Jenna Blum will read from Stormchasers, a novel she researched by chasing tornadoes for five years with a stormchasing company called Tempest Tours. It centers around twins Karena and Charles who share an unbreakable bond and a devastating secret. Twenty years ago,18-year-old Charles, who suffers from bipolar disorder, and his sister were out stormchasing when they collided with a motorcyclist. The two swore to each other they wouldn't report the deadly incident to authorities. In the years that followed, the siblings disappeared from each others lives. Karena pursued a career as a newspaper reporter. Charles endured stints are various mental-health facilities and fed his true passion: chasing storms. When Karena receives a distressing phone message about Charles, she ventures into the eye of the storm, literally, to find him.
Jenna Blum is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Those Who Save Us. She attended Kenyon College and Boston University, where she taught writing for five years and was the fiction editor for AGNI literary magazine. Currently, she runs master novel workshops for Grub Street Writers in Boston, where she lives.