Westborough library to host Young Adult Authors


Westborough library to host Young Adult Authors
Gina Damico (photo/submitted)

Westborough – The Westborough Public Library will host a Young Adult Authors Night Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The following authors will be present to discuss their books, writing careers and more:

Gina Damico grew up under four feet of snow in Syracuse, New York. She received a degree in theater and sociology from Boston College, where she was active with the Committee for Creative Enactments, a collegiate murder mystery improv comedy troupe that may or may not have sparked an interest in wildly improbable bloodshed. Damico has since worked as a tour guide, transcriptionist, theater house manager, scenic artist, movie extra, office troll, retail monkey, yarn hawker and bread monger. “Croak” (Graphia/Houghton Mifflin) is her first novel. She lives in Boston with her husband, two cats, and a closet full of black hoodies.

AC Gaughenis a young adult author and board member for the nonprofit Boston GLOW (Girls’ Leadership and Organized Women). She has been writing and submitting novels for publication since she was 13. While attending college in Scotland, which she believes to be the most romantic and naturally beautiful place in the world,

Westborough library to host Young Adult Authors
AC Gaughen (photo/submitted)

Gaughen became enamored of the country's rich history and folklore. After college, she worked as a freelance writer while continuing to write novels. “Scarlet” (Walker & Company) is her first published novel. She lives in Massachusetts with her two-year old golden doodle.

Hilary Weisman Graham is a screenwriter, Emmy-nominated TV producer, filmmaker, and author of “Reunited” (Simon & Schuster), her debut young adult novel. Among Graham's many film-related honors, her personal favorite happened on On the Lot, when Carrie Fisher (best-selling author/screenwriter/Princess Leia) watched one of Graham's short films, looked her in the eye, and said, “I am jealous of your writing.” Graham lives in rural New Hampshire with her husband and son, but still manages to do business with Hollywood, where she just finished a screenplay for The Disney Channel.

Diana Renngrew up in Seattle and now lives in Boston with her husband and son. She graduated from Hampshire College and earned an M.A. in English and American Literature from Brandeis University. After graduate school, Renn

Westborough library to host Young Adult Authors
Hilary Weisman Graham (photo/submitted)

taught ESL, writing, and literature, worked in educational publishing, and authored several ESL textbooks. She also traveled whenever possible, and taught English in South America. In addition to writing for young adults, Renn writes short stories and essays, which have been published in a variety of magazines and literary journals. “Tokyo Heist” (Viking/Penguin) is her first novel.

The program is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing. For more information or directions, call the library at 508-366-3050, visit the library's website at http://www.westboroughlib.org or email [email protected].


Westborough library to host Young Adult Authors
Diana Renn (photo/submitted)