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Thursday, May 16 • 3:40pm - 4:30pm
Author Panel: Novel 19s

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Come and meet Middle Grade and Young Adult debut authors from Utah and learn about their new books: Dan Haring (MG Fantasy), Samantha Hastings (YA Historical), Sofiya Pasternack (MG Fantasy), Crystal Smith (YA Fantasy), Tiana Smith (YA romance), RuthAnne Snow (YA Contemporary), and Erin Stewart (YA Contemporary). The authors will share 2019 publishing trends, participate in a Q&A session, and host a prize drawing for books and swag. 

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Christina Walsh

Salt Lake City Public Library

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Dan Haring

Dan Haring is a visual effects and animation artist, who has worked on films such as Tangled, The Lion King 3D, Incredible Hulk and Rio 2. He is currently helping create new worlds in virtual reality at Strange Reptile. He loves comic books, especially Batman. He lives in Utah with... Read More →
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Sofiya Pasternack

Kidlit Author
Hi I’m Sofiya! My debut middle grade fantasy ANYA AND THE DRAGON will release 9/24/19 with HMH! I love love love talking about all things fantasy, writing, story structure, and especially my weird niche passion, the neuropsychology of writing! Come say hi!
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Tiana Smith

Tiana Smith is a copywriter turned novelist who grew up in the Rocky Mountains. When she isn’t writing, she’s chasing after her ninja son, reading, or binging the Disney Channel. She has double degrees in Honors and English from Westminster College but wants to go back to school... Read More →

Thursday May 16, 2019 3:40pm - 4:30pm MDT
Eagle Room 300 B
  (6) Public Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session
  • Topic Tags Readers Advisory, Children/Youth Services (11-14), Children's Services (6-10)
  • Objective 1 Introduce local authors and how to book-talk their 2019 debuts
  • Objective 2 Read-alike books for the debuts and 2019 publishing trends for middle grade and young adult markets.
  • Objective 3 A Q&A session, including information/availability for author visits and other programming opportunities.