Mindy Thompson - Virtual Book Birthday
We are having a celebration for the Book Birthday for Mindy Thompson's new book The Bookshop of Dust and Dreams! Join us as we talk to Mindy about magical bookshops, writing stories, and celebrate with us! Book is available for Pre-order!
All bookshops feel magical, but even so, Rhyme and Reason is special. Thirteen-year-old Poppy Fulbright is lucky enough to work in and live above one of the most magical bookshops of all time. In fact, time is precisely why it is unique. Sutton, New York, in 1944 isn't the only time and place in which Rhyme and Reason exists: Poppy's family's magical bookshop appears to patrons whenever they need it most, regardless of the year or where they are located. The magic that exists within the shop comes with its own set of rules, and they're strictly enforced by the Council. When Carl, the best friend of Poppy's older brother, Al, dies while fighting in World War II, Al wants to break the rules and use the time-traveling magic of the bookshop to save his life. This historical fantasy is whimsical yet bittersweet given the subject matter.
Mindy Thompson writes fantastical stories for middle grade readers. Mindy holds a B.A. in creative writing and spent ten years working in public and middle school libraries. She began writing upper middle grade with her past students in mind and hopes to give them a place to find themselves in the books they read. Mindy lives with her sister-turned-roommate in Southern Idaho and spends too much time watching historical beauty tutorials online. She believes everyone has magic inside of themselves, they only need have the courage to seek it.
Event is FREE and open to the public. Registration required.