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Friday, October 3 • 14:00 - 15:00
Writing for the YA Market

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Writers of young adult fiction talk about some of the considerations when it comes to writing fantasy and science fiction stories for younger readers. What are the differences between novels written for adults and young adults? What do you need to consider when dealing with voice, characters, violence, sex, diversity and young adult topics? What is the market looking for?

Moderators
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Jane Ann McLachlan

Jane Ann McLachlan is the multiple award-winning author of six published novels, three non-fiction books, one memoir, and a short story collection. Her novels include: Walls of Wind (2013, SF); The Occasional Diamond Thief (2015, YA SF) which was featured in VOYA and won the Book... Read More →

Guests
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S.M. Beiko

Based in Winnipeg, S.M. Beiko has worked in the speculative fiction publishing industry since 2010 as a consultant, developmental editor, and graphic designer, and has done so for novels, short fiction, children's books, and graphic novels. She is also an author of young adult fantasy... Read More →
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Aviva Bel'Harold

Dyslexic author Aviva Bel'Harold has written several YA books, 3 self published, 1 hybrid and the latest fully published through Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy. She does several signing a month as well as speaking in schools and other events.
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Susan Forest

Laksa Media Groups
Susan Forest writes SF, fantasy and horror, and is an award-winning fiction editor for Laksa Media. Her novel, Bursts of Fire, came out in 2019, to be followed by Flights of Marigolds. She has published over 25 short stories, contributes to When Words Collide, and has appeared at... Read More →
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Julie McGalliard

Julie McGalliard is a writer and occasional cartoonist. Her first novel, Waking Up Naked in Strange Places, was released in 2015.
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Lisa Voisin

Owner / Technical Writer, Self
A Canadian-born author, Lisa Voisin spent her childhood daydreaming and making up stories, but it was her love of reading and writing in her teens that drew her to Young Adult fiction. She is also a technical writer, a meditation teacher, and leads a local writing group for teens... Read More →


Friday October 3, 2014 14:00 - 15:00 PDT
05. Green Timber 2 Second Floor, Right Side

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