PSB Presents: Debut Voices with Cathleen Barnhart, Lorien Lawrence, Cat Scully, Kaela Noel, and Josh Roberts

Join us for a virtual panel event to celebrate a terrific line up of debut authors presenting their middle grade and young adult novels! Featuring Cathleen Barnhart (That's What Friends Do), Lorien Lawrence (The Stitchers), Cat Scully (Jennifer Strange), Kaela Noel (Coo), and Josh Roberts (The Witches of Willow Cove). This event takes place on Crowdcast, and is free and open to all!







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A heartfelt and powerful debut novel for fans of Erin Entrada Kelly and John David Anderson, That’s What Friends Do is a book for anyone learning how to have the hard conversations about feelings, boundaries, and what it means to be a true friend. Cathleen Barnhart holds a BA in creative writing from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA in fiction writing from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. That’s What Friends Do is her first published novel.

The Stitchers is the start of a spine-tingling new horror series perfect for fans of Stranger Things and Goosebumps. Lorien Lawrence is a writer and middle school English teacher from Connecticut. When she’s not reading or writing, she can be found hunting ghosts with her family. The Stitchers is her debut novel.

A fast-paced and splattery romp, fans of Supernatural, Buffy, and Evil Dead will enjoy Jennifer Strange - the first illustrated novel in a trilogy of stylish queer young adult horror books with big scares for readers not quite ready for adult horror. Cat Scully is the author and illustrator of young adult horror series JENNIFER STRANGE, out July 2020 from Haverhill House Publishing. When she's not writing or drawing world maps, she works in video game development for the Deep End Games on their next title.

In Coo, one young girl’s determination to save the flock she calls family creates a lasting impact on her community and in her heart in an unforgettable animal story about friendship, family, home, and belonging. Kaela Noel was born in San Francisco and grew up in New Jersey. She now lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her family. Coo is her first novel.

It's not easy being a teenage witch. Seventh grader Abby Shepherd is just getting the hang of it when weird stuff starts happening all around her hometown of Willow Cove... Josh Roberts writes the kind of middle-grade and young adult novels he always enjoyed when he was a kid growing up in a spooky Victorian funeral home. He is currently at work on the second book in the Willow Cove series, The Curse of Willow Cove.

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Event date: 

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

Porter Square Books
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140
Jennifer Strange Cover Image
By Cat Scully, Cat Scully (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781949140057
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Because of how it is sold to us we cannot accept a return of this title.
Published: Yap Books - July 21st, 2020

Coo Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062955975
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Greenwillow Books - March 3rd, 2020

The Witches of Willow Cove Cover Image
ISBN: 9781945654497
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Published: Owl Hollow Press, LLC - May 26th, 2020

That’s What Friends Do Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062888938
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Published: HarperCollins - January 28th, 2020

The Stitchers (Fright Watch #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419746925
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Published: Amulet Books - August 18th, 2020