Indies Introduce: Nic Stone in Conversation with Angie Thomas
The American Booksellers Association (ABA) and the Authors Guild have partnered together to produce events in independent bookstores around the country. The events – each of which will include a conversation and a book signing – will pair a debut author with an established author in the authors’ home area.
Three events are scheduled for fall 2017, kicking off with Nic Stone (Dear Martin, Crown Books for Young Readers) in conversation with Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give, Balzer + Bray) on Tuesday, October 24, at 7p.m. EDT at Decatur Library in Decatur, Georgia.
Nic Stone is a native of Atlanta and a Spelman College graduate. After working extensively in teen mentoring and living in Israel for a few years, she returned to the United States to write full-time. Dear Martin, her first novel, is loosely based on a series of true events involving the shooting deaths of unarmed African American teenagers. Shaken by the various responses to these incidents—and to the pro-justice movement that sprang up as a result—Stone began the project in an attempt to examine current affairs through the lens of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s teachings. You can find her fangirling over her husband and sons on Twitter and Instagram at @getnicced or on her website, nicstone.info.
Angie Thomas was born, raised, and still resides in Jackson, Mississippi. She is a former teen rapper whose greatest accomplishment was having an article about her in Right On! Magazine. She holds a BFA in creative writing and is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give. You can find her online at www.angiethomas.com. (Photo credit: Anissa Hidouk)