Kiersten White, author of the New York Times bestselling young adult novel Paranormalcy, will visit the Pepperdine Libraries on Tuesday, Dec. 4, to present a reading of her work and a discussion of writing strong female characters in young adult literature. The event will begin at 12 noon in the Surfboard Room of Payson Library, Malibu, where author Cynthia Struloeff will engage White in the post-reading Q&A.
Paranormalcy follows the efforts of the International Paranormal Containment Agency (IPCA), a group tasked with policing various mythological beings that live secretly among humans. The protagonist of the story is an IPCA officer named Evie, a teenage girl who possesses an ability to detect paranormals disguised as human beings.
White's novel debuted at No. 7 on the New York Times Best Seller list in the category of children's chapter books in 2012. Sequels Supernaturally and Endlessly followed in 2011 and 2012, while a film adaptation of Paranormalcy is in the works.