Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Meet the Author: Brett Battles

Thursday March 10th 7:00 p.m.

The Friends of Crowell Public Library’s Meet the Authors series continues with Brett Battles, a Barry Award-winning author of over twenty novels, including the Rewinder series, the Jonathan Quinn series, the Logan Harper series, and the Project Eden series. He’s also the coauthor, with Robert Gregory Browne, of the Alexandra Poe series. In sci-fi thriller Rewinder, we meet Denny Younger who was born into one of the lowest rungs of society, but his fortunes change the day the mysterious Upjohn Institute recruit him as a “rewinder,” a verifier of personal histories. After accepting the offer, Denny discovers he’ll have to do his research in person by traveling through time. But as he journeys across the centuries, he begins to suspect that his missions to observe and report have a much darker purpose. Armed only with his wits and his time-travel device, Denny’s adventures take readers on a pulse-pounding journey of page-turning twists.

Brett Battles was born and raised in southern California. His debut novel, The Cleaner was nominated for the 2008 Barry Award for Best Thriller, and the 2008 Shamus Award for Best First Novel. His second novel, The Deceived, won the 2009 Barry Award for Best Thriller. He received an additional Barry Award nomination for the fourth in his Quinn series, The Silenced. Though he still makes California his home, he has traveled extensively to such destinations as Ho Chi Minh City, Berlin, Bangkok, Angkor Wat, Singapore, Jakarta, London, Paris, and Rome, all of which play parts in his current and upcoming novels.

Thanks to the Friends of the Library, the authors keep coming to Crowell Public Library!