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Meet Children’s Book Author Margaret Mincks
February 11, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM| Free
Winter Park, FL On Saturday, February 10 Writer’s Block Bookstore will host a reading and signing with Margaret Mincks at 124 E Welbourne Avenue, Winter Park.
Event will take place at 3:00pm Saturday, February 10, 2018
ABOUT THE BOOK: ABC’s Shark Tank meets The Terrible Two when a pair of sixth grade entrepreneurs compete to become top mogul on their block.
Twelve-year-old Peter Gronkowski prides himself on being a professional businessman. Tired of the clichéd lemonade stands that line his block, he decides to start a better business with the help of an intern. But his intern of choice, the quiet and writerly Rachel Chambers, turns out to be more than he bargained for. Rachel is innovative, resourceful, driven—and when she’s had enough of Peter’s overbearing management style, she decides to start a competing empire next door. As their rivalry and sabotage tactics become more outrageous—Slander! Espionage! Lemonade threats!—Peter and Rachel ultimately learn the hard way that “nothing gold can stay” and that friendship is more important than money.
Alternating perspectives reveal what really motivates each character to win. And Peter’s memos and “business tips” as well as excerpts from Rachel’s melodramatic novel-in-progress generate fresh hilarity and tension at every page turn. Payback on Poplar Lane is a pitch-perfect comedy with heart, reminiscent of your favorite classic middle-grade series.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Margaret Mincks grew up the second oldest of eight kids. When she wasn’t swimming, acting, making up slightly disturbing songs, or filming B-movie parodies with siblings and friends, she was writing and illustrating stories. After graduating from the University of Virginia, she moved to Chicago to perform improvisational comedy with the iO Theater. She later worked at Spider, a literary magazine for six- to nine-year-olds, as an editor. Margaret has also written for children’s nonfiction series like Ripley’s Believe It or Not. She now lives in Florida with her husband, young daughter, and her Staffordshire bull terrier named Reesie.
ABOUT WRITER’S BLOCK BOOKSTORE: We are Central Florida’s full-service independent community bookstore located one block east of Park Avenue in beautiful downtown Winter Park. Serving the Orlando area since 2014, we have all your old favorites, new best-sellers, and Indie Next picks. We host author events, monthly book clubs, coordinate author school visits, and offer discounts for educators and our loyalty club members.