Tucson Festival of Books

YA Workshop: Writing Your Debut YA Novel


Three debut authors of new YA books will share their experiences in writing a debut YA novel, answer questions, and provide tips to teens and adults who want to write YA books. Their new books range from historical fiction to dystopia to dark fantasy.


Panelists
Krystal Marquis

Krystal Marquis happily spends most of her time in libraries and used bookstores. She studied biology at Boston College and University of Connecticut and now works as an environmental, health and safety manager for an online retailer....

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Samuel Miller

Samuel Miller is a novelist and screenwriter, made in South Dakota, based in Los Angeles. His most recent novel, "Redemption Prep," was a New York Times and Indie best-seller and is in development for television with MGM....

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Jasmine Skye

Jasmine Skye is a queer-romantic, grey-ace, bigender fantasy author. Growing up, Skye learned sword fighting, renaissance dancing and equestrian skills through the SCA, a medieval recreation society. In college, s/he studied Psychology, Anthropology (with a specialization in Native and Indigenous Studies) and Multidisciplinary Honors in Writing....

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Books:
The Davenports
Krystal Marquis
Children
Penguin
January 2024
ISBN 9780593463345
400 pages
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Daughter of the Bone Forest
Jasmine Skye
Children
Feiwel & Friends
February 2024
ISBN 9781250872456
432 pages
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Dark Parts of the Universe
Samuel Miller
Children
HarperCollins Publishers
April 2024
ISBN 9780063160484
432 pages