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This event will remain accessible until March 1st for members with General and Full Admission, and March 22nd for members with Extended and Time Traveler Admission.
Bitsy Kemper is an award-wining author of 21 children’s books, from whimsical fairytale retellings to teen non-fiction, and editor of several well-known writers’ works. She admits to spending too much of her early career in the computer industry, where she was interviewed in places like CNN and co-wrote a nationally-syndicated newspaper column. After her first picture book series, she figured out a way to merge her PR and marketing expertise with her writing, and (as usual) hasn’t slowed down. When not nose down and knee deep creating & editing, she enjoys presenting at writing-related events, eating dark chocolate, and pretending to clean the kitchen. Bitsy is an accomplished speaker, mother of three (four if you count her husband), and according to her website, a really nice gal.
Alexa Donne is the author of Brightly Burning and The Stars We Steal, YA sci-fi romance retellings of classics set in space out now from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Her next YA, The Ivies, a thriller set in the world of competitive college admissions, will be out in May 2021 from Crown/Random House. A graduate of Boston University, she works in TV marketing and has done pro bono college admissions mentoring since 2014. A true INFJ, in her “free” time she mentors with WriteGirl, runs the Author Mentor Match program, and manages one of the most popular writing advice channels on YouTube. She lives in Los Angeles with two fluffy ginger cats named after YA literature characters. You can find her in most places @alexadonne
Ronni Davis lives in Chicago with her husband Adam and her son Aidan. By day she copy edits everything from TV commercials to billboards, and by night she writes contemporary teen novels about brown girls falling in love.
Her debut novel, When the Stars Lead to You, is available now from Little Brown Books for Young Readers, and the anthology You Too?, in which she is a contributor, is available now from Inkyard Press.
Halli Gomez teaches martial arts and writes for children and young adults. She has written several stories with neurodivergent characters including her young adult novel, List of Ten (Sterling, March 2021) When no one is looking, she sock skates through the house and talks to dogs like they are human. When people are looking, she enjoys reading, outdoors, and breaking out of escape rooms with her family. Halli lives in North Carolina with her husband, two boys, and two dogs.
Admission Required – Live
Alexa Donne, Bitsy Kemper, Halli Gomez, Ronni Davis