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Saturday, June 29 • 10:00am - 10:50am
The Inner Magic of Strong, Female Characters in contemporary YA

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A panel of contemporary YA authors discuss their 2019 novels and how their strong, female leads possess their own form of magic — resilience during real life trying times. Moderated by Farrah Penn of BuzzFeed Books.

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Farrah Penn

Farrah Penn is a YA author currently residing in Los Angeles, CA. When she’s not writing books, she can be found creating content for BuzzFeed, running @BuzzFeedBooks on Instagram, and talking too much about her dog. 12 STEPS TO NORMAL is her first novel.

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Britta Lundin

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Britta Lundin is a TV writer, novelist, and comic book writer. She most recently wrote on the show Riverdale on the CW. Her young adult novel SHIP IT is out now from Freeform Books. A longtime fanfiction reader and writer, she can track her life milestones by what she was shipping... Read More →
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Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Brok

Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka are the authors of ALWAYS NEVER YOURS, IF I'M BEING HONEST, and the forthcoming TIME OF OUR LIVES. They met in high school and fell in love over a shared passion for Shakespeare. Austin went on to study English at Harvard so he could continue... Read More →
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Dana L. Davis

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Aminah Mae Safi

Aminah Mae Safi is a Muslim-American writer who explores art, fiction, feminism, and film. She's the winner of the We Need Diverse Books short story contest. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her partner and two cats. She is the author of NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR... Read More →
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Maurene Goo

MAURENE GOO is the author of several acclaimed books for young adults, including I Believe in a Thing Called Love and The Way You Make Me Feel. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and cat, Maeby.
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Sarah Enni

Sarah Enni is an author, podcaster, and journalist living in Los Angeles. Her debut young adult novel, Tell Me Everything, is out now. You can read her short story in the New York Times best-selling villain anthology, Because You Love To Hate Me, out now.She created and hosts the... Read More →
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Bridget Morrissey

Bridget Morrissey lives in Los Angeles, California, but hails from Oak Forest, Illinois, a small yet mighty suburb just southwest of Chicago. When she's not writing, she can be found coaching gymnastics, reading in the corner of a coffeeshop, or headlining concerts in her living room... Read More →

Saturday June 29, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Whitley Heights