Inspiration can come from the most unlikely of places. For author Tracey L. Pacelli, the impetus for her young adult novel, Time Warped, rose out of a battle with stage four melanoma. Pacelli beat the cancer, and, as she explains in an email, "in an effort to keep my daughter near me, I turned my attention as a writer to the YA market, so I could include her in the creative process." The resulting novel, which follows Lanie Landry on a quest to learn the truth about herself and her family, features a cover designed by Pacelli's daughter. It won the 2011 Preditors & Editor's Readers poll for best young adult novel. Pacelli signs books at Barnes & Noble in Biltmore Park Town Square on Saturday, March 10, 1-3 p.m. Free. http://biltmorepark.com.
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