PRESS RELEASE from the Putnam County Library, August 2, 2017:

The Putnam County Library Friends proudly presents the 10th Annual Dinner With An Author. This year’s dinner will be held on Friday, September 15th at 6:30 p.m. at the Leslie Town Centre, which is located at 111 West 1st Street in Cookeville, Tennessee.

The guest author this year is Ruta Sepetys, the 2017 winner of both the Carnegie Medal (the UK’s most prestigious award for children’s literature) and the Golden Kite Award for Young Adult Literature from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Ms. Sepetys is a New York Times bestselling author of Out of the Easy and Between Shades of Gray. Her most recent book is Salt to The Sea.

Sepetys’ writing can be described as deeply researched historical fiction that appeals to both adults and students.

A movie adaptation of Between Shades of Gray entitled “Ashes in the Snow” is in production.

Her books have been published in over fifty countries and thirty-six languages. Prior to becoming a novelist, Ms. Sepetys enjoyed a career in the music industry. She now proudly calls Tennessee home.

Tickets for this event are $35 and will be on sale from August 14th – September 12th at both the Putnam County Library and at CPAC. This year, tickets may be ordered online through CPAC at

The Putnam County Library Friends is a non-profit organization that supports and promotes the use, services, and facilities of the Putnam County Library System. Proceeds raised by this event and other activities directly impact the Library. The PCL Friends is a proud and dedicated supporter of the Library’s Summer Reading Program.