The Writing Show: A Conversation with Robert Beatty
Join us Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. at the Spartanburg County Public Library as the Writing Show presents a conversation about writing with Robert Beatty, author of the #1 New York Times best selling Serafina series, a spooky mystery-thriller series about a brave and unusual girl who lives secretly in the basement of the grand Biltmore Estate.
This panel will be moderated by Jo Hackl of Greenville, author of the Smack Dab in the Middle, a middle-grades novel forthcoming from Random House in spring 2018.
Serafina and the Black Cloak was a #1 New York Times best seller, has been on the list for more than 40 weeks, and won the prestigious 2016 Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize. The second book in the series, Serafina and the Twisted Staff, became a #1 New York Times best seller in the first week of its launch and earned a “Starred Review” from Kirkus Reviews, which said, “Even better than its predecessor, a sequel that delivers nonstop thrills from beginning to end.” Enjoyed by both young readers and adults, the books are being taught in over a thousand classrooms nationwide. The third book in the Serafina series comes out in July 2017.
Robert Beatty lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville with his wife and three daughters, who help create and refine his stories. He loves to explore Biltmore Estate and the darkened forest trails where his novels take place. He writes full-time now, but in his past lives, Robert was one of the early pioneers of cloud computing, the founder/CEO of Plex Systems, the co-founder of Beatty Robotics, and the chairman/CTO of Narrative Magazine. In 2007, he was named an Entrepreneur of the Year.