'Shards of Light' author to visit Naperville Barnes and Noble Nov. 30
Author Susan Miura will sign copies of her award-winning novel, "Shards of Light," from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at the downtown Naperville Barnes and Noble, 47 E. Chicago Ave., Suite 132.
"Shards of Light" won first place for Young Adult Fiction in the Story Monsters Book Awards, which were announced today.
It also received a five-star review from Midwest Book Reviews. Released Aug. 31 from Vinspire Publishing, "Shards of Light" is Book 2 in the "Healer" series and continues the story of 17-year-old Shilo Giannelli, who discovers in Book 1 that she possesses the power to heal.
"I'm excited about coming to Naperville this weekend and meeting shoppers and readers," Miura said. "I'll be happy to answer questions about the book, its characters, or even its setting in beautiful Sicily, where the first half of the novel is set. " Miura will be handing out Italian candy and a giveaway during Saturday's signing session at Barnes and Noble.
"Shards of Light" is told from the perspectives of two main characters, Shilo Giannelli and her best friend, Melody O'Hara, who was adopted as a newborn and is striving toward a career as a professional ballerina. The story begins on a secluded Sicily mountaintop, where Shilo will fight to shield victims of human trafficking while learning the mysteries of her power. An ocean away, Melody will suffer a catastrophic injury that will lead her into darkness as she unveils an unimaginable truth about her Nigerian heritage.
Miura's previous titles include "Healer," "Pawprints in the Snow," and "Show Me a Sign."
More information is available at susanmiura.altervista.org.