Youth novels to be launched

Local authors and Camosun College English profs Jodi Lundgren and Kari Jones are teaming up to introduce their new novels aimed at a youth audience.

Lundgren published three other books before penning Leap. It’s the story of a 15-year-old girl who experiences romance for the first time and tries to stay grounded through her dancing.

Jones has written non-fiction books on hiking with preschool-aged children and hitting the back country with kids. Storm Tide, about a brother and sister trying to solve the riddle of a mysterious stranger who enters their lives, is her first novel.

The authors are at The Well, 821 Fort St., next Wednesday (April 27) from 7 to 9 p.m.