Teen mystery is center of book signing

The Sixth Storm authors Kim Cooper Findling and Libby Findling will read from and sign copies of their book on August 20 at the Newport Visual Arts Center. The free event begins at 5:30 p.m.

About the book: The author of “Day Trips From Portland” teams up with her daughter to write the teen mystery novel “The Sixth Storm”. The story is set in the fictional town of Starfish Cove on the Oregon Coast and uncovers family secrets, brave girls and spectacularly bad weather.

The book was released March 1 from Dancing Moon Press. Named one of “four new and noteworthy young adult novels from Oregon authors for Spring 2019” by Amy Wang in The Oregonian/Oregon Live on April 18, “The Sixth Storm” is available in regional bookstores and online.

“One night as I was putting Libby to bed she said something incredible about the tumultuous weather that set the whole book in motion,” says Kim Cooper Findling. “Libby was my catalyst, muse and editor, and writing a book with her was a total blast.”

Kim and Libby spent three years writing the book and pitching it to agents and publishers. In that process, the opportunity to purchase a small book publishing company came up and Kim could not refuse. So in addition to releasing this book, Kim will help hundreds of authors realize their dreams of publishing their own work through Dancing Moon Press, a 22-year-old Oregon independent book publishing company.

“I loved creating this mystery with my mom,” says Libby Findling. “Our main character can be introverted, but she is also strong and independent. There is a looming fear of death hanging over the family, and Skye takes up the challenge to figure out what is going on.”