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School Visit with Ben Guterson
Private Off-Site Event
Author Ben Guterson will be visitng schools with Once Upon A Time Bookstore.
About the Book: Eleven-year-old Elizabeth spends Christmas break at Winterhouse Hotel under strange circumstances. There, she discovers that she has magic, and her love of puzzles helps her solve a mystery in this enchanting urban fantasy debut--the first book in a trilogy set in a magical hotel full of secrets.
About the Author: Ben Guterson was born and raised in Seattle. Before working at Microsoft as a Program Manager, Ben spent a decade teaching public school on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico and in rural Colorado. He has written features and book reviews for newspapers, magazines, and websites, as well as a nature-travel guide to the Southwest. Ben and his family live in the foothills of the Cascades east of Seattle. Winterhouse is his first book.
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