Young Adult Writer Frankie Brown of Athens Celebrates First Book on Thursday

She's a good bookseller and reader as well as a writer.

Frankie Brown.
Frankie Brown.
YA fiction is hot: think Harry Potter, the Hunger Games. Think Wonder.

And now, you can think, "Until We End," by Athens resident Frankie Brown, one of the local bookselling staff at Avid Bookshop. This is Frankie's first published book, so come to Avid on Thursday at 6:30 to celebrate with her. Also celebrating will be Ashley Poston, another YA author.

As the Avid Facebook page notes, Frankie's talents don't like in the musical realm. Instead, she's "turned her creative energy to crafting stories." When she's not crafting in a coffee shop, she's helping customers at Avid find what they need.

Here's a summary of the book: 

It’s been nine months since the virus hit, killing almost everyone it touched. Seventeen-year-old Cora and her little brother, Coby, haven’t left home since. Not after the power cut out; not even after sirens faded in the distance and the world outside their backyard fence fell silent. 

But when drought forces Cora to go in search of water, she discovers that her home city of Savannah isn’t as deserted as she thought. She meets Brooks, a drop-dead sexy army deserter intimately familiar with the new rules of their post-apocalyptic world.

Fighting their way back home, Cora finds her house ransacked and Coby missing – kidnapped by the military for dangerous medical experiments in the name of a cure. Brooks knows exactly where Cora can find her brother, except it’s a suicide mission. Cora doesn’t care. But Brooks can’t let her go…


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