Author Kimberly Pauley was a local author from the Chicago area until she moved to London recently.
Huntley Library is hosting Lunch and Skype with an Author from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13. Registration is taking place now.
“She has a good sense of humor and writes amusing books for teens,” Huntley Young Adult Librarian Karin Thogersen said.
Thogersen was reading Pauley’s blog, which offered a Skype interview with libraries that purchased her new book for the library collection. Thogersen arranged for the Aug. 13 Lunch and Skype.
Pauley’s books center on Mina Hamilton, a vampire who in “Sucks to be Me” must decide whether to follow in her parents’ footsteps and become a vampire, Thogersen said.
The second book “Still Sucks to be Me” follows Mina’s life after she makes her decision, Thogersen said. Her third book, “Cat Girl's Day Off” is Pauley’s newest book about a girl who understands what cats say, she said.
“They are just kind of funny books,” Thogersen said.
The opportunity to speak with a published author is a treat for the library since “it can be really expensive to get an author to come out to your area,” Thogersen said. “To be able to community with them through Skype is really great. Authors are defiantly open to doing it.”
Thogersen would like to try other Lunch and Skype with an Author in the future.
Pauley will talk about what it’s like to be an author, where her ideas for books come from and what it’s like living in London as well as answer questions, according to a library release. This Lunch and Skype with an Author is geared for grades 7 to 12 but anyone interested in writing is invited to join the conversation.
To register, call 847-669-5386, ext. 21.