Michel Stone joins us with her second novel The Border Child (sequel to The Iguana Tree), a story that examines the perils families face in pursuit of the American Dream— specifically in this case, separation between parents and their infant child while crossing into the United States from Mexico. It’s a novel of surpassing sensitivity and heart, illuminating the pain and cost of immigration. She’ll be in conversation with Jo Hackl, Greenville attorney and young adult novelist herself.
Michel Stone is a 2011 recipient of the South Carolina Fiction Award, a graduate of Clemson University with a Master's Degree from Converse College, and an alumna of the Sewanee Writers Conference. Raised on Johns Island on the South Carolina coast, Michel now lives in Spartanburg, S.C.