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Kiersten White


Kiersten White is the New York Times best-selling author of many books for teens and young readers, including "And I Darken," "Now I Rise," "Bright We Burn," "The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein" and "Slayer." She lives with her family near the ocean in San Diego, where she perpetually lurks in the shadows.

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Scheduled events:
Kiersten White
Slayer - "New York Times"-bestselling author launches a brand-new series set in the world of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" that introduces a new Slayer as she grapples with the responsibility of managing her incredible powers that she's just beginning to understand.

MOSTLY BOOKS, Booth #240 (Seats 1)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror

Author: Kiersten White
Fantasy Thrillers: Who Will Survive?
Fantasy thrillers engage readers in high-octane adventures as characters struggle to survive. Kass Morgan immerses readers in space combat in "Light Years" while Kiersten White visits the world of monsters and vampires in "Slayer."

Teen & Author Stage (Seats 88)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Teen and Author Stage (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kass Morgan, Kiersten White
Moderators: Cydne Bolton, Nancy Webber-Graff
Step into the Dark Side of YA Fantasy
Step into the dark side through the fantasy novels of three YA authors who talk about how and why they explore darkness within their books.

Education Room 353 (Seats 117, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Megan Shepherd, Peternelle van Arsdale, Kiersten White
Moderator: Michelle Mohrweis
Vampires and Werewolves
Worlds of vampires and werewolves collide as Cynthia Leitich Smith shares from her Feral Night series and Kiersten White from "Slayer," her new book based on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Teen & Author Stage (Seats 88)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Teen and Author Stage (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Cynthia Smith, Kiersten White
Moderators: Cydne Bolton, Nancy Webber-Graff
Trends in YA Literature
YA literature is continuously evolving and changing as particular trends take over the field or disappear. So what is happening in YA literature right now and what is the next big trend?

Education Room 333 (Seats 40, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Megan Shepherd, Cynthia Smith, Kiersten White
Moderator: Lisa Morris-Wilkey

Books:
Slayer #1
Children / Teens
Simon Pulse
January 2019
ISBN 9781534404953
416 pages
$18.99, INSTORE
Buy now

From New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White comes a brand-new series set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer that introduces a new Slayer as she grapples with the responsibility of managing her incredible powers that she’s just beginning to understand. More/less

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein
Children / Teens
Delacorte Press
September 2018
ISBN 9780525577942
$18.99, INSTORE
Buy now

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Tucson Medical Center

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