Friday, May 17 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Now What? Emerging Writers Discuss Life After Their Debut

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Aspiring writers spend years honing their craft and trying to make it to the finish line of their debut novel. But once ink dries on the contract, what happens next -- and how much does life really change after a book escapes into the world? A discussion 2017, 2018, and 2019 debuts on the surprises, hurdles, and general weirdness with suddenly becoming a published author. 

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Rebecca Roanhorse

Rebecca is Nebula and Hugo award-winning writer. She also won the Campbell award for best new writer. She drinks a lot of coffee. Like, a lot. She lives in Northern New Mexico with her husband, daughter and doggos.

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Peng Shepherd

Writer, HarperCollins
Peng was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, where she rode horses and trained in classical ballet, and has lived in Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, London, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and New York. Her first novel, The Book of M, won the 2019 Neukom Institute for Literary Arts Award for... Read More →
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Mike Chen

Author, HarperCollins
Mike Chen is the author of HERE AND NOW AND THEN (MIRA, 2019) and A BEGINNING AT THE END (MIRA, 2020). He has contributed to major geek websites (The Mary Sue, The Portalist, Tor), covered the NHL for mainstream media outlets, and is super proud of his Star Trek: TNG fan fiction... Read More →
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R.R. Virdi

R.R. Virdi is the two time Dragon Award—Nominated author, and a Nebula finalist. He has worked in the automotive industry as a mechanic, in retail, and in the custom gaming computer world. He's an avid car nut with a special love for American classics. The hardest challenge for... Read More →

R. F. Kuang

Author, HarperCollins

Friday May 17, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
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