Bestselling young adult author Neal Shusterman will be in Columbus to celebrate "Teen Read Week" at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Columbus Public Library Auditorium, 3000 Macon Road.
Sponsored by Muscogee County Friends of Libraries, a booksigning will follow.
Shusterman grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he began writing at an early age. After spending his junior and senior years of high school at the American School of Mexico City, Neal went on to University of California-Irvine, where he was on the swim team and wrote a humor column. Within a year of graduating, he had his first book deal and was hired to write a movie script.
Shusterman is a novelist, screenwriter and television writer. His books have received many awards from organizations such as the International Reading Association and the American Library Association.
As a screen and TV writer, Neal has written for the "Goosebumps" and "Animorphs" TV series, and wrote the Disney Channel Original Movie Pixel Perfect. Currently Neal is adapting his novel Everlost as a feature film for Universal Studios.