Join author Kerry O’Malley Cerra at the Hamilton Public Library for a teen writing workshop on September 26th at 5pm, sponsored by the Colgate Bookstore. The workshop will teach teens on the best way to create a perfect character. This event is free and open to teenagers and adults. Her book, Just a Drop of Water, will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
Just a Drop of Water, a gripping and intensely touching debut middle grade novel, brings the events of September 11, which shook the world, into the lens of a young boy who is desperately trying to understand the ramifications of this life-altering event.
“Historical fact and realistic fiction elements are woven together with an expert hand, making readers care about this moment in history and giving educators an excellent book sure to spur thoughtful discussion.” - School Library Journal
Kerry O'Malley Cerra is the author of the award-winning, middle-grade novel Just a Drop of Water, which won a Florida Book Award, the Crystal Kite Award, and was named to VOYAs Top Shelf Fiction for Middle Readers' 2014 list. In addition, the book was a finalist for the 2015-2016 Maine Student Book Award, the 2016-2017 Truman Award (Missouri), the 2017-2018 Garden State Teen Book Award (New Jersey), the 2018 Nene Award (Hawaii), and won runner-up for the 2016-2017 Magnolia Award (Mississippi).
Kerry holds a degree in Social Science Education from the University of South Florida and continues to use her teaching skills in author presentations at schools across the country. Though she'll always consider South Jersey/Philly her home, she currently lives in Florida with her husband, kids, and two poorly behaved rescue dogs.