Visiting Author: Laekan Zea Kemp Celebrating New Release & Book Signing
Visiting Author Event
On Saturday, October 1st, Wild Lark Books will host visiting author Laekan Zea Kemp as she celebrates the release of her newest publication – Omega Morales and the Legend of La Lechuza. She will be providing a small program and offering a book signing. This event is free to attend!
Schedule of Events:
2:00-2:30 Reading and Q&A
2:30-3:00 Owl presentation (provided by South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center)
3:00-4:00+ Signing line begins
* Mi Mesa Food Truck will also be in attendance!
Juvenile Fiction (Ages 8-12) | Fantasy | Hardcover – $16.99
Fans of The Girl Who Drank the Moon, Paola Santiago and the River of Tears, and Disney’s Encanto will be captivated by this fantastical novel about a girl who must learn to trust her ancestral powers when she comes face-to-face with the Mexican legend La Lechuza.
Omega Morales’s family has been practicing magic for centuries in Noche Buena. But over the years, the town’s reputation for the supernatural is no longer one the people carry with pride. So Omega’s family keeps to themselves, and in private, they’re Empaths–diviners who can read and manipulate the emotions of people and objects around them. But Omega’s powers don’t quite work, and it leaves her feeling like an outsider in her own family.
When a witch with the power to transform herself into an owl–known in Mexican folklore as La Lechuza–shows up unannounced, Omega, her best friend Clau (who happens to be a ghost), and her cousin Carlitos must conduct a séance under a full moon in order to unravel the mystery of the legend.
Suddenly Omega’s magic begins to change, and the key to understanding her powers is more complicated than she thought. Omega will have to decide what’s more important–trusting the instincts of others or learning to trust in herself.
About the Author:
Laekan Zea Kemp is the author of Pura Belpré Honor book Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet and Heartbreak Symphony. She has three objectives when it comes to storytelling: to make people laugh, cry, and crave Mexican food. Her work celebrates Chicane grit, resilience, creativity, and joy while exploring themes of identity and mental health. She lives in Austin, Texas. Omega Morales and the Legend of La Lechuza is her middle grade debut. Laekan invites you to visit her at laekanzeakemp.com or follow her on Twitter @LaekanZeaKemp.