Helen Dunlap Newton's NIGHT OF THE AMBER MOON Event
Join Best of Books and Oklahoma author Helen Dunlap Newton celebrate her debut novel, NIGHT OF THE AMBER MOON!
Monday, October 18th at 5pm CST.
This is an in-person event at Best of Books! Come get your book signed!
About the book: Izzy just wants to be a normal eleven-year-old kid with friends, less homework and a dad that doesn't turn mean when he drinks. Having a birthday party would help but how does she convince her parents when there's never enough money? None of it matters when her family's house burns to the ground and her father doesn't escape the flames. Even worse is the guilt she feels, thinking the fire is her fault. Afraid to tell anyone about the cause of the fire, Izzy obsesses about the old brick theater next to the family's store and the strange noises from deep inside the building. Will an elusive cat, the creepy theater, and a strange old lady guide her to the forgiveness she so desperately needs?
About the author: Helen Dunlap Newton, a veteran middle grade language arts teacher, has been a serious writer for children since she became involved in the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) in 2002. Within the organization she served on SCBWI-Oklahoma's leadership team as Assistant Regional Advisor, Regional Advisor, and presently as the Tulsa Area Connect Coordinator. She received the SCBWI Tribute Award to attend the LA Summer Conference, and the Highlights Foundation Scholarship to attend the Chautauqua Writing Conference in New York. She received a Bachelor of Christian Education from Ozark Christian College and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Southwest Baptist University. One of her hobbies is caring for her backyard flock of chickens with her husband in Tulsa, Oklahoma.