Bookmarks: Books by Xavier alumni
Somewhere among the core curriculum classes, midterm papers, lab reports and final essays, Xavier alums learned how to write. And at least some take that knowledge and apply it to the world of books. The following are some of the samples of recent books published by Xavier alumni:
Maid of Secrets
By Jenn Stark (writing as Jennifer McGowan)
Jenn Stark is a 1991 Xavier graduate. Her debut novel, Maid of Secrets, the first installment in a five-part series, will be released in spring 2013. The series is a historical fiction for young adults about five teenage girls in Queen Elizabeth I’s court whose job is to protect the queen. The first book introduces the thief, Meg, who is forced to join this band of spies. She must solve a murder and save the crown. Secrets and danger lie around every corner, but so too does unexpected love. Stark’s manuscript has been named as a finalist in the Young Adult Romance category of the 2011 Golden Heart awards from the Romance Writers of America. The RWA’s Golden Heart Award recognizes excellence in unpublished romance fiction manuscripts. For the latest details about the Maid of Honor series, visit www.jennifermcgowan.com.
Cup of Glitter
By Sherry K. Brubaker
Sherry K. Brubaker, who earned her Master of Education at Xavier, is now the human resource director for the Children’s Home of Cincinnati, but she’s not done teaching. Her children’s book, A Cup of Glitter, is a 2011 Award Winning International Book Awards Finalist, which honors knowledge, creativity, wisdom and global cooperation through the written word. A Cup of Glitter is the story of Dart and Glitter, who are stuck in a strange and unpredictable world and are trying to get back home with help from some new friends. There is a fairy song, including music and lyrics, and a Where’s Waldo-style seek-and-find. A Cup of Glitter is geared for children ages 2-8. The book is available at Amazon, Barnes& Noble and Createspace.
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