Read For Pixels: Meet The Authors

Welcome to the Read For Pixels Author Bios section where you can learn more about the award-winning and bestselling authors who support The Pixel Project’s Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign who will be taking part in the International Women’s Day Edition of the 2017 Read For Pixels campaign.

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Aliette de Bodard

Aliette de Bodard_CroppedALIETTE DE BODARD is an engineer, a writer, and a keen amateur cook. Her love of mythology and history led her to speculative fiction early on. She is the author of The House of Shattered Wings, the first Dominion of the Fallen Novel, plus numerous short stories, the Aztec noir trilogy Obsidian and Blood, and the award-nominated On a Red Station, Drifting, a space opera based on Vietnamese culture. She has won two Nebula Awards and a Locus Award.

Aliette will be doing a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 4.00pm Paris Time on March 19th, 2017 (Sunday).

Learn more about Aliette at http://aliettedebodard.com/. You can follow her on Twitter at @aliettedb.

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Jacqueline Carey

???????????????????????????????New York Times bestseller JACQUELINE CAREY is the author of the critically acclaimed Kushiel’s Legacy series of historical fantasy novels, The Sundering epic fantasy duology, postmodern fables Santa Olivia and Saints Astray, and the Agent of Hel contemporary fantasy series.  Jacqueline enjoys doing research on a wide variety of arcane topics, and an affinity for travel has taken her from Finland to China to date.  She currently lives in west Michigan.  Although often asked by inquiring fans, she does not, in fact, have any tattoos.

Jacqueline will be doing a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 8.30PM New York Time on March 3rd, 2017 (Friday).

Learn more about Jacqueline at www.jacquelinecarey.com. You can keep up with her on Facebook at facebook.com/jacquelinecarey.author.

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Karen Chance

Karen Chance_croppedKAREN CHANCE is the New York Times bestselling author of the Cassie Palmer novels and the Midnight’s Daughter series. She has lived in France, the United Kingdom, and Hong Kong, but always comes back to America.

Karen will be doing a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 8.30PM New York Time on March 11th, 2017 (Saturday).

Learn more about Karen at www.karenchance.com. You can keep up with her on Facebook at facebook.com/KarenChanceBooks

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Karen Rose

??????????Award winning, internationally bestselling romantic suspense author KAREN ROSE earned her degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland.  She lived in Cincinnati and worked in the engineering field for years before she began writing novels in 2003.  Rose currently lives in Florida.  Connect with her online at karenrosebooks.com, and facebook.com/KarenRoseBooks.

Karen will be doing a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 8.30PM New York Time on March 12th, 2017 (Sunday).

Learn more about Karen e at www.karenrosebooks.com. You can keep up with her on Facebook at facebook.com/KarenRoseBooks.

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Kendare Blake

Kendare Blake_croppedKENDARE BLAKE is the New York Times bestselling author of the YA fantasy Three Dark Crowns. She has written several other novels and short stories, including Anna Dressed in Blood, the Goddess War series and more. She currently lives in Washington with her husband and their many pets.

Kendare will be doing a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 6.00PM Los Angeles Time on March 4th, 2017 (Saturday).

Learn more about Kendare at www.kendareblake.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @KendareBlake.

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Kristin Cast

Kristin Cast_croppedKRISTIN CAST is a #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today bestselling author who teamed with her mother to write the wildly successful House of Night series. She has editorial credits, a thriving t-shirt line, and a passion for all things paranormal. When away from her writing desk, Kristin loves going on adventures with her friends, family, and significant other, playing with her French Bulldogs, and discovering new hobbies.

Kristin will be doing a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 6.00PM Los Angeles Time on March 10th, 2017 (Friday).

Learn more about Kristin at www.kcastauthor.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @KCastAuthor.

