Award-Winning YA Authors Amy Reed, Nina LaCour, and Stephanie Kuehn
Panel Discussion with Award-Winning YA Authors
Amy Reed, Nina LaCour, and Stephanie Kuehn
Thursday, July 30, 7:30 pm
Location: Pegasus Books Downtown
Wheelchair accessible. Refreshments served. This event is free.
Amy Reed recently moved to Asheville, North Carolina from Oakland, California with her husband, 2-year old daughter, and dog. She is the author of the gritty, contemporary YA novels, BEAUTIFUL (a 2011 YALSA Quick Pick), CLEAN (a 2012 YALSA Quick Pick, Junior Library Guild Selection, Northern California Book Award Nominee, and YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults nominee), CRAZY (Bank Street College Best Book of the Year), OVER YOU (2014 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults nominee), and DAMAGED. Her latest book, INVINCIBLE, is the first in a two-book series, lauded as “The Fault in Our Stars” meets “Go Ask Alice.” You can find online at amyreedfiction.com.
Nina LaCour is the author of three critically acclaimed young adult novels published by Dutton Books: Hold Still, The Disenchantments, and Everything Leads to You. She has tutored, taught, and guest lectured in various places, including Berkeley City College, Maybeck High School, Stanford University, and Mills College, where she received an MFA in Creative Writing in 2006. Her novels have been Junior Library Guild selections, ALA Best Books for Young Adults, and have appeared on many state and regional lists. Nina won the 2009 Northern California Book Award for Children’s Literature, was featured in Publishers Weekly as a Flying Starts Author, and was a finalist for the William C. Morris award. She loves teaching, reading work by emerging and established writers, and talking about the craft of fiction.
Stephanie Kuehn holds degrees in linguistics and sport psychology, and is currently working toward a doctorate in clinical psychology. Her debut young adult novel, CHARM & STRANGE, was the winner of the 2014 William C. Morris Award, and her second novel for teens, COMPLICIT, was named to YALSA’s 2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults list. Stephanie was also awarded the 2015 PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship for her forthcoming novel, THE PRAGMATIST, and her most recent book, DELICATE MONSTERS, has received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Stephanie lives in Northern California with her husband, their three children, and a joyful abundance of pets. Please visit stephaniekuehn.com to learn more.