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Young Adult Author From Redding Giving Talk At Byrd's Books In Bethel

Brian Meehl of Redding
Brian Meehl of Redding Photo Credit: Facebook
Redding resident Brian Meehl will discuss his latest novel, "Blowback '07," at Byrd's Books in Bethel on Saturday.
Redding resident Brian Meehl will discuss his latest novel, "Blowback '07," at Byrd's Books in Bethel on Saturday. Photo Credit: contributed

BETHEL, Conn. --  Young adult author Brian Meehl of Redding will discuss his latest novel, "Blowback '07," at Byrd's Books in Bethel on Saturday.

The event is free and open to people of all ages.

"Blowback '07" is a novel for young people in grades 7 to 12. It's about clashing teenage twins Arky and Iris, who have one thing in common: an ancient musical instrument left to them by their mother. When Iris plays the strangely curved woodwind, the trouble begins; Arky’s friend, Matt, the school’s star quarterback disappears.

Transported to 1907 and the Carlisle Indian School, Matt is forced to play football for coach Pop Warner as the Carlisle “Redmen” revolutionize Ivy League football. Matt’s struggle to “play his way home” is complicated when he falls in love with an Indian girl.

Meehl is the award-winning author of five novels, including the vampire comedies "Suck It Up" and "Suck It Up and Die."

He enjoyed a successful career writing for television, winning three Emmys, and performing Muppets on “Sesame Street”and in Jim Henson films, including “The Dark Crystal.”

While he’s currently finishing up the next two books in his" Blowback" trilogy, Meehl welcomes visitors to his websites, blowbacktrilogy.com and brianmeehl.com.

The event will begin at 4 p.m.

Byrd's Books is at 126 Greenwood Ave., Bethel.

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