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Alum '99 to read from her first novel

3/21/2012
Peddie School is proud to present novelist Megan Colpitts Miranda ‘99, who will read from her first novel, Fracture, at 7:00 p.m. on Friday (March 23) in the school’s Annenberg Library.

Peddie School is proud to present novelist Megan Colpitts Miranda ‘99, who will read from her first novel, Fracture, at 7:00 p.m. on Friday (March 23) in the school’s Annenberg Library. In Fracture, Miranda uses a near-death experience to create a riveting tale of suspense and horror. This event is free and open to the public.

Miranda graduated with a degree in biology from MIT where she twice won a coveted award for research in bioengineering. She has spent her post-college years working in biotech and, later, teaching high school before writing Fracture, which came out of her fascination with scientific mysteries—especially those associated with the brain. Her interest in the brain also became heightened after supporting a friend through his struggle with a serious traumatic brain injury.

In a review of Fracture, Publishers Weekly says that, “Miranda’s debut is a captivating and intelligent story of love and death with a dash of the supernatural. Seventeen-year-old Delaney Maxwell “dies” after falling into a frozen Maine lake. Rescued and revived by her best friend Decker after 11 minutes under the ice, Delaney spends six days in a coma and awakens with an itch deep in her brain that, again and again, leads her to people who are on the verge of death. Miranda’s riveting plot drives to an equally tense climax as she gracefully weaves together themes of suffering, compassion, jealousy, friendship, and trust. The fluid writing, empathetic characters, and big questions raised elevate this paranormal romance into a haunting meditation on what it means to be human and to truly live.”

Miranda lives with her family near Charlotte, North Carolina, where she volunteers as an MIT Educational Counselor.

This event was made possible by the Richard L. Chilton Fund for Excellence in Creative Writing.

Learn more about Megan Colpitts Miranda '99 at The Reading Frenzy.