If you’ve been to The Rose in the last couple decades, there’s a good chance you saw a production James Larson had a hand in either writing, directing or producing.
He’s now writing children’s fiction. His novel, “‘A’ is for THE ALCHEMIST,” the first of his Winnie and Winslow Adventure Series.
Geared for ages 8 and up, “‘A’ is for THE ALCHEMIST” introduces young readers to 12-year-old Winslow, who wants to lead his team to victory in the upcoming football championship, and his brilliant kid sister, Winnie, who is finishing her sure-to-win entry for the national science contest – a robot designed with unique artificial intelligence that enables it to sing any and every piece of music. Joined by Cavalcade the family cat, and Amulet, a cowardly dog who dreams of being part of the family, the story features themes of personal courage, loyalty, kindness and humility.
I got the chance to check out a copy of the book. I enjoyed the book features such a bright young girl. And Winnie’s not only smart, she has a particular passion for science. How’s that for a role model?
Larson has a long history working with the target age group of this book, and with that experience, he has crafted an engaging first novel full of adventure.
Larson will be at a couple of events coming up where he’ll read from the book (and you know given his background, it’s going to be theatrical!), answer questions and sign books.
Meet local author James Larson:
Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Benson branch of the Omaha Public Library
Monday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Abrahams branch of the Omaha Public Library
Sunday, Nov. 2, before and after the 2 p.m. of “A Wrinkle in Time” at The Rose
Monday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Millard branch of the Omaha Public Library
The book is now available on Amazon.com and at the Bookworm bookstore in Omaha.
I’m excited to be giving away signed copies of “‘A’ is for THE ALCHEMIST”! Three readers will get a copy of the new book. It’s easy to enter, just use the Rafflecopter entry form below (you may have to log in via Facebook). Contest runs through Sunday, Oct. 19, at 11:59 p.m. CST.
Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post. I was provided a complimentary copy of “‘A’ is for THE ALCHEMIST” in order to write this post.