NC Literary Hall of Fame



The Jolt Felt Around the World by Susanna Shetley

Wisdom House Books
$18.99, hardcoverr
ISBN: 978-1-7336573-0-3
November, 2019
Children's: Picture Book
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Mother Earth becomes so heavy with trash that one day, with a great jolt, she starts falling from the sky. Leaders around the world frantically begin developing plans for Earthlings to evacuate and flee to other planets, only to find their requests denied. The other planets don't want anything to do with the Earthling inhabitants! What will they do? Where can they go? The Earthlings must figure out how to save their dying planet before it's too late.

Susanna Shetley was born in Asheville to two educators. Her love for books started at an early age when her mother, a public school librarian, made books a priority in the home. Throughout childhood and beyond, writing has fueled Susanna's life and career. Prior to writing full-time, Susanna taught middle school language arts. When not working on a book, Susanna writes for magazines and blogs, and produces a popular newspaper column for The Smoky Mountain News. Her most honored job is being mom to two young boys. Susanna lives in the mountains of North Carolina. Leisurely, she loves to cook, read, hike and travel the world, always on the lookout for a great story.

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