Book signing features junior’s book

  By Jordan Freisleben A junior’s novel was featured at a book signing at an Encino Barnes & Noble on Jan. 26. Melissa Gertler ’11 first self-published “The Champion of Valens” in May 2009. Shortly after its publication, Barnes & Noble agreed to stock Gertler’s book in a few select stores as well as online. […]

Sophomore publishes own fantasy book

By Emily Khaykin Melissa Gertler ’11 published her book “The Champion of Valens” using Authorhouse, a self-publishing company. “The Champion of Valens” tells about a feud between two kingdoms and the journey of a teenage girl, Nara, who takes her blind brother’s place in the army, ignoring the harsh gender based roles. “The Champion of […]