Local author Sarah Schmitt will be signing copies of the newly released paperback edition of “It’s A Wonderful Death” in IN next month.
BOOK SIGNING DETAILS
Saturday December 15, 2018 11:00 AM
Barnes & Noble
Stony Creek Marketplace
17090 Mercantile Blvd.
Noblesville, IN 46060
About the Author:
Sarah J. Schmitt is a former K-8 school librarian and youth service professional for teens at a public library who enjoys opening up the world of books to reluctant readers. She ran a teen writing program that combines Skype visits from well-known authors and screenwriters and group-style feedback.
She earned her masters of science in higher education administration and student affairs from Indiana University. She is an active member of SCBWI, ALA, and the Indiana Library Federation and is a regular participant at the Midwest Writer’s Workshop. Sarah lives outside of Indianapolis with her husband, two kidlets and a cat who might actually be a secret agent.
About the Book:
Seventeen-year-old RJ always gets what she wants. So when her soul is accidentally collected by a distracted Grim Reaper, somebody in the afterlife better figure out a way to send her back from the dead or heads will roll. But in her quest for mortality, she becomes a pawn in a power struggle between an overzealous archangel and Death Himself. The tribunal presents her with two options: she can remain in the lobby, where souls wait to be processed, until her original lifeline expires, or she can replay three moments in her life in an effort to make choices that will result in a future deemed worthy of being saved. It sounds like a no-brainer. She’ll take a walk down memory lane. How hard can changing her future be?
But with each changing moment, RJ’s life begins to unravel, until this self-proclaimed queen bee is a social pariah. She begins to wonder if walking among the living is worth it if she has to spend the next sixty years as an outcast. Too quickly, RJ finds herself back in limbo, her time on Earth once again up for debate.
RJ is a snarky, unapologetic, almost unredeemable, very real girl. Her story is funny and moving, and teens will easily connect with her plight. Prepare to meet the Grim Reaper, who’s cuter than you’d expect; Hawaiian shirt–wearing Death Himself; Saint Peter (who likes to play Cornhole); and Al, the handler for the three-headed hound that guards the gates of Hell. This cast of characters accompanies RJ through her time in the afterlife and will do their best to gently shove her in the right direction.
Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.