What Harry Potter Means to Me & More: Author Panel on Sept. 20
Calling all Harry Potter fans, young adult lovers, middle grade devotees and aspiring writers! Join us as we hold a special author panel featuring authors Scott Reintgen, Kim Ventrella and Brad McLelland! They will be discussing how Harry Potter has had an influence on their lives as well as talking about their own writing processes and more.
Scott Reintgen is the author of the Nyxia Triad series. His former career as a teacher of English and creative writing in diverse urban communities in North Carolina taught him the difficult lesson that inspiration isn't equally accessible to everyone. So he set out to write a novel for the front-row sleepers and back-row dreamers in his classes. He hopes that his former students see themselves, vibrant and on the page. You can follow him on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter at @Scott_Thought.
Kim Ventrella is the author of the middle grade novels Skeleton Tree and Bone Hollow. She is also a contributor to the upcoming New Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark anthology. Her works explore difficult topics with big doses of humor, whimsy and hope. Kim has held a variety of interesting jobs, including children’s librarian, scare actor, Peace Corps volunteer, French instructor and overnight staff person at a women’s shelter. She lives in Oklahoma City with her dog and co-writer, Hera.
Brad McLelland was born and raised in Arkansas and spent several years working as a crime journalist in the South. In 2011 he obtained his MFA in creative writing from Oklahoma State University, where he met his writing partner, Louis. Together they are the authors of Legends of the Lost Causes and The Fang of Bonfire Crossing. A part-time drummer and singer, Brad lives in Oklahoma with his wife, stepdaughter, a mini Aussie who gives hugs, and a chubby cat who begs for ham.