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Authors Inspire, Entertain at the South Orange Public Library

David Lubar and Wendy Mass appeared at Sunday event in South Orange.

Acclaimed authors for young readers, David Lubar and Wendy Mass, discussed their books and their love of reading on Sunday, Feb. 10th at the South Orange Public Library.

The event was sponsored by the Friends of the South Orange Public Library and Sparkhouse.

David Lubar is an author of numerous books for teens.

He is also an electronic game programmer, who programmed Super Breakout for the Nintendo Game Boy, and Frogger for both the SNES and Game Boy.

As a game designer, he designed the game Frogger2: Swampy’s Revenge for the Nintendo Game Boy Color.

His works include the novel, ” Dunk,” a favorite check out at the library. It is about a young man at the Jersey Shore, where every summer the boardwalk turns into an amusement park. See who gets dunked and why!

Other novels include: “ Dog Days,” Punished,” “Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie,” the Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie series, which include “My Rotten Life,” “Dead Guy Spy,” “The Big Stink" and “Enter the Zombie.”

He has also written short stories and video games, including “Home Alone” for Game Boy.

Wendy Mass is the author of 11 novels for young people (which have been translated into 13 languages and nominated for 46 state book awards), including “A Mango-Shaped Space,” which was awarded the Schneider Family Book Award by the American Library Association. 

Fans of Mass love when Rory Swenson turns 12 in her novel “Finally.” She’s waited her whole life to turn 12.

What is she wishing for? To wear makeup, to go to the mall with her friends and no parents, and what else?  Read the book to find out, and meet the author.

Other novels Wendy has written include “Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life” (soon to be a feature film), “11 Birthdays,” “Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall,” ”Leap Day,” “Every Soul a Star,” ”The Candymakers,” and her latest, “13 Gifts.”


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