Last weekend, the library hosted our third annual Author Festival. It was awesome!
We had 27 authors installed in the library. I want to thank them all for participating and making this event so wonderful.
I took a little trip down memory lane during this event and that’s what brings me to the book, or really the series, that I want to review. I met one of the authors, Keith Robinson, in 2009 when my library was hosting an event for authors. I’ve been a fan ever since.
Robinson published his first book “Island of Fog” in April 2009. It is the story of eight 12-year-old children and their families. They live on a foggy island, cut off from the rest of the world. The children are homeschooled together, where they not only learn all the common stuff like math, chemistry, and English, but they also learn what life was like on the mainland, that invisible place beyond the fog. A place where they are not allowed to go.
The children are no longer satisfied with vague explanations of why they are stuck on the island. They are tired of all the secrets. Then they begin to feel changes, such as an itchy green rash or a toothache.
“Island of Fog” is filled with fantasy, mystery and adventure. I remember reading it for the first time. It caught my attention from the start.
I read the whole book in one night. It took me about five hours. I couldn’t let go of him, even though I had to go to work the next morning.
“Island of Fog” is the beginning of the “Island of Fog” series. The series then explores how children change and grow through new adventures. Currently, Robinson has published 15 books in the series and he has also created a spin-off series called “Island of Fog Legacies” which takes place 20 years after the original series and introduces a new generation of shapeshifters.
If that’s not enough, he has four more series. Robinson has published 32 books to date. These are all sci-fi and supernatural fantasy books for middle school students ages 9-12.
But they are suitable for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re 9 or 99, if you love science fiction fantasy and the supernatural, you’ll enjoy Robinson’s books.
You can learn more about Robinson and his work by visiting his website https://www.unearthlytales.com. His books are available for purchase on Amazon and you can also come to the library and check them out.
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Brandy Wyatt is a trustee of the Dalton-Whitfield County Public Library.