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Sequels and Spin-Offs in YA Literature


Trilogies and series have long been popular in YA literature. An interesting trend are books which take a minor character or world from one series to create a whole new series that is a spin-off of the original series. Three authors will talk about their use of sequels and spin-offs in their writing of fantasy.


Panelists
Rae Carson

Rae Carson is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of award-winning fantasy and science fiction. She lives in Arizona with her husband. Her new book is "Star Wars Most Wanted."

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Dhonielle Clayton

Dhonielle Clayton is an author, a former librarian, COO of the non-profit We Need Diverse Books and co-founder of Cake Literary, a creative kitchen whipping up decadent--and decidedly diverse--literary confections for middle grade, young adult and women's fiction readers....

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Robin LaFevers

New York Times best-selling author Robin LaFevers was raised on a steady diet of fairy tales, Bulfinch’s mythology, and 19th century poetry. It is not surprising she grew up to be a hopeless romantic....

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Lisa McMann

Lisa McMann is the New York Times best-selling author of numerous books for kids and teens including the middle grade dystopian fantasy series: The Unwanteds and The Unwanteds Quests, and the Going Wild Trilogy....

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