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Saturday, July 9 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Middle Grade Minded

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What makes middle grade fiction so fun? What trends are taking over shelves right now? What's different with writing MG vs. YA? And what do we want to see more of?

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Kamilla Benko

Editor, Paper Lantern Lit
Kamilla Benko spent most of her childhood climbing into wardrobes, trying to step through mirrors, and plotting to run away to an art museum. When she grew up, she moved to NYC and entered into the world of children’s publishing. She now wrangles manuscripts as an editor for Paper... Read More →
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Jordan Hamessley

Jordan Hamessley is the senior editor of the children's division at Insight Editions in the Bay Area. Insight is known for great licensed books including many Harry Potter projects! She is actively building the children's list. Prior to Insight, Jordan edited and developed content... Read More →
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Michelle Schusterman

Michelle Schusterman is the author of over a dozen books for kids and teens, including SPELL & SPINDLE, OLIVE AND THE BACKSTAGE GHOST, and the series THE KAT SINCLAIR FILES and I HEART BAND. She co-authored the YA novel THE PROS OF CONS with Alison Cherry and Lindsay Ribar, and co-authored... Read More →

Saturday July 9, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
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