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Laini Taylor

Laini Taylor (square)LAINI TAYLOR is the New York Times bestselling author of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy: Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Days of Blood & Starlight, and Dreams of Gods & Monsters, and the companion e-novella, Night of Cake & Puppets. She is also the author of the Dreamdark books, Blackbringer and Silksinger, and the National Book Award finalist Lips Touch: Three Times. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, illustrator Jim Di Bartolo, and their daughter Clementine. Her website is lainitaylor.com.

Laini will be doing a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 6.00PM Los Angeles Time on March 24th, 2017 (Friday).

Learn more about Laini at www.lainitaylor.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @lainitaylor.

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Mary Robinette Kowal

MARY ROBINETTE KOWAL is the author of The Glamourist Histories series of fantasy novels and a three time Hugo Award winner. Her short fiction appears in Uncanny, Tor.com, and Asimov’s. Mary, a professional puppeteer, lives in Chicago. Visit her online at maryrobinettekowal.com.

Mary will be doing a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 8:30 PM New York Time on March 25th, 2016 (Saturday).

Learn more about Mary at www.maryrobinettekowal.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @maryrobinette.

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Michelle Hodkin

Michelle Hodkin_croppedMICHELLE HODKIN grew up in Florida, went to college in New York, and studied law in Michigan before writing her first novel, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, in 2011. It was a 2011 YALSA Reader’s Choice selection, and the sequel, The Evolution of Mara Dyer, debuted on the New York Times bestseller list when it was published in 2012. The last book in the trilogy, The Retribution of Mara Dyer, will be published on November 4, 2014. The Mara Dyer books have been published in fifteen countries. When she is not writing, which isn’t very often, she can usually be found prying strange objects from the jaws of one of her three rescued pets.

Michelle will be doing a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 8.30PM New York Time on March 5th 2017 (Sunday).

Learn more about Michelle at www.michellehodkin.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @michellehodkin.

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Michelle Sagara

Michelle Sagara_croppedNew York Times bestselling author MICHELLE SAGARA writes as both Michelle Sagara and Michelle West; she is also published as Michelle Sagara West (although the Sundered books were originally published under the name Michelle Sagara). Reading is one of her life-long passions, and she is sometimes paid for her opinions about what she’s read by the venerable Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. No matter how many bookshelves she buys, there is Never Enough Shelf space. Ever. She lives in Toronto with her long-suffering husband and her two children, and to her regret has no dogs.

Michelle will be doing a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 8.30PM Toronto Time on March 17th, 2017 (Friday).

Learn more about Michelle at www.michellesagara.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @msagara.

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Shannon Mayer

Shannon Mayer_CroppedSHANNON MAYER is the USA Today bestselling author of The Rylee Adamson Novels, The Elementals Series, The Venom Trilogy, and many other paranormal romance, urban fantasy, dystopian, mystery and suspense novels. She started writing when she realised she didn’t want to grow up not believing in magic, or not believing in creatures everyone else said didn’t exist.

Shannon will be doing a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 6.00PM Los Angeles Time on March 18th, 2017 (Saturday).

Learn more about Shannon at www.shannonmayer.com. You can keep up with her on Facebook at facebook.com/ShannonMayerAuthor.

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Tessa Gratton

Tessa Gratton_CroppedTESSA GRATTON has wanted to be a paleontologist or a wizard since she was seven. After traveling the world with her military family, she acquired a BA (and the important parts of an MA) in Gender Studies, then settled down in Kansas to tell stories about monsters, magic, and kissing. She’s the author of The Blood Journals Series and Gods of New Asgard Series, co-author of YA writing books The Curiosities and The Anatomy of Curiosity, as well as dozens of short stories available in anthologies and on merryfates.com. Her current projects include Season 2 of “Tremontaine” at Serial Box Publishing and The Queens of Innis Lear coming in 2018 from Tor.

Tessa will be doing a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 8.30PM New York Time on March 26th, 2017 (Sunday).

Learn more about Tessa at www.tessagratton.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @tessagratton.

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