Speakers

Mindy McGinnis

Mindy McGinnis

Mindy McGinnis is a YA author who has worked in a high school library for thirteen years. Her debut, Not A Drop to Drink, a post-apocalyptic survival story set in a world with very little freshwater, has been optioned for film by Stephenie Meyer’s Fickle Fish Films. The companion novel, In A Handful of Dust was released in 2014. Her Gothic historical thriller, A Madness So Discreet was released in October of 2015 from Katherine Tegen Books.

HEROINE

Join award-winning author Mindy McGinnis as she discusses her novel HEROINE, an in-depth look at the opioid crisis in the heartland, that follows the downward spiral of a promising teen from college-bound athlete to addict. Hear about the research behind the novel, including myths about addiction, and learn more about the crisis that is touching lives everywhere.

The Dirt Behind Not A Drop To Drink

Author Mindy McGinnis shares the environmental research behind her post-apocalyptic YA novel, Not A Drop to Drink, a Choose to Read Ohio title.

Blood, Brains & Lobotomies

Author Mindy McGinnis shares the research behind her Edgar Award-Winning Gothic historical thriller, A MADNESS SO DISCREET. Learn about how doctors treated brain injuries in the 1890’s and the different aspects of care for the mentally ill – for better or for worse. Also included is a brief history of The Athens Lunatic Asylum, the setting for the novel.
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