Read For Pixels: Author Alumni

Welcome to the Read For Pixels Author Alumni section where you can learn more about the award-winning and bestselling authors who have previously taken part in the Read For Pixels campaign in support The Pixel Project’s Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign!

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Alexandra Monir

Alexandra Monir author photo, credit Neal Preston_croppedALEXANDRA MONIR is an author and a recording artist. Suspicion is her third novel, following her previous books Timeless and Timekeeper, all published by Delacorte Press. Alexandra lives in Los Angeles, where she is working on her next novel, blogging for the Huffington Post, and composing an original musical. Her music is available on iTunes.

Alexandra did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read For Pixels Google Hangout Sessions at 6.00pm Los Angeles Time, March 14th 2015 (Saturday).

Learn more about Alexandra at alexandramonir.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @TimelessAlex

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Alexandra Sokoloff

Alexandra SokoloffALEXANDRA SOKOLOFF is the bestselling, Thriller Award-winning and Bram Stoker and Anthