Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Teen Book Scene: Cobbogoth Teenage Garage Sale


Introducing the author of Cobbogoth, Hannah L. Clark...

Hannah L. Clark was born and raised in central Utah. She has been creating stories since age four, but used to record her earliest adventures on tape, "DJ Style," on account of the difficulties she faced as a dyslexic. In 2006 she earned her Bachelor's Degree in English from Utah Valley University and shortly thereafter began seriously writing her first novel, Cobbogoth. Hannah currently lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah with her husband, Michael and their son, where she actively seeks to inspire kids and adults by speaking about her experiences of becoming an author in spite of her dyslexia.

Favorite Quote: "Whatever you think you can or can't do, you're right." -Henry Ford

Onto the author's own teenage garage sale...

No Doubt: Tragic Kingdom CD - $5

Delta High School Rabbit Mascot Uniform (I was the first female mascot in our school. I believe I started a trend.) - $15

Half used bottle of Old Navy perfume - $2

Tie-dyed quilt made by me - $10 (it was my first real sewing project and was a little pathetic, but worked great for sleeping on dirty bus floors on my way home from track meets)

Track spikes - $15

Beatles Anthology cassette tape collection I got from a boy in 8th grade - $5

The Complete Adventures of Sherlock Holmes audio collection - $10

My old paper route carrier bag - $2

My 10-speed bike “Rusty” - $5 (My dad got it from Good Will and fixed it up for the paper route I took on as a 12-year-old)

Favorite copies of—which I would never even think about selling in real life—Jane Eyre, Little Women, and Great Expectations.

Finally, knowing my mom, she probably would’ve turned the yard sale into a full on event and made her town-famous spud nuts, (donuts with mashed potatoes in them—you just have to try them to understand), jubilee-jumbles, and divinity to sale for $.50 apiece.


To seventeen-year-old Norah Lukens, the Cobbogothians were just a myth. But after her archeologist uncle's brutal murder, and being asked to translate one of his old research journals for evidence, she begins a journey to discover the truth for herself.

Chasing the myth her uncle was obsessed with, Norah learns that his murder was a cover up for something far more sinister. If she hopes to save others from suffering the same fate he did--including the peculiarly magnetic James Riley--she must head to Iceland in order to find out the truth once and for all.

If she succeeds, she'll gain the one thing she's always longed for.

But if she fails, not even the gods can help her.

Thanks to Hannah and Teen Book Scene!

LiLi