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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Teacher Who Does it All - Writing, Directing, Getting Married...

Today, I'm blogging about Christopher Mannino while I'm away camping in Barkerville. I'm just waving my hand and making it all happen from afar. Chris has done everything you could possibly imagine this year including having his first novel published, getting married, and buying a house, not to mention all the theatre productions he does at school. Here's the blurb for his new novel.


Thrust into a world of men, can a timid girl find bravery as the first female Death?

Thirteen-year-old Suzie Sarnio always believed the Grim Reaper was a fairy tale image of a skeleton with a scythe. Now, forced to enter the College of Deaths, she finds herself training to bring souls from the Living World to the Hereafter. The task is demanding enough, but as the only female in the all-male College, she quickly becomes a target. Attacked by both classmates and strangers, Suzie is alone in a world where even her teachers want her to fail. 

Scythes hungry for souls, Deaths who enslave a race of mysterious magicians, and echoes of an ancient war with Dragons.

As her year progresses, Suzie suspects her presence isn't an accident. She uncovers a plot to overthrow the World of Deaths. Now she must also discover the reason she's been brought there: the first female Death in a million years.

SCHOOL OF DEATHS, a YA Fantasy Novel is now available!  Find out why reviewers say this book is "Too Good to Put down".


author site (including free prequel): http://www.christophermannino.com/

Christopher Mannino’s life is best described as an unending creative outlet.  He teaches high school theatre in Greenbelt, Maryland.  In addition to his daily drama classes, he runs several after-school performance/production drama groups.  He spends his summers writing and singing.  Mannino holds a Master of Arts in Theatre Education from Catholic University, and has studied mythology and literature both in America and at Oxford University.  His work with young people helped inspire him to write young adult fantasy, although it was his love of reading that truly brought his writing to life. Mannino was married two months ago, and just bought his first house. He lives outside Washington DC with his wife.  

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