I’ll be attending WorldCon (aka Sasquan) in Spokane, Washington from August 20-23rd. Here are my panels. Outside of these times, I’ll be hanging out in the bar or lounge. I hope to see some of you there!
PG-13: Violence, Sex, and Teen Readers
Thursday 14:00 – 14:45, 303A (CC)
Panelists: Darlene Marshall (M), Wesley Chu, Fonda Lee, Jenn Reese, Alaina Ewing
When writing for teens or choosing books for young adults to read, is there a PG-13 line that needs to be drawn? Is there more violence, sex, and alchohol in young adult books today or have we just become more aware of it? And what the f’ing language kids are using in books? How does a writer address difficult or sensitive topics without going too far? Panelists discuss the danger zones within young adult fiction.
YA and Middle Grade Writers Resource Round Table
Saturday 12:00 – 12:45, 303A (CC)
Panelists: Deby Fredericks, Rebecca Moesta, Jenn Reese, Jessica Rising
Middle Grade and Young Adult fiction writers often have unique needs when it comes to writing, publishing and marketing. What resources are available? Where can writers go to get help or to get their questions answered? Members of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA) come together to share information about available resources.