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Meet the YA Author: Christa Avampato

Hello there! We’re super thrilled to host YA author Christa Avampato on this episode of Reading With Your kids Podcast. Christa is joining us to talk about her YA Novel Emerson Page and Where the Light Enters which will be published on November 1, 2017. This novel is about a young teenage girl, who goes by the name Emerson Page, living in New York city on a mission to find out who killed her mother. The young adult genre novel covers everything from magical libraries, the power of manipulating light, to the struggles of growing up without a mother.

Join in as Jed & Christa talk about Emerson Page, Christa’s journey of becoming a young adult author & importance of Young adult literature in teen lives. Christa hopes that her book inspires people to live the lives they imagine. Be sure to tune in to know everything about Emerson & her journey of strength and adventure!

Here’s more information about Christa Avampato

Christa AvampatoChrista Avampato was born on a retired apple farm in the Hudson Valley of upstate New York. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and pursued her passion for theatre by managing Broadway shows and national theatre tours.

After getting her MBA at the Darden School at the University of Virginia, she spent five years in corporate America and then started her own boutique consulting practice to work with education-based nonprofits and startups such as Sesame Workshop, PBS, and the New York Public Library.

Dedicated to helping young people find their own voices, Christa has served as a volunteer middle school and high school teacher for New York City public schools through Junior Achievement and a creative writing workshop facilitator for 826DC.org.

Through it all, yoga has kept her focused, her rescue pup, Phineas, has kept her company, and her home in New York City has kept her inspired. This is the first novel in the Emerson Page Series.

More about Emerson Page and Where The Light Enters

Thirteen-year-old Emerson Page wants to know what happened to her mother, Nora, a world-renowned anthropologist well-known for her research on ancient cultures and languages. Five years ago, Nora was found on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
“We’ve never seen anything like it,” said the NYPD. “It’s as if she just fell asleep on the steps of the museum and never woke up.” Eventually, the police gave up their search for answers. But Emerson didn’t.
Her journey to discover the answers about her mother’s mysterious death takes her deep below the streets of New York City on a dangerous adventure into a magical world of books. There, she learns the stunning truth about her mother and her own destiny to continue her mother’s legacy.
Time is running out. An alarming threat looms large and too close to home. With the very existence of human imagination at stake, can Emerson find the strength to fulfill her mother’s final wish before it’s too late? Buy your copy of Emerson Page and Where the Light Enters, now available for pre-order on Amazon in paperback and ebook formats

 

In this episode

  • You’ll learn more about Emerson Page and Where the light Enters & the main characters
  • Christa covers everything from how she became such an avid writer & what inspires her
  • Christa Avampato tells us her book has a strong female protagonist Emerson & she is brave, powerful, and kind. She hopes featuring strong female main characters in compelling stories that are sure to appeal to boys as well as girls.
  • Listen as Christa shares the exciting story of her book and much more….Happy listening to you!

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To learn more about Christa Avampato

Visit her Website: www.christaavampato.com

Twitter: @christanyc

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/christanyc

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/christaavampato

 

 

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