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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.


Panelists
Megan Shepherd

Megan Shepherd is the acclaimed author of The Madman's Daughter trilogy, The Cage trilogy and the middle grade novel, "The Secret Horses of Briar Hill." Her new book is "Grim Lovelies." Shepherd lives and writes on a 125-year-old farm outside Asheville, NC....

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Peternelle van Arsdale

Peternelle van Arsdale is a book editor, essay and short story writer, and the author of "The Beast Is an Animal" and "The Cold Is in Her Bones." She lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she is at work on her third novel....

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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....

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