M.R. Street in conversation with Susan Koehler w/ The Claddagh
Midtown Reader is excited to host local author and publisher, M.R. Street for her newest release for young readers, The Claddagh Book 1: The Loyalty of the Leprechauns!
1123 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee FL 32303
Don’t miss out on this event with M.R. Street in conversation with Susan Koehler as they discuss the magic, legends, and mysteries of Ireland!
About the Book:
Dune Kelly wants nothing more than to win three things: his father’s approval, the title of Keeper of the Kelly Clover, and the heart of a beautiful girl, Kyna. But first he must go on a risky journey to save the lives of Seamus Greenapple and his family of Leprechauns–when Dune’s own Leprechaun magic hasn’t even shown itself yet. It’s a quest he didn’t choose, but one which he must undertake. And to make matters worse, Kyna insists on coming along. His name, Dune, means protector, but how will he protect Kyna? How will he find and rescue the Greenapples? On the treacherous journey, they must outsmart Leprechaun hunters who seem to be always a step ahead of them, confront an unwanted paramour who guesses there’s more to Kyna than a pretty face, and accept the possibility of a traitor within their own extended family. When they meet a bedraggled Connemara pony named Cairdeen, Dune begins to understand the meaning of the age-old saying: The parts of the Claddagh are three – Friendship, Love, and Loyalty.
About M.R. Street:
M.R. Street is an award-winning author and publisher based in Tallahassee and Ochlockonee Bay, FL. She writes mostly middle-grade and young-adult fiction and she also writes stories for younger children, poetry, and haiku. She enjoys reading, writing, photography, and making art. She has a beautiful view of the Bay as she works on projects on her computer, but the scenery and wildlife are often very distracting! M.R. has a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and a Master’s degree in Library Science, both from Florida State University, and a Masters of Public Health from the University of South Florida. She is a member of the Florida Authors and Publishers Association, Florida Writers Association, and is the 2024 president of Tallahassee Writers Association. Contact her at https://www.turtlecovepress.com.
About Susan Koehler:
Susan Koehler is a veteran educator, a lifetime literary enthusiast, and the author of several books for kids and teachers. Dahlia in Bloom, her first novel for young readers, received a Kirkus Starred Review and was named among the Best Books of 2019 by Kirkus Reviews, and Nobody Kills Uncle Buster and Gets Away with It, a fast-paced contemporary mystery, was the Florida Writers Association’s 2022 Children’s Book of the Year. When she’s not reading, writing, or talking about reading and writing, Susan can be found savoring precious moments with her adventurous husband, her five very busy children, and her two adorable grandchildren. To learn more about Susan’s books, author visits, and writing workshops, visit susankoehlerwrites.com.