Meet the Authors: Middle-Grade Mystery Book Launch with Jennifer Chambliss Bertman and Ingrid Law

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

*Please note: This event will be held at the Longmont Public Library! Registration is required as spots are limited, and this will be a popular event.

Join Jennifer Chambliss Bertman, New York Times bestselling author of the Book Scavenger series, in conversation with Newbery-honor-winning author Ingrid Law!

Jennifer and Ingrid will chat about the process of writing a mystery, followed by a Q&A. But that's not all! There'll be fun activities, including games, giveaways, and mystery puzzles. Come dressed as your favorite detective for the sleuth photo booth. Sherlock Holmes, Scooby Doo, and, of course, Nancy Drew are all welcome!

A clever and thought-provoking mystery that pays homage to classic Nancy Drew stories, perfect for fans of Wendy Mass and Trenton Lee Stewart.

Maizy always assumed she knew everything about her grandmother, Jacuzzi. So when a box full of vintage Nancy Drew books gets left at her mom’s thrift store, Maizy is surprised to find an old photo of her grandmother and two other women tucked beneath the collection. Stranger still, when Maizy shows the photo to Jacuzzi, she feigns ignorance, insisting the woman is someone else. Determined to learn the truth — and inspired by the legacy of Nancy Drew — Maizy launches her own investigation with the help of new friends, Nell and Cam. What they discover not only points to the origins of the iconic series but uncovers a truth from the past that will lead to self-discovery in the present, connecting three generations of women. 

This intergenerational mystery filled with literary history, friendship, and family secrets delivers a captivating tribute to the world’s most famous girl detective.

Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

is the New York Times bestselling author of the Book Scavenger series and Sisterhood of Sleuths, forthcoming in Fall 2022. Book Scavenger was an Indie Next Top Ten pick, an Amazon Book of the Year, a Bank Street College Book of the Year, an NCTE Notable Book, and has been nominated for over twenty state award and honor lists, among other accolades. The series is being translated into more than a dozen languages. Jennifer’s debut picture book, A Good Deed Can Grow, illustrated by Holly Hatam, will be published in 2023. She holds an MFA in creative writing and has worked in a variety of roles with children and in publishing. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Jennifer now lives in Colorado with her family.

Ingrid Law

is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of multiple books for young readers, and the recipient of a Newbery Honor for Savvy in 2009. Ingrid's books have been published in 20 languages and earned accolades from Smithsonian, Oprah’s Reading List, the Mythopoeic Society, and more. Ingrid is also a poet, an artist, and a bookseller at an independent bookstore in Colorado.