Here's the full schedule for the Maine Festival of the Book; I'll be presenting on two different panels:
1) At 11 am, I'll be talking with Alma Katsu, author of THE TAKER (who was in USA Today, today, nbd), about what "the supernatural" means to us and our books. I'll be discussing the influence of Greek tragedy on FURY's narrative arc, and she'll touch on how she considers her work to be akin to Gothic fiction. Among other things.
2) Then, at 1 pm, I'll join Maine authors Sarah Thomson (MERCY) and Amalie Howard (BLOODSPELL), to talk about how we depict real-life teen issues in paranormal fiction. Moderated by Kirsten Cappy of Curious City, it's sure to be a lively chat (plus a raffle/giveaway of some type!).
I've also announced on Twitter that if you find me in person tomorrow, I'll read you one sentence from my first actual ENVY ARC, which I received in the mail yesterday!!!
Of course the event features so many other/more talented authors, and I'm almost more excited for their panels than my own. Here are a two that I'm really looking forward to:
- "The Notion of Home," with (BU prof!) Lou Ureneck and former Maine governor (and current US Senate candidate) Angus King - one built a cabin in the Maine woods, the other hit the open road in a fully-loaded RV. What does home mean to each of us?
- "Fact into Fiction: The Intersection of Imagination and Real," with Debra Spark and Jessica Treadway - how to navigate using real-life fodder in fictional stories.