The 2015 event featured young adult authors Sonia Gensler and Tara Hudson. Throughout the month of October 2015, Gensler and Hudson traveled to Sulphur, Prague, Blanchard, Piedmont, and Edmond. They did presentations at each town’s public library in the evening. During the day, they visited and presented at local schools. An estimated 1,907 teens and adults attended the programs. “Each library developed a special program or event to coincide with the author visits,” said ODL children and youth librarian Adrienne Butler.
The authors had a great time fielding questions from young readers. Gensler and Hudson’s books focus on paranormal subjects which were well received by both young adult and adult readers. Hudson is the author of Hereafter, Arise, and Elegy. Gensler is the author of The Revenant (winner of the 2012 Oklahoma Book Award), The Dark Between, and Ghostlight.
The Double R Author Tour is sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, the Oklahoma Center for the Book, Friends of the Oklahoma Center for the Book, Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma (FOLIO), and Best of Books.