Come join us for a book reading, signing and discussion of The Land of Blue, novel for teen (ages 13+ readers) by local author Jill Sylvester on Saturday, October 21 at 2 pm.
About The Land of Blue:
Twelve-year-old Cassie Connor’s father has disappeared and her mother and grandparents won’t tell her where he went, or why. Then one hot August afternoon an endearing old lady named Agatha arrives on the dilapidated porch and tells Cassie that her father has gone to the Land of Blue and Cassie is the only one who can save him.
Under Agatha’s tutelage, Cassie- along with her best friend Mariana who she brings along for support- Zippers between life at her Irish-Catholic, alcoholic grandparents’ house in Boston, to the foggy, carnival style Land of Blue. Once they arrive, they meet TJ, a boy in search of his missing brother. The three become fast friends in this place of seeming never-ending fun, sharing in a similar mission. Yet, Cassie’s plans to find her father and bring him home are consistently and suspiciously thwarted. That is until Cassie falls through the Ripple and discovers an alternate land that illuminates things are not always what they seem and her father may stay trapped in the Land of Blue forever.
Will Cassie find her father and bring him home or will she too remain, like so many others she meets along the way, in the alluring Land of Blue?
About Jill Sylvester:
Jill Sylvester, the author of The Land of Blue, is a licensed mental health therapist who combines traditional and alternative methods of treatment for a unique approach to the counseling process. My clients include adults and children.
It is Jill’s belief that we need to understand ourselves on an energetic level in order to shine.
Everything she does involves working with energy, both in herself as it helps me feel whole, and with others in order to gain understanding, develop compassion and ultimately to form more meaningful relationships. The goals of her practice are to share what she knows to be true, in order to guide clients toward a more authentic, healthy, and purposeful life.
As an author, her intention for her readers is very much the same.