About Lori R. Snyder:

In an alternate universe, Lori R. Snyder (she/her) is a circus performer—probably an aerialist wearing a lot of glitter. In this universe, she’s had many different careers (none of which, sadly, are circus-related): marine biologist, fourth grade teacher, dancer, yoga teacher and studio owner, book editor, and writer. Venice, CA is one of the great loves of her life, as are kindness, delight, and the sea—and The Circus at the End of the Sea is her love letter to all of those. Lori is also the founder of the Writers Happiness Movement, which offers free happiness tools to writers. She lives at the beach in Los Angeles, near the circus that she loves. If you head out to the bike path on any nice day, you can probably find her skating there. The Circus at the End of the Sea is her first novel; her second—also a fantasy for kids—is coming out with HarperCollins in 2024.

Author and Venice local Lori Snyder. Photo courtesy of Huzzah

About  The Circus at the End of the Sea:

A vibrant and enchanting debut novel about an orphan girl who discovers a magical circus, perfect for fans of Kelly Barnhill and Rebecca Stead!

Maddy Adriana knows that magic is real. All her life, her heart has pulled her towards things too perfect to be ordinary. One day, that tug leads her to a magical street circus, hidden in plain sight among the canals and boardwalks of Venice Beach.

For the first time in Maddy’s life, she finally feels like she belongs. But the circus is in grave danger. Maddy will need to confront the frightening side of magic, as well as her own deepest fears, if she’s to have any hope of saving the place she dreams of calling home.

This unforgettable debut shows readers the magic of following your heart and finding where you belong.

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