Join me to help launch Splintered, the sequel to Spliced! Enjoy beer from Workhorse Brewing Company, treats from Highpoint Cafe, and the beautiful views from the rooftop Skyline Room of the Free Library of Philadelphia's newly renovated flagship Parkway Central Library, overlooking the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Books will be available for purchase from Open Book Bookstore. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required via Eventbrite, at http://bit.ly/Splintered-Launch. Splintered picks up where Spliced left off, further exploring a near future transformed by climate change in which young people called chimeras modify themselves by splicing animal genes into their own. After the events in book one, 17-year-old Jimi Corcoran wants to move on with her life and her relationship with Rex, her chimera boyfriend. But when another friend is accused of murder in the death of a chimera wearing a strange medical bracelet from a hospital that ostensibly provides healthcare for chimeras, Jimi and her friends do some digging—and uncover a chilling plot to exploit chimeras in horrifying ways. With help from new friends and old, and support from Chimerica, a shadowy network of chimera supporters, Jimi and Rex risk their lives to shut down the operation and expose it to the world, and in doing so incur the wrath of one of the most powerful and dangerous people in the world.