Join Us at the Next Virgil Library’s “Lunchtime Authors Visit” on January 24th


Please join us on Wednesday, January 24th, as we welcome Dana Middleton to our “Lunchtime Authors Visit” series in the Library!

Attendance is limited to only 70 students. Sign-up in the Library with Ms. Murphy.

Ms. Middleton is the author of Open If You Dare and The Infinity Year of Avalon James. Here are a few more facts about Ms. Middleton (from her website,

I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia until my family moved to a farm in the North Georgia mountains when I was sixteen. For most of my grown-up life, I’ve lived in Los Angeles, California, very close to the Hollywood sign.

What else to know:

  • I’m married to a guy named Pete and we have no kids – just lots of cool nieces, nephews and god-kids.
  • My favorite books as a child were Where the Red Fern Grows, Charlotte’s Web, James and the Giant Peach, Little Cabin in the Big Woods, and A Wrinkle in Time. At least those are the ones I remember.
  • I had a pony when I was a kid named Little Bit. He only bucked me off once.
  • I’m the oldest of three sisters. We fought a lot growing up but we hardly ever fight now.
  • I worked in theatre and film but secretly wanted to be a writer.
  • I like writing for kids because kids are awesome and by and large, they are hopeful, curious creatures.
  • Open If You Dare  and The Infinity Year of Avalon James are my middle novels and I can’t wait for you to read them!

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