALYPSE:
- my wand (obvs)
- Time-Turner, if any are within reach and intact (in case we want to go back and try to thwart the apocalypse. After all, what about the thirteensies?)
- Hogwarts: A History (if Hermione is always going on about it, it must be a good read. And we'll definitely need some good reads)
- Quick-Quotes Quill (it'd be nice if some of these first drafts wrote themselves)
- The Boy Who Lived (who I expect to, you know, live. And have some good survival tips)