For teens only: Meet author Clare B. Dunkle

On Saturday, Nov. 6, young adult author Clare B. Dunkle will visit the Teen Services Department on the first floor of the Central Library, 600 Soledad, to celebrate the recent publication of her newest book, "The House of Dead Maids."

At 11 a.m., Ms. Dunkle will conduct a writing workshop for teens, then sign books and visit with guests from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to any teen who wishes to participate, but space is limited – first come, first seated. Attendance is limited to teens between the ages of 13 and 18.

One hour of free parking is available in the library parking garage with a validated ticket.

About Clare B. Dunkle: Clare Dunkle was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and grew up in Denton, Texas. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Russian with a minor in Latin from Trinity University in San Antonio, and a Master’s degree in library science from Indiana University. She has worked as a cataloger for the Coates Library at Trinity University, where she  received tenure. Ms. Dunkle and her family lived in Germany for seven years, returning to San Antonio in 2007. She began writing books as letters to her daughters while they were attending boarding school in Germany. She is the author of eight books, which have sold more than 70,000 copies, and is currently working on a ninth, Bones of Coral, an underwater fantasy. She has won the Mythopoeic Award for Best Children’s Fantasy Book, and her books have been recommended by the New York Times on their list of “Best Books for Teens.”

About The House of Dead Maids, “a chilling prequel to Wuthering Heights”: Young Tabby Aykroyd has been brought to the dusty mansion of Seldom House to be nursemaid to a foundling boy. He is a savage little creature, but the Yorkshire moors harbor far worse, as Tabby soon discovers. Why do scores of dead maids and masters haunt Seldom House with a jealous devotion that extends beyond the grave?

About San Antonio Public Library Teen Services: Hanging out, playing video games, watching movies, and reading a great book – teens can do all this and more in the teen section of the San Antonio Public Library. And now that school is back in session, don't forget all those great FREE resources (like live homework help, online in real time, in English or Spanish.)


Clare B. Dunkle
Photo credit: Joseph R. Dunkle