Author Visit

Saturday, November 18, from 1:00 to 2:00pm in the Miron Fireside Room
Join us for some lively conversation, a time for questions, and - of course - light refreshments.

Author Debra Leea Glasheen is a Menasha High School alumna whose first official job was at the Menasha Public Library shelving books and listening to children’s book reports when she was 15 years old, the same age as the main character in her young adult dystopian novel, Backbiters. 

Leea has a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Carroll University and a master's degree in creative writing from Mount Mary University. She taught middle and high school in the Appleton Area School District, and she has recently been published in The Moon Magazine, The Writer's Tribe Review, Latchkey Tales, Alternate Hilarities, Synaesthesia Magazine, When Women Awake, and Splickety Love.

Visit her website.


About the book:
Menasha High Alum’s Young-Adult Novel Examines Young Adult Issues in a Dystopian Society

Backbiters, a young-adult dystopian novel by Debra Leea Glasheen, follows a 15-year-old mutant girl fifty-four years after a corporate world war decimates human and animal populations on Earth.

“Young adults need to process the conflict occurring now in their communities, our country and countries all over the world,” Glasheen said. “Dystopian novels offer young adults an opportunity to reflect on issues affecting them while being far enough removed to give them perspective, not to mention that dystopian plots are entertaining enough to keep their attention in a world of fast-paced entertainment.”

Backbiters was released by Montag Press of Oakland, California.

All programs at the Elisha D. Smith Public Library are free and for everyone.  Those with special needs are encouraged to call the library office at 920.967.3662 within 24 hours of an event to assure that specific needs with regards to parking, building and meeting room accessibility are met.  

Todos los programas de la Biblioteca Elisha D. Smith son gratuitos y para todos. Aquellos con necesidades especiales pueden llamar a la oficina de la biblioteca 920.967.3662 con 24 horas de anticipación a un evento para asegurar que las necesidades específicas  de parqueo, acceso al edificio o acceso a las salas de reunión puedan ser satisfechas.





Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm