Tuesday October 8, 2013: Durham author Nathan Kotecki’s first novel, last year’s The Suburban Strange, introduced Suburban High and its supernatural conflicts through the eyes of newcomer Celia. Today, Kotecki’s standalone sequel, Pull Down the Night, is out and available in hardcover and ebook [Kobo|Nook|Kindle] from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers. Pull Down the Night welcomes a new newcomer, Bruno, to Suburban High, for the school year following the events of The Suburban Strange — which, I should add, was recently released in paperback, from HMH imprint Graphia. Celia and the rest of the Rosary, at least those which haven’t already graduated, are a year older; also back are the alt-rock musical influences and the sensibility of self-discovery and self-acceptance that so thoroughly inhabited the first book.
EVENTS: Kotecki will launch the book at Flyleaf Books tonight at 7 pm, preceded by hors d’oeuvres at 6:30. There are giveaways and even a raffle for a “Pull Down the Night” gift basket. Then, next week, at Quail Ridge Books on Tuesday October 15th, Kotecki will participate in the latest “kid lit” roundtable hosted by Piedmont Laureate John Claude Bemis, also at 7 pm.