Elayne Audrey Becker
Thursday, September 2 @ 7 PM (CST)
Join Anderson's Bookshops for a virtual launch event with local debut author Elayne Audrey Becker to celebrate the release of her new book, Forestborn! Elayne will be in conversation with fellow author Joanna Hathaway.
A young, orphaned shapeshifter in a world that fears magic must risk everything if she hopes to save her only friend in Elayne Audrey Becker's Forestborn, first in a new fantasy series with a timeless feel.
More about the book:
Rora is a shifter, as magical as all those born in the wilderness—and as feared. She uses her abilities to spy for the king, traveling under different guises and listening for signs of trouble.
When a magical illness surfaces across the kingdom, Rora uncovers a devastating truth: Finley, the young prince and her best friend, has caught it, too. His only hope is stardust, the rarest of magical elements, found deep in the wilderness where Rora grew up—and to which she swore never to return.
But for her only friend, Rora will face her past and brave the dark, magical wood, journeying with her brother and the obstinate, older prince who insists on coming. Together, they must survive sentient forests and creatures unknown, battling an ever-changing landscape while escaping human pursuers who want them dead. With illness gripping the kingdom and war on the horizon, Finley’s is not the only life that hangs in the balance.
About the author:
Elayne Audrey Becker (she/her) graduated from Vassar College with a BA in Classics and history and continued her education at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland after time spent as an editor at a New York publisher. She grew up with a lake and woods as her backyard, spending long days outside and visiting national parks with her family.
Joanna Hathaway is an avid storyteller and history buff whose writing is inspired by her great-grandfather's participation in WWI. She loves traveling the globe, flying in airplanes, and is forever a “horse girl.” Born in Montréal, Canada, Hathaway now resides in Minnesota.