Dave Connis

The Temptation of Adam

Contemporary

Adam Hawthorne is fine. Yeah, his mother left, his older sister went with her, and his dad would rather read Nicholas Sparks novels than talk to him. And yeah, he spends his nights watching self-curated porn video playlists. But Adam is fine. When a family friend discovers Adam’s porn addiction, he’s forced to join an addiction support group: the self-proclaimed Knights of Vice. He goes because he has to, but the honesty of the Knights starts to slip past his defenses. Combine that with his sister’s out-of-the-blue return and the attention of a girl he meets in an AA meeting, and all the work Adam has put into being fine begins to unravel. Now Adam has to face the causes and effects of his addiction, before he loses his new friends, his prodigal sister, and his almost semi-sort-of girlfriend.

Dave Connis

Dave Connis write words you can sing and words you can read. He lives in Chattanooga, TN with his wife, son, and a dog that barks at non-existent threats. When he’s not writing YA or MG, he’s probably working really strange part-time jobs/doing other things that actually give his family the ability to eat food.

Learn more at his website.

Schedule

Friday, October 19

11:00-11:45am • Panel Discussion – I’m Only Me When I’m With You

Location: DSU 3023-25

When life is tough, it’s good to have a friend to lean on. Some of these authors are friends; some write about friendship in the midst of troubling times. Navigating friendships as a teen—in  real life or on the page—can be tricky, but it can also build unlikely (and necessary) camaraderie in real life.

Along with these authors:
Kate Hart
Nisha Sharma
Candace Ganger
Randy Ribay
Amy Spalding
Moderated by Courtney Stevens

6:00-6:45pm • Panel Discussion—Comics & Coffee

Location: Starbucks Coffee (360 E 8th Ave.)

These awesome nerds have found a way to combine their interests and their writing to make adventure-filled books that draw you in from page one. From comics to horror, sci-fi to historical fiction or new spins on fairy tales—these authors are sure to entertain and elevate your imagination.

Along with these authors:
Joe Wos
Jen Wang
Wendy Spinale
Daphne Kalmar
Rebecca Caprara
Moderated by Michael Moreci