SSFS to Welcome Alumnus Author John Schoffstall '69
Ariel Voorhees

Half-WtichOn April 18, English classes in the Middle and Upper School will welcome SSFS alumnus John Schoffstall '69 to talk about his book Half-Witch, the craft of writing, and his fascinating career. Schoffstall spent his career in emergency medicine before writing Half-Witch, his debut novel. NPR recognized Half-Witch as a “Best Book of 2018,” and critic Kelly Link says this about the book: “A picaresque fantasy debut in the mode of L. Frank Baum, in which witches and magic and God and goblins populate a world that is possibly just next door to our own. Lizbet and the witch girl Strix are delightful company in which to set out on the road.”

Combining a thrilling hero’s journey with a rich and detailed magical world, Half-Witch is perfect for readers 12 and up. Find it here and read Half-Witch with your Springer before Schoffstall’s visit!

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