Sister Bay/Liberty Grove - Author Chat

Author Chat: Backbiters, a young-adult, dystopian novel

Sister Bay-Liberty Grove library will hold an Author Chat/Reading by Wisconsin author Leea Glasheen 11 a.m. Saturday, March 3, of Backbiters, a young-adult dystopian novel , which follows a 15-year-old mutant girl fifty-four years after a corporate world war decimates human and animal populations on Earth. This free event is open to the public and is for young adults and not-so-young adults.

“Young adults need to process the conflict occurring now in their communities, their country and countries all over the world,” Glasheen said. “Dystopian novels offer young adults an opportunity to reflect on issues affecting them while being far enough removed to give them perspective, not to mention that dystopian plots are entertaining enough to keep their attention in a world of fast-paced entertainment.”

Glasheen is a Wisconsin native and middle and high school teacher. She holds a Master’s Degree in English with a creative writing emphasis from Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, WI. 

The protagonist of the novel is relatable to local youth because she balances personal and societal concerns as they do. She hopes to fit in at a high school filled with unevolved beings in the north of the former state of Wisconsin while she protects mutant babies born all over the world, but to do so, she will have to overcome widespread prejudice and a very greedy and dangerous politician. 

Backbiters was released in July by Montag Press of Oakland, California and is available now on Amazon. Speak with the author directly at

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm