Every few years an author "reinvents" a classic monster. Glittering vampires, anyone? But what goes into reinventing classic monsters. Five authors share how they reinvented the old to make it new again.
Rachel is the award-winning author of the Deadland Saga , which includes 100 Days in Deadland , named one of the best books of 2013 by Suspense Magazine. She's currently writing the Fringe Series, a space opera that pits an interstellar crew of post office workers against an empire. The first two books--Fringe Runner and Fringe Station--are out now. |
Rachel was raised on a farm near Manchester, Iowa, where she spent every free minute... Read More →
Rachel is a transgender woman and writer living in the Midwest. She writes | contemporary YA stories under her given name and fantasy/science fiction | under the name R. J. Eliason. Her contemporary YA novels published as Rachel | Eliason include: Run, Clarissa, Run; The Case of Nikki Pagan; The Best Boy | Ever Made; and The Mage Chronicles. Her fantasy novels published as R. J. | Eliason include the Bear Naked saga (Bear Naked, Bear Naked 2... Read More →
Sarah is the author of the award winning middle-grade fantasy Magic Thief series, which has been published in 19 languages around the world. In addition to being a 2009 E. B. White Read-Aloud honor book and an NCTE notable book, The Magic Thief is on sixteen state reading lists and is the Beehive Award winning children’s novel of 2010 in Utah, a 2011 Golden Sower honor book in Nebraska, and a Rebecca Caudill honor book in Illinois... Read More →
Friday October 16, 2015 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Taft BCedar Rapids Doubletree, 350 1st Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids IA 52401