University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Amber Smith

Deborah Triplett

Amber Smith is the New York Times best-selling author of The Way I Used to Be and The Last to Let Go. Fueled by a lifelong passion for the arts, story, and creative expression, Amber graduated from art school with a BFA in painting and went on to earn her master’s degree in art history. She grew up in Buffalo, New York and now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her two dogs. Visit her online at

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The Last to Let Go
Children / Teens
K. McElderry Books
February 2018
ISBN 9781481480734
384 pages
$17.99, INSTOCK
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"When her mother is arrested for killing Brooke's abusive father, Brooke must confront the shadow of her family's violence and dysfunction"--

The Way I Used to Be
Children / Teens
K. McElderry Books
March 2017
ISBN 9781481449366
384 pages
$10.99, INSTOCK
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"After fourteen-year-old Eden is raped by her brother's best friend, she knows she'll never be the way she used to be"--

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