UTNS Author Veronica Rossi On Young Adult Fiction Panel at Comic-Con


Many authors will be descending upon San Diego for Comic-Con on Sunday, and Veronica Rossi is going to be one of them!  Here’s the date and exact location of the panel in which she will be at:

What’s Hot in Young Adult Fiction

Strong protagonists, engrossing romance, humor, action, and angst! Join authors for a Q&A session and chat about the hottest new titles and trends in YA fiction. Moderated by Nathan Bransford (Jacob Wonderbar and the Interstellar Time Warp) and featuring Rachel Cohn (Beta), Mark Frost (The Paladin Prophecy), Rachel Hawkins (Hex Hall Series), Tahereh Mafi (Unravel Me), Chelsea Pitcher (The S Word), Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), Veronica Rossi (Through the Ever Night), Rainbow Rowell (Eleanor and Park), and Emma Trevayne (Coda).

Sunday July 21, 2013 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 24ABC
For all those Comic-Con attendees, will you be attending this panel?  It definitely looks to be an exciting panel for all those fanatical about young adult literature.

Spring Into the Future Tour Stop – with Veronica Rossi, Tahereh Mafi and Others

Spring into the Future authors

from l. to r.: Veronica Rossi, Tahereh Mafi, Ransom Riggs, Anna Carey, Cynthia Hand

I went to a book store event this past week in which I got to meet Cynthia Hand (Boundless, Hallowed, Unearthly), Anna Carey (Eve, Once, Rise), Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Talking Pictures), Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me, Unravel Me), and Veronica Rossi (Under the Never Sky, Through the Never Sky), who I’ve been really looking forward to meet ever since I fell in love with Peregrine.

I was able to record most of the event, and I will apologize in advanced for my laughter being as loud as it is in the recording.  You can check out the outline below regarding what’s in the video, and you can check out the video after the jump.

And if you’re wondering why they’re standing, the store only had 4 tall chairs and 1 short chair.  Veronical volunteered to stand so the rest could sit on the tall chairs, but they all decided to stand unified  instead.  Isn’t that just sweet?

0:00 – Cynthia Hand in the midst of explaining her book series

1:09 – For Tahereh – regarding book 3 for Juliette Warner and her relationship with Adam/Warner, and a possible teaser of a chapter similar to Chapter 62 in “Unravel Me”

4:20 – For Anna & Cynthia – on completing a series

5:23 – (cutoff) On their writing process and deadlines

9:00 – On having their books picked up for movies, and Tim Burton

10:15 – On rewriting scenes for visualization or possible cinematic effect for movies, and geography or mapping

13:07 – On how much they see of themselves in the characters, and where Tahereh Mafi tells a story about her brothers (quite humorous)

19:18 – For Tahereh regarding Warner’s development in her mind and story development in general

20:46 – On what makes a good villain and their favorite villains

26:48 – On how they came up with the plots for their books (cut-off)

28:28 – Their favorite characters from their books

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