Au­thor Leigh Goff vis­its KI Li­brary

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STEVENSVILLE — On Mon­day, Oct. 2, at 6 p.m., the Kent Is­land Branch of Queen Anne’s County Li­brary wel­comes Leigh Goff, au­thor of two books for teens.

Goff will read from her new young adult book “Be­witch­ing Han­nah,” which is set in An­napo­lis, fol­lowed by a dis­cus­sion about the writ­ing process and pub­lish­ing. She will be sell­ing and sign­ing both of her young adult nov­els, “Disen­chanted” and “Be­witch­ing Han­nah.”

Goff’s writ­ing is in­spired by clas­sic tales and star­crossed fates. In her new book, an an­cient prophecy re­veals the rise of a young, pow­er­ful witch and the im­pend­ing death of an­other. Six­teen-year-old Han­nah Fitzger­ald re­al­izes she can no longer af­ford to sup­press the magic that has taken away so much. She seeks out the fright­en­ingly scarred, yet mys­te­ri­ous W, who is des­tined to change her life, but even he can­not pre­pare her for the dan­ger that sur­rounds her in the his­toric town of An­napo­lis.

Goff’s de­but novel “Disen­chanted” is a fan­tasy in­spired by the Wethers­field witches of 17th cen­tury Con­necti­cut.

“Fun fact — I re­cently learned that I am the eighth great-grand­daugh­ter of ac­cused Ch­e­sa­peake witch, El­iz­a­beth Dun­can of Vir­ginia, who went to trial in 1695 for be­witch­ing live­stock and caus­ing birds to fall from the sky,” said Goff.

The event is free of charge and sug­gested for teens and adults. No ad­vance reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired.

For more in­for­ma­tion about li­brary events, call 410-643-8161 or visit www. qa­cli­brar y.org.

LEIGH GOFF

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