Local Schools and CiCi’s Pizza Play Host to National Authors

By Kristen Japowicz – Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WATERTOWN, NY – Young Adult Fiction authors Christopher & Allan Miller, as well as local author and entrepreneur Christopher Hopper, will be dining with fans of their nationally published book series for two nights at CiCi’s Pizza in the Stateway Plaza, Thursday December 8th and Friday December 9th from 6pm to close.

The evenings are a part of their publisher’s “Discover the Adventure of Reading and Writing Tour,” which includes appearances at local Jefferson County schools, including Indian River, Wiley, and South Jeff, as well as some live radio interviews.

“Visiting schools and meeting students who have read our books is one of the hidden treasures of being a writer,” says Spearhead Book’s co-founder Christopher Miller. “When you see the light go on in the student’s imagination, that’s the best feeling of all.”

“We wanted to take this experience beyond the class room, too,” says Hopper, speaking of the evening activities at his restaurant on Arsenal Street. “Hosting these nights at CiCi’s is a great way to connect with families and have fun.”

More than just pizza will be for sale at CiCi’s, too; the author’s books, including The Miller Brothers’ new Mech Mice series, Code Bearers series, and Hopper’s newly published trilogy, The White Lion Chronicles, will be available for purchase.

“I’m really stoked about this,” says CiCi’s General Manager Shane Marolf. “I think it’s going to leave a very positive impact with a lot of families.”

For more information on the tour itinerary visit www.christopherhopper.com/date or log on to www.spearheadbooks.com for more details.

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Purchase Christopher’s new trilogy here!

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December 8th
Spearhead Books’ Discover the Adventure of Reading and Writing Tour
-8:15am-8:30am on-air with Johnny Spezzano The Border
-9:00am-11:00am Wiley Middle School Workshops
-12:20pm-2:00pm Indian River Middle School Workshop
-5:00pm-6:00pm on-air with Glenn Curry AM 1240
-6:00pm-11:00pm CiCi’s Pizza “Dinner With The Authors”
December 9th
Spearhead Books’ Discover the Adventure of Reading and Writing Tour
-9:00am-12:00pm South Jefferson School Workshops
-6:00pm-11:00pm CiCi’s Pizza “Dinner With The Authors”


Daddy H · 1 Dec ’11 at 10:43 am

Wonderful! I will be there!!!
Jesus keep you guys!

    Christopher Hopper · 1 Dec ’11 at 5:33 pm

    I can’t even tell you how awesome it is to see you write those words. Wow.

MelissaB · 5 Dec ’11 at 8:54 am

We home schoolers would love to attend….should we come to one on the workshops given for one of the public schools?Just let me know…thanks:)

    Christopher Hopper · 5 Dec ’11 at 11:50 am

    I’m not sure of the school policies, but seems fine to me! I know Indian River’s is at the Library and might work best. But both Chad Fairchild and Patti LaBarr (principals) are good friends and Wiley and South Jeff would be open to having you stop by.

MelissaB · 5 Dec ’11 at 2:33 pm

Oh…I ought CiCi’s was hosting the event.They belong to Watertown District…and usually don’t participate in the schools events.I thought the classes were going to CiCi’s for some reason.

    Christopher Hopper · 7 Dec ’11 at 9:15 am

    CiCi’s is just hosting us for the evenings. The schools are hosting us for the workshops.

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