Two debut authors will discuss their books Saturday, at Novel Destination's next meet-the-author event will have a broad appeal.
On Saturday afternoon, Novel Destination Used Book Emporium will host young adult writer Jessie Andersen and John Persinger.
From 2-4 p.m. the authors will talk with readers and sign their books.
A graduate of Frewsburg Central School now living in Sinclairville, Jessie Andersen is the author of At What Cost, a finalist in the USA Book News Youth Issues category. Originally published as an e-book and now in hard copy, the book focuses on the issue of teen pregnancy and abortion. Andersen decided she wanted to write this story when she was teaching teenagers and learned how sexually active they are. At What Cost follows the fictional story of a high school junior who expected to be shopping for prom dresses and not maternity clothes. Her mother lives in fear of her daughter doing something to taint the family name, and her father is oblivious to anything but his 9-to-9 job. To do research on women who have had similar experiences, Andersen teamed up with Sharon Hamilton, the director of Women Services of Jamestown. For more information about Andersen and At What Cost, visit www.jandersenbooks.com.
Former White House staffer John M. Persinger is now a practicing attorney in Erie. Persinger drew from his experiences working on a presidential campaign, in the West Wing of the White House, and at the U.S. Embassy in Canberra, Australia, to write the explosive political thriller. An American history major at Harvard, Persinger wrote professionally, drafting speeches for two of his former bosses: the White House Counsel and the U.S. Ambassador to Australia. But he never thought about writing a novel until he attended Notre Dame Law School.
Novel Destination Used Book Emporium is located at 177 Fluvanna Ave., Jamestown.