Roderick Townley, author of the just-published young adult novel "The Red Thread: A Novel in Three Incarnations," will give a lecture and reading, and sign books in an appearance from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 13 at Oread Books, Kansas University.
Townley will focus his lecture on the process of researching and writing books for young people. "The Red Thread: A Novel in Three Incarnations" (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Simon & Schuster Publishing) is a supernatural murder mystery in which a teenager's quest for a dark truth leads her backward in time and across an ocean to the origin of a psychic wound.
Townley also is the author of "Sky," an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults.
The event is free and open to the public. Oread Books is located on the second floor of the Kansas Union.