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10/05/2012

Author Caroline B. Cooney to Speak at Friends of Dacus Dinner

Quick Facts

 Caroline B. Cooney has written dozens of novels for young adults.
 The dinner is at 6 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Tuttle Dining Room in McBryde Hall. Tickets are $15.

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Caroline B. Cooney
ROCK HILL, S.C. — Caroline B. Cooney, the award-winning author of dozens of books for young adults, will share her expertise at Winthrop University’s Friends of Dacus Library’s annual dinner and induction ceremony.

Everyone, including non-members of the organization, is welcome to attend the event, which takes place at 6 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Tuttle Dining Room. Tickets are $15.

Best known for her book “The Face on the Milk Carton,” which has sold more than three million copies and been made into a TV movie, Cooney’s topic will be “Life with Harold: A Writer Looks Back on 91 Novels for Young Adults.”

Cooney was born in New York, but grew up in Connecticut. As a child, she enjoyed reading, but did not aspire to write until she was in college. In addition to the Milk Carton saga, her other famous books include “Mummy,” “Driver’s Ed” and “Hush Little Baby.” She has won numerous state library awards and is a constant on many annual library teen picks list.

If you are interested in attending, contact Ronnie W. Faulker at 803/323-2262 or e-mail him at faulknerr@winthrop.edu.

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