Wendelin Van Draanen: bestselling author of more than 30 books, including the Edgar-winning Sammy Keyes mystery series featuring “a modern-day Nancy Drew”, the Schneider award winning The Running Dream, and Flipped which became a Rob Reiner directed WB feature film in 2010.
Mark Huntley Parsons: a long-time non-fiction writer and debut author of Road Rash, a band-on-the-road YA adventure which has been nominated for YALSA's 2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults!
Mark & Wendelin will discuss books, writing, and how they survive sharing an office. They will also share how they juggled fulltime jobs and raising children as they worked toward publication. “Everyone has a dream. We want to remind people that they can come true.”