Young Adult Fantasy: Wars in New Worlds, Conversation 2123
Enni is a journalist and YA author living in Los Angeles. She is creator and host of the First Draft podcast, where she talks shop with other KidLit authors. In her non-laptop life she likes enchiladas, flea market shopping, and her cat, Hammer. She is featured in the forthcoming YA anthology, “Because You Love To Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy,” out in July.
Aveyard is the New York Times bestselling author of “Red Queen” series whose newest entry is “Glass Sword.” A Massachusetts native, Aveyard moved to Los Angeles to earn a BFA in screenwriting at USC. As an author/screenwriter, she uses her career as an excuse to read too many books and watch too many movies.
Lu is the author of the New York Times bestselling series "The Young Elites,” as well as the bestselling "Legend" series. | She graduated from the University of Southern California and jumped into the video game industry as an artist. Now a full-time writer, she spends her spare time reading, drawing, and playing games. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband
Taylor is the New York Times bestselling author of the global sensation the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy ("Daughter of Smoke & Bone,” "Days of Blood & Starlight,” "Dreams of Gods & Monsters,” and the companion novella, "Night of Cake & Puppets") and "Strange the Dreamer.” She is also the author of the Dreamdark books and "Lips Touch: Three Times.” She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her family.
White is the New York Times bestselling author of "And I Darken" as well as the Paranormalcy trilogy, the dark thrillers "Mind Games and Perfect Lies,” "The Chaos of Stars,” "Illusions of Fate,” and "In the Shadows" with Jim Di Bartolo. She lives in San Diego, which, in spite of its perfection, spurs her to dream of faraway places and even further away times.