University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Writing a Successful Adventure Novel

Adventure stories for middle grade/YA readers reach out to an enthusiastic audience. Several best-selling authors will share their strategies for writing and publishing a successful adventure story.

Mari Mancusi

Mari Mancusi is a former multiple Emmy award-winning TV news producer and author of more than two dozen sci-fi/fantasy books for kids, teens and adults including her newest series The Camelot Code: The Once and Future Geek from Disney Books....

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Shelley Sackier

Shelley Sackier is the author of "The Antidote," "The Freemason's Daughter" and "Dear Opl." She blogs at about food, family and the folly that is life while living atop a mountain in the Blue Ridge....

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Suzanne Young

Suzanne Young is the New York Times best-selling author of The Program series. Originally from Utica, New York, Suzanne moved to Arizona to pursue her dream of not freezing to death. She is a novelist and an English teacher but not always in that order....

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