Roundtable: A Conversation with Authors of Teen Fiction

Sunday, October 22 from 2-4 PM

Catonsville Branch, Baltimore County Public Library, 1100 Frederick Road, Catonsville MD 21228

Join 6 writers of fiction for teens for a lively, interactive panel discussion about their inspirations, writing process, and the value of stories in the modern world. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the program.  This panel is co-sponsored by Baltimore County Public Library and the MD/DE/WV Region of the Society for Book Writers and Illustrators.

Featured authors:

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F.M. Boughan is a bibliophile, a writer, and an unabashed parrot enthusiast. She can often be found writing in local coffee shops, namely because it’s hard to concentrate with a cat lying on the keyboard and a small, colorful parrot screaming into her ear. Her work is somewhat dark, somewhat violent, somewhat hopeful, and always contains a hint of magic. CINDERELLA, NECROMANCER (Month9Books) is her YA debut, a dark fantasy retelling of the classic tale.



Meg Eden‘s work has been published in various magazines, including Rattle, Drunken Boat, Poet Lore, RHINO and Gargoyle. She teaches at the University of Maryland. She has four poetry chapbooks, and her novel “Post-High School Reality Quest” is published with California Coldblood, an imprint of Rare Bird Books. Find her online at or on Twitter at @ConfusedNarwhal.



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Christina June is a school counselor by day and writes young adult contemporary fiction by night. She is a voracious reader, loves to travel, and hopes to one day be bicoastal – the east coast of the US and the east coast of Scotland. She lives just outside Washington DC with her husband and daughter. Her second novel, EVERYWHERE YOU WANT TO BE (a companion to IT STARTED WITH GOODBYE), will be published in 2018.


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Kathy MacMillan is a writer, American Sign Language interpreter, consultant, librarian, signing storyteller, and avowed Hufflepuff. Her debut young adult novel, SWORD AND VERSE, explores questions of power and prejudice in an epic fantasy setting. Kathy serves as the co-Regional Advisor for the Maryland/Delaware/West Virginia Region of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Find her online at or on Twitter at @kathys_quill.




Sharon Huss Roat is the author of HarperTeen novels Between the Notes and How to Disappear. She grew up in Lancaster County, Pa., and now lives in Delaware with her husband and two children. She writes and reads and cooks and gardens and drives to music lessons and dance rehearsals and takes naps. (Naps are big.) She also loves to hear from readers, so visit her online at, on Twitter @sharonwrote, or Instagram @sharonhussroat



Katy Upperman is a graduate of Washington State University, a former elementary school teacher, and an insatiable reader. When not writing for young adults, Katy can be found whipping up batches of chocolate chip cookies or exploring the country with her husband and daughter. KISSING MAX HOLDEN is her debut novel.




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1 Response to Roundtable: A Conversation with Authors of Teen Fiction

  1. Kathleen says:

    Wish I lived closer 😊

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