The Learned Owl be hosting Jason Lady on the 15th of February from 1-3pm for a signing of his middle-grade novel, Monster Problems.
Sixth-grader Brad makes the mistake of drawing instead of paying attention in class. When Brad's parents ground him from drawing, his bratty little brother Daley rubs it in. Later that night, Brad is surprised when a mysterious crow delivers a pen to his bedroom window. Missing his beloved drawing and frustrated with his brother, Brad uses the pen to draw a Daley-Destroyer, a giant slimy green creature that he envisions "getting" Daley. To Brad's surprise, the pen is a magic pen, and the Daley-Destroyer comes to life, just as he imagined it, slime and all, and starts going after Daley! To makes things worse, only he and Daley can see it! Can Brad erase his monster problem before it's too late?
Jason R. Lady is an army brat who frequently moved around, living on military bases from Germany to Fort Knox, Kentucky. Jason made friends quickly by drawing comics and writing stories that starred the kids in each new school. When he's not writing, Jason listens to 80s music, is into anything involving superheroes, and is working on visiting every MLB baseball stadium. He lives with his wife in Cleveland, Ohio. Monster Problems is his first novel.