This live panel event is available for members with full, extended, or time traveler admission levels.
Events can only be accessed on the date and time they become available. Panel Events open for questions 30 minutes before the session starts.
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.
Carolyn Tara O’Neil grew up in a tiny New York City apartment filled with thousands of books. Every Friday she went to the public library for even more reading material. She now lives in a slightly smaller NYC apartment with slightly fewer books, and still goes to the library every week.
In between then and now, Carolyn has lived in France, Spain, and Japan. She is happiest when in the woods or chatting with friends over tea, and is always eager to discuss TV, books, politics, and how we can work together to build a more equal society. Her debut novel, Daughters of a Dead Empire, is set during the Russian Revolution and will be published in Fall 2021 by Roaring Brook Press (Macmillan).
J.Elle is a young adult and middle-grade author and advocate for marginalized voices in both publishing and her community. Born in Houston, Texas, Jess is a first-generation college student with a Bachelor of Journalism and Master of Arts in Educational Administration and Human Development. Her passion for empowering youth dates back before writing to her first career in education. She’s worked as a Preschool Director, Middle School Teacher, and High School Creative Writing Mentor. Elle has also a year of Editorial experience at PS Literary Agency and Gelfman/ICM and freelances as a developmental editor for a literary agency. In her spare time, you’ll find her volunteering at an alternative school, providing feedback for aspiring writers, loving on her three littles, or cooking up some dish true to her Texas and Louisiana roots. Wings of Ebony is her first novel.
Maria Ingrande Mora is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she received her bachelor’s degree in English with a focus in creative writing. She is a marketing executive with over 18 years of experience building brand narratives, editorial strategies, and digital campaigns for clients across multiple industries.
She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and is on the board of directors of Keep St. Pete Lit, a non-profit promoting literacy through art, education and events in Tampa Bay. A single mom, Ingrande Mora lives in St. Petersburg with her tween and teen and a small menagerie of rescue animals.
Fragile Remedy is her debut.
Admission Required – Live
Carolyn Tara O’Neil, J. Elle, Maria Ingrande Mora