October 19, 2011
Uintah County Library
155 East Main, Vernal
Debut novelist and Vernal native Bethany Wiggins will present on her new young adult book Shifting,followed by a Q&A, book sale and signing.
After bouncing from foster home to foster home, Magdalene Mae is transferred to what should be her last foster home in the tiny town of Silver City, New Mexico. Now that she's eighteen and has only a year left in high school, she's determined to stay out of trouble and just be normal. Agreeing to go to the prom with Bridger O'Connell is a good first step. Fitting in has never been her strong suit, but it's not for the reasons most people would expect-it all has to do with the deep secret that she is a shape shifter. But even in her new home danger lurks, waiting in the shadows to pounce. They are the Skinwalkers of Navajo legend, who have traded their souls to become the animal whose skin they wear-and Maggie is their next target.
Bethany Wiggins is a reader and daydreamer at heart. She started writing on a dare and dove headfirst into the world of writerly madness. In her ever-dwindling spare time, she enjoys getting her hands dirty in her vegetable garden, baking anything with copious amounts of chocolate, and watching lightning storms from her front porch. Her novel, SHIFTING, will be released in September 2011 by Walker Books.