Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Rachel Hawkins, author of the Hex Hall trilogy, visits LaGrange College!

On November 12th, Rachel Hawkins, author of the young adult fantasy trilogy Hex Hall, visited LaGrange College and spoke to our students about her experiences as a young adult author.

We had a wonderful turnout at the Cultural Enrichment event, and Rachel even spoke to one of our education classes!

Not only did Rachel share with our students her journey from English teacher to published author, she also emphasized just how important it is to have a job that you love. In her mid-twenties, Rachel quit her job as an English teacher in the middle of the year, and shortly thereafter, she decided to follow her dream of becoming a published author. She took an idea that she had written down years before and expanded it into what would become Hex Hall, the first book in a three-part series. Within just a few short months, Hex Hall was finished and published, and her dream of becoming a writer had come true. As a result of her experiences, Rachel told our students that the best advice she could give was to never settle for a job that you don't love and to chase your dreams until they become reality.

Lewis Library carries all three books in the trilogy, Hex Hall, Spellbound, and Demonglass in our collection! If you like witches, wizards, monsters, and vampires, this series is for you!
Look for the books under the call number JUV HAWKINS in our Juvenile section on the 3rd floor of Lewis Library.

Rachel is on Tumblr and Twitter as well!

*This post was authored by Lindsey Lowry

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