Emerson Page and Where the Light Enters (Paperback)

By Christa Avampato

Possibilities Publishing Company, 9781947486003, 208pp.

Publication Date: July 24, 2017

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Description

Thirteen-year-old Emerson Page wants to know what happened to her mother, Nora, a world-renowned anthropologist well-known for her research on ancient cultures and languages. Five years ago, Nora was found on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. "We've never seen anything like it," said the NYPD. "It's as if she just fell asleep on the steps of the museum and never woke up." And with that, the police gave up their search for answers. But Emerson didn't. Her journey to discover the answers about her mother's mysterious death takes her deep below the streets of New York City on a dangerous adventure into a magical world of books. There she learns the stunning truth about her mother and her own destiny to continue her mother's legacy. Time is running out. An alarming threat looms large and too close to home. With the very existence of human imagination at stake, can Emerson find the strength to fulfill her mother's final wish before it's too late?


About the Author

Christa Avampato was born on a retired apple farm in the Hudson Valley of upstate New York. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and pursued her passion for theater by managing Broadway shows and national theater tours. After getting her MBA at the Darden School at the University of Virginia, she spent five years in corporate America and then started her own boutique consulting practice to work with education-based nonprofits and startups. During that time, she grew her writing career as a freelancer for publications like The Washington Post, HuffPost, and Royal Media Partners publications. She has been an invited speaker on the power of the imagination at SXSW, Games for Change, New York University, and Columbia University. She has also been a volunteer middle school and high school teacher for New York City public schools through Junior Achievement and a creative writing workshop facilitator for 826DC.org. Through it all, yoga has kept her sane, her rescue pup, Phineas, has kept her company, and her home in New York City has kept her inspired.


Praise For Emerson Page and Where the Light Enters

"Fascinating story deftly told, a tale of courage and a gritty investigation, featuring a young protagonist who will take readers by surprise. Fast-paced, excellent writing, brimming with vivid descriptions and dialogues...Will enthrall both young adult readers and adults, a well-plotted story with powerful themes seamlessly woven into its fabric. Christa Avampato was able to win my heart from the very beginning with a powerful hook, and managed to keep my eyes glued to the pages, unable to stop reading. Seduces the reader right off the bat...A huge success for a novel!" --Romuald Dzemo, author and book reviewer for San Francisco Book Review and Manhattan Book Review

"A masterpiece, a tale of strength and adventure. A refreshing new look at the YA genre. It is all go, all the way through. Fascinating and well-written. This story pulled me in deep, and there was no letting go until the last page. I hope that this is the first of many." --Anne-Marie Reynolds, Readers' Favorite 5-Star Review

"A radiant adventure...captivating and mystifying. The young heroine is brilliant and inspiring...curious and bold, strong and vulnerable, loving and powerful...As you turn the last page and read the final words you are assured by an ageless truth - love conquers all...Emerson bravely follows the path set before her and lets her light shine." --Cheryl E. Rodriguez

"A marvelous blend of mythology and epic fantasy. A big, imaginative, and beautiful coming of age tale that begs for a sequel. Most highly recommended. Emerson has an appealing combination of curiosity, strength and determination, and her interactions with her service dog, Friday, and the inventive genius, Truman, are wonderful to behold." --Jack Magnus