The Town Book Store in Westfield will host a Meet & Greet with Ofer Aronskind, author of four young adult books on Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 2-4 PM. Short Hills, NJ resident Ofer Aronskind remembers what it was like to be 12 years old: the challenges of middle school, making new friends, attending summer camp for the first time, having your first crush. By drawing on events from his own life, as well as on those of his three teenage sons, he has been able to vividly recreate some of life’s most memorable experiences in his young-adult novels.

Aronskind’s primary goal was to write books that boys especially would want to read. His writing frequently draws upon his own life experiences, as well as those of his sons. His first two books, Summer Sleep-Away and That Same Summer, are loosely based on adventures and anecdotes from the summer camp that his family operated in The Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.

Meet Ofer Aronskind at The Town Book Store located at 270 East Broad Street in Westfield (corner of East Broad and Elmer Streets). If you are unable to attend this event, feel free to call The Town Book Store at (908) 233-3535 to reserve an autographed copy.