From our friends at Louisiana Tech's English Department:Award winning author John Corey Whaley will return to Louisiana Tech, his alma mater on Thursday, April 11 to talk about his book tour and read from his book Where Things Come Back, which has now been released in paperback.
Here is his schedule: 4-4:45p.m.Informal talk with Sigma Tau Delta members and English majors in GTM 223
6:30-7:30 p.m.Talk/reading followed by book signing in GTM 105
If you've ever dreamed of becoming a novelist with your Louisiana Tech English degree, you will want to meet Corey Whaley, a native of Springhill, La., and hear his story. He received his B. A. in English from Tech in 2006 and his M. A. Secondary English Education in 2009. After teaching in public school for five years, he had his first novel accepted by Simon & Schuster Atheneum Press. His novel, Where Things Come Back, received the U.S. Young Adult Library Services Association's annual Printz Award that is open to all books published in the U.S. for young-adult readers. He also received YALSA's award for new authors (debut books), 2012 William C. Morris YA Award. This is the first time a book has received both awards. The book was chosen as a Publishers Weekly Best Book 2011. Corey was selected by the National Book Foundation as a Top 5 Under 35 Author for 2011. He has just been hired to teach in the MFA program at Antioch University in Los Angeles.
He has finished his second novel and is on tour with his first. For more information, visit his website: