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Event Date: February 22 - 24, 2019

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Sunday, February 24 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
YA Lit Insanity

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Vampires sparkle, werewolves are cuddly, but children kill children for adults' pleasure while adults experiment on teens to find solutions for their problems. And, of course, there are more schools and school based stories than ever.  The trends in YA Lit are interesting statements on society even if they are fun to read.  Join our panelists as they discuss the plots already in print and speculate on the trends to come.

Moderators
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Liz Long

Editor/Author
Liz Long is a USA Today bestselling author of YA and urban fantasy, most recently The Brighton Duology. She is a magazine editor in Roanoke, VA, and when not writing, can be found drinking happy hour prosecco, attempting hand lettering, or cuddling her dog, Fisher. She is the Director... Read More →

Speakers
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Ruth Sanderson

Artist Guest of Honor
I'm a professional illustrator with over 85 published children's books. In addition, I create coloring books for adults, book covers, fantasy art, collector's plates, and more. I also enjoy teaching writing and illustrating for children in a summer graduate program at Hollins University... Read More →
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Jason T. Graves

Author, editor, illustrator, publisher, educator—Jason is most happy making things or teaching others. He is the author of four novels—Blood Roses and Morning Stars, books one and two of the Noctivagas Chronicle; The Alewife: Curse of Obsession; and Gretchen Thyrd: On the Bridge—and... Read More →
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S.A. Hunter

S.A. Hunter writes the popular Scary Mary Series. It is a young adult series about a high school girl who hears ghost. The tagline is, "The dead speak to her. She wishes they'd shut up." In each book, Mary must deal with paranormal and teen issues. From standing up to bullies to stopping... Read More →
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Jody Lynn Nye

Author Guest of Honor
Jody Lynn Nye lists her main career activity as ‘spoiling cats.’ When not engaged upon this worthy occupation, she writes fantasy and science fiction books and short stories.Before breaking away from gainful employment to write full time, Jody worked as a file clerk, book-keeper... Read More →


Sunday February 24, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ballroom D

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