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Children’s Fantasy Author Coming to Barnes & Noble

A.R. Silverberry, author of award-winning 'Wyndano’s Cloak,' will make a local appearance this Saturday.

South Bay Area resident Peter Adler, who uses the pen name A.R. Silverberry, fell in love with fantasy, fairy tales and suspenseful stories at an early age.

In Adler’s bio, he says, “My love for fantasy fiction was sparked by a babysitter, who, with a seemingly endless supply of Oz books, read me to sleep.”

That, and growing up in a family of writers, actors, artists and musicians, set Adler onto his own creative path and the eventual writing of his first novel, Wyndano’s Cloak, which has won numerous awards including Gold Medal Winner in the 2010 Readers Favorite Awards in Preteen Fiction.

As described on the author’s website, Wyndano’s Cloak is “a tale of madness, friendship, and courage,” which “reveals the transformative power of love and forgiveness, and the terrible consequences of denying who you really are.”

With the help of a magical cloak that changes the wearer into animals, the heroine, Jen, defends her family against a dangerous “shadowy figure from her past.”

Reviews of Wyndano’s Cloak include such praise as “constant suspense,” “a powerful coming-of-age story” and “a tale of intense imagination and wonder.”

Adler says the creative bug bit him early on, and throughout his childhood and adult years he played in rock and jazz bands, competed in classical music competitions and painted watercolors.

But his love of storytelling began before he could even write, when he and his mother “stole away to a secret place where I dictated a story.” His parents—both actors—encouraged Adler’s talents and inspired his own creativity. Growing up in Northern California allowed his imagination to blossom as he hiked the local forests “where pixies or fairies seemed to lurk beyond the next bend.”

A psychologist for adults and children, Adler began writing seriously in 1998. He’s working on a historical novel as well as a prequel and a sequel to Wyndano’s Cloak.

If you go:

What: Author appearance, A.R. Silverberry

When: 1-4 p.m. Saturday 

Where:

Cost: Free

Linda Covella May 24, 2011 at 07:05 PM
News of another award just in from author Silverberry! Wyndano's Cloak is the gold-medal winner in the 2011 Benjamin Franklin Awards, in the Juvenile/Young Adult Fiction category! Here's the link: http://www.ibpa.org/pubresources/benfrank2011_winner.aspx
Peter Adler May 25, 2011 at 08:36 PM
Thanks, Linda, for the wonderful article about Wyndano's Cloak! The following link to all the Ben Franklin award winners seems to load faster: http://www.ibpa-online.org/pubresources/benfrank2011_winner.aspx I'm looking forward to meeting everyone at the Pruneyard! Best Wishes, Peter Adler, Writing as A. R. Silverberry http://www.arsilverberry.com Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/2fzmyjm Twitter: http://twitter.com/arsilverberry
Linda Covella May 25, 2011 at 10:40 PM
Peter, thanks for the additional info! Have fun at your book signing on Saturday!
Peter Adler May 30, 2011 at 09:38 PM
Greetings Everyone, The event on Saturday was a fantastic success. We almost sold out of books! I left a few signed copies, but I'd get down there soon. They may not last! Best Wishes, Peter Writing as A. R. Silverberry
Linda Covella June 01, 2011 at 12:37 AM
I'm glad to hear the signing went so well, Peter! Fun reading ahead for those who bought the book!

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