Young Adult Author Panel | Robin Benway, Tracy Badua, Charlene Allen, Elise Bryant | Wednesday, March 8 at 6:30 pm
Get ready to *book shimmy!* Epic Reads is heading to Los Angeles with an EPIC lineup of authors and books. Join us for a visit with Elise Bryant, Tracy Badua, and Charlene Allen as they hit the road to talk about their new books, moderated by National Book Award Winner Robin Benway! The event will include a panel format with discussion of the books, time for questions, and signing/personalizing books. The first 20 people to make reservations also will receive an Epic Reads tote bag. (Note: you do not have to make a reservation to attend.)
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ROBIN BENWAY is a National Book Award–winning and New York Times bestselling author of seven novels for young adults. Her books have received numerous awards and recognition, have received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews, ALA Booklist, and Publishers Weekly and have been published in more than twenty-five countries. Her previous book, Far From the Tree, won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature and the PEN America award. Robin is a graduate of UCLA and currently lives in Los Angeles.
Charlene Allen works with community organizations to heal trauma and fight injustice, especially the beast called mass incarceration. She received her MFA from The New School, her JD from Northeastern University, and her BA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She lives in Brooklyn with her fabulous family and their very silly dog. Play the Game is her debut novel.
Tracy Badua is a Filipino-American author of books full of humor, magic, and young people with sunny hearts in a sometimes stormy world. By day, she is an attorney who works in national housing policy and programs, and by night, she squeezes in writing, family time, pup pets, and bites of her secret stash of candy. She lives in San Diego, California, with her husband, chatty toddler, and photogenic Maltese.
Elise Bryant is the NAACP Image Award-nominated author of Happily Ever Afters, One True Loves, and Reggie and Delilah’s Year of Falling. She was born and raised in Southern California. For many years, Elise had the joy of working as a special education teacher, and now she spends her days writing swoony love stories and eating dessert. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Long Beach.