Four acclaimed YA authors discuss their latest novels and the craft of writing fiction with a literary bent. The conversation will cover the authors' best (and worst) techniques for writing and revising, lessons pulled from working with an editor, how plot shapes character and character shapes plot, and more. Perfect for curious readers and aspiring writers of all genres.
Tiffany D. Jackson is the author of the critically acclaimed Allegedly and, most recently, Monday’s Not Coming: How can a teenage girl just vanish without anyone noticing that she’s gone? A TV professional by day, novelist by night, she received her bachelor of arts in film from Howard University and her master of arts in media studies from the New School.
Claire Legrand is a librarian and the NYTimes bestselling author of The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls, The Year of Shadlows, Winterspell, The Nutrcracker: Some Kind of Happiness, Foxheart, and Furyborn, which debuted at #4 on the NYTimes bestseller list.. Sawkill Girls, a queer young adult horror novel, will be published in early October.
Anica Mrose Rissi is the author of Anna, Bannana, and the Friendship Spit and other books in the Anna, Banana chapter-book series, as well as of the picture books The Teacher's Pet and Watch Out for Wolf! Her most recent book is the YA novel Always Forever Maybe, which explores the depths and boundaries of intense friendships and intoxicating love. Her essays have been published by The Writer, and the New York Times.
Nova Ren Suma is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling The Walls Around Us, a finalist for an Edgar Award. She also wrote Imaginary Girls and 17 & Gone and is co-creator of Foreshadow: A Serial YA Anthology. She has an MFA in fiction from Columbia University and teaches at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her latest book is A Room Away from the Wolves, a spellbinding ghost story set in a refuge for troubled girls deep in the heart of New York City.