Library to host author of teen novels


Staff report



SIDNEY — Author Rue Volley will be at the Amos Memorial Public Library, 230 E. North St., Oct. 13 at 4:30 p.m. to present a program and sign copies of her books.

Volley is a USA Today Bestselling Author and award-winning screenwriter who is best known for “13 Ways to Midnight,” “Hellhound,” “The Devil’s Gate” and “A Vampire’s Tale of Blood and Light.”

Volley will discuss her young adult novel, “13 Ways to Midnight.” In the book, 16-year-old Echo Navarri, daughter of world-famous archaeologists, Alice and Peter Navarri, had spent her life traveling from one expedition to the next as her parents unearthed lost civilizations. On their 13th dig, Midnight, Echo’s twin sister, disappears without a trace. This prompts a year-long search that leaves the family nearly broken. In an attempt to find closure, they reluctantly host a mock funeral for Midnight without ever discovering her remains. Nearing the one-year anniversary of Midnight’s assumed death, Echo is sent to live with her eccentric Aunt Luna, who is the caretaker of the centuries-old Navarri Estate in Port Royal, Maine. Echo attempts to settle into her new life in Port Royal, but soon finds that she’s destined for adventure as the mystery of her family’s history, the sunless town and its oddly intriguing people teeter on the supernatural.

Volley was born in Lima in 1970 to a father of Irish descent and a mother of Blackfoot Indian heritage. She grew up in various places around Ohio, eventually leaving for New York City, but returned to the Midwest in 1998. Volley spent 10 years touring in a rock band, then an additional 10 years working in corporate retail. In 2008, she penned her first novel, “Blood & Light,” and from that, her writing career began. Over the course of the next eight years, she became a prolific writer, publishing more than 46 titles in multiple genres. She is also accredited with two, award-winning screenplays for film, “Hellhound” (original script, 2014) and “Awakening” (contributing screenwriter, 2015).

Volley is also an accomplished graphic artist, receiving multiple awards for her book cover designs. To date, she has created and produced more than 200 covers for many different authors who have become bestsellers.

Copies of her books will be available for purchase. The program is free and will take place in the Amos Library Community Room as part of Teen Read Week 2017. For information about other teen events during that week, visit the http://shelbyco.lib.oh.us/ or call 492-8354.

Staff report