TCHS Brandywine Instructional Assistant Crafts Engaging Books for Students
At the end of the school year, the Technical College High School (TCHS) Brandywine Campus recognized Audra Supplee, an instructional assistant at TCHS Brandywine and promising young adult author, who emphasized the importance of literacy and reading at a young age.
Supplee uses her writing to create books that engage and entertain young readers. For instance, her thrilling, new fantasy series, Winnie and the Wizard, opens with the first book, Frama-12, which lures readers in with the tagline, “Alternate worlds? Alien armies? Summer vacation just took a wild turn.” The second book in the series, Hutra, brings readers back into the story with the tagline, “One left-handed world. Two missing little boys. Three teens must make it right.” With a third installment on its way, Supplee continues to demonstrate how books can ignite the imagination and joy of reading.
Emphasizing the significance of education and the importance of books that engage young people, Supplee stated, “As a member of Team CCIU, I'm a strong believer in customer service. That is why I'm always happy to help students edit their college and/or scholarship essays. It is also my hope that one day, the adventures and occasional humor found in my fantasy novels will lead other reluctant readers to the joy I experience each time I dive into a new book.”
Leah Diener, a book lover and student at TCHS Brandywine, shared her thoughts on Frama-12, stating, "It's not like other books. I like how I can't guess what's going to happen next or what other kinds of creatures there will be."
Supplee’s enticing novels transport readers to a vivid and fantastical world through their beautifully described characters, sights, sounds and surroundings. The narrative is exciting to read while focusing on realistic relationships. Reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland and other imaginary stories that many know and love, Supplee’s books remain unique with a classic, fictional twist.
Supplee’s books can be found on Amazon in both Kindle and paperback formats. Her books can also be found at Barnes & Noble as either an eBook or paperback.
Supplee is one of many members of Team CCIU who have exceptional talent and a strong passion to teach students the value of education and literacy. From encouraging students to follow their dreams to offering a career and technical education, TCHS empowers students to gain real-life work experience and develop essential technical skills, all under the guidance of dedicated employees who are committed to their students' success.