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Teen Festival Features Book Signing by Author Stacy Padula
Author Stacy Padula will participate in Saturday's Barnes & Noble Teen Fair at 120 WaterTower Plaza in Leominster. The native of Pembroke, Mass., will sign her books aimed at teen readers at noon to 1:30 p.m. this weekend.
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The five novels in her popular Montgomery Lake High Series include:
Montgomery Lake High #1: The Right Person tells the story of troubled teen Chris Dunkin, who's been a substance abuser since age 12. Now 15, he's drinking more alcohol and is using heavy drugs to keep himself high. His grades, family relationships, and dream of becoming a pro football player are slipping away. Chris knows he is in over his head. Then a ray of hope comes in the form of a beautiful girl named Courtney.
This story of teenage acceptance and the battle over moral convictions will hit home with many teens looking for answers.
MONTGOMERY LAKE HIGH #1: THE RIGHT PERSON (ISBN: 978160114725)
In Montgomery Lake High #2: When Darkness Tries to Hide, as the skies grow darker and darker over Montgomery Lake High, not everyone takes the severe storm warning seriously. A day later, Andy Rosetti - the popular class president - is in a coma, and his classmate Jason Davids feels responsible for the tragedy. As Andy's friends and family cope with the aftermath of the storm, Jason and his friends set out on a quest to save Andy's life. Stopping at nothing, Jason begins to see there are forces stronger than nature at work in Montgomery … and more than one life is in need of saving.
MONTGOMERY LAKE HIGH #2: WHEN DARKNESS TRIES TO HIDE (ISBN: 978-1-60976-
In a dimly lit hospital room, Chantal peers at her boyfriend Andy's blank face. It's been one month since he slipped into a coma, one month since she last heard his voice. Chantal begins reflecting on their journey, which began two years prior in seventh grade. Montgomery Lake High #3: The Battle for Innocence flashes back to that pivotal year when the characters of Montgomery Lake High were first introduced to the temptations, peer pressures, and internal struggles associated with adolescence. Join Chantal, Andy, and their friends as they learn the high value of integrity, courage, and faith.
MONTGOMERY LAKE HIGH #3: THE BATTLE FOR INNOCENCE (ISBN: 978-1-62857-
The Aftermath is a story of redemption that encourages teens to be true to their moral convictions, even when they find themselves facing peer pressure or are swimming against the current. The story touches on the social issues of drug abuse, self-acceptance, and bullying.
High school freshman Jason Davids tries to overcome his destructive lifestyle of drug use. After a natural disaster lands one of his classmates in a coma, he feels responsible for the tragedy, attributing it to his drug problem.
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THE AFTERMATH (ISBN: 978-1-62857-
The Forces Within follows Andy Rosetti and his friends' chilling adventure at Fallen Lake. After a tornado wreaked havoc on his hometown, he suffered severe head trauma. During his recovery, he experienced a force more powerful than any weather phenomenon, something darker than he ever dared imagine. He woke to a world he did not recognize and can no longer distinguish reality from illusion.
Is Andy stuck between two worlds, or have his eyes been opened to see a deeper reality? The story wrestles with spiritual warfare, moral convictions, and teenage social issues.
The Forces Within (ISBN: 978-1-62857-
About the Author: A native of Pembroke, Massachusetts, Stacy A. Padula has spent years working with adolescents. She has been a mentor, life coach, youth group leader, and private educational consultant with extensive experience in the fields of college counseling, tutoring, standardized test preparation, and Christian counseling. Her first novel, The Right Person, was published in 2010. At that time, she program director of JBG Educational Group, a company of about 30 educators who work closely with young adults and their families on everything under the academic blanket. She served as JBG's program director/director of operations for several years and helped the founder/president develop many facets of the company, including curriculum. Throughout her time at JBG, she continued working on the Montgomery Lake High book series. Although the series is "young adult fiction," it is closely based on realistic situations that high school students encounter. In 2011, When Darkness Tries to Hide was published, followed by The Aftermath (her personal favorite) in 2013. In 2014, both The Battle for Innocence and The Forces Within were released, and in 2015, all five books hit the shelves of Barnes & Noble. It was a dream come true to see her books for sale in the popular, mainstream bookstore.
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