After School Reading with Jon Etter!

Wednesday, February 10th

4:00p CT

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About the Book

The uneasy truce between the Seelie Court and the Sluagh Horde is in trouble as nobles on both sides push King Julius and Queen Modthryth to attack while amongst the common fairy folk the Brother/Sisterhood of Afflicted and Repressed Fairies (B.A.R.F.) plans a revolution.The one chance Elfame may have to maintain the peace is a fairy raid organized by Prince Beow of the Sluagh and Princess Viola of the Seelie. But when the two are kidnapped, it’s up to Shade, Ginch, and the Professor to save them and prevent the fairy lands from descending into chaos.


About the Author

Jon Etter grew up in the cornfields of Illinois on a farm just outside of the town of Forrest (Population: 1300 and some dogs), where he spent most of his time devouring books in the local library. He earned a B.A. in English Education from Illinois State University and had the pleasure of taking a creative writing class with David Foster Wallace (he remembers Wallace complaining during one of their three-hour night classes about the tedium of reading through the galley proofs of the new book Wallace had coming out, which turned out to be Infinite Jest). Since then, Jon has earned an M.A. in English Literature from University of Wisconsin—Madison and Speech Certification from Carroll University.

Since 1996, Jon has taught thousands of students as a high school English teacher in Wisconsin public schools, first in Sheboygan and for the past ten years in Wauwatosa, an inner-ring suburb of Milwaukee. In addition to teaching, he has served as a station manager for WSHS 91.7 FM in Sheboygan, coached forensics and Destination Imagination, and been a faculty advisor for a number of groups including the Gay-Straight Alliance, Philosophy Club, Film Club, and Dungeons & Dragons Club.

Of Jon’s many accomplishments, he’s most proud of being crowned the Prairie Central Junior High Limbo Champion of 1987 and starring as E.T. in the 1982 Strawn Elementary School Christmas Pageant (which did, in fact, conclude with E.T. in the manger with Mary and Joseph cradling the baby Jesus in his arms). In addition, he is the author of the middle grade fantasy series Those Dreadful Fairy Books from Amberjack Publishing/Chicago Review Press, and the father of two children that he hopes to someday domesticate.