Common Stories is a local author series celebrating the work of new and established writers from the New England region and beyond. Held Upstairs @ The General, in Harvard, Massachusetts, Common Stories invites authors and readers to come together in an historic, cultural venue for literary evenings featuring readings, discussions, food and friends.
Operating in partnership with the Seven Bridge Writers’ Collaborative, Common Stories will hold their inaugural event on June 24, 2016, from 7:30 - 9:30 PM, with the multiple award with winning authors, Nancy Werlin, Kristin Cashore, and Annie Harnett, who will read from their work, answer questions, and be available afterward for books sales and signings.
Nancy Werlin is the author of nine young adult novels in the genres of realistic fiction, fantasy, and suspense. Her novel The Rules of Survival was a finalist for the National Book Award, her novel The Killer’s Cousin won the Edgar award for best mystery, and her novel Impossible was a New York Times bestseller. She lives with her husband in Melrose, and is currently working on a suspense thriller to be published in 2017. Visit her website at nancywerlin.com for more.
Kristin Cashore wrote the New York Times bestsellers Graceling, Fire, and Bitterblue, all of which have been named ALA Best Books for Young Adults. Graceling is the winner of the 2009 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature, Fire is the winner of the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award, and Bitterblue is a New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Book. Graceling is currently scheduled to be published in thirty-three languages. Cashore currently has a realistic YA novel and a cross-genre YA novel in revisions. A native Pennsylvanian, she now lives in the Boston area.
Annie Hartnett's debut novel RABBIT CAKE is forthcoming from Tin House Books in 2017. She was the 2013-2014 winner of the Writer in Residence Fellowship for the Associates of the Boston Public Library. Annie's stories and essays have appeared in Salon magazine, Indiana Review, Unstuck magazine, and PANK magazine, among others. Annie has an MFA in Fiction from the University of Alabama, and has received awards and honors from the Bread Loaf School of English, Indiana Review, and McSweeney's. Annie teaches classes on the short story and the novel at Grub Street, an independent writing center in Boston, and is currently at work on her second novel.