One of the students said it was the best author visit ever, and two teachers said the talk was awesome because Heather was so real. She spoke with honesty from the heart, and the students could relate. There were many hugs when she arrived and even during her talk. One student couldn't contain herself when she found out that Green Day was one of Auntie Heather's fav bands. She ran up for some love, and Heather was extremely accommodating.
The main character in the Vladimir Tod Chronicles is a vampire. No, she did not begin writing this series to ride the tide of the Twilight phenomenon. She has been a big fan of horror ever since her teen years when she did a lot of reading in the genre. She loved Bram Stoker's Dracula. When one of the students asked if Heather liked Twilight, Auntie Heather had a lot to say. She thinks that the values for girls portrayed in the series is not what she would want for her daughter. It is not okay for some guy to stalk you or hang out in your bedroom and watch you sleep. No girl needs an Edward to protect her because with "girl power" any girl can do whatever they set their mind to do.
Get Reading, digital book talks for teens who love to read. Be on the look out soon for a link to this episode. If you are a Heather Brewer fan, you will want to see it.
(By the way, the cool dress that she is wearing comes from Japan.)
Thanks Penguin Teen and Octavia Books for this amazing event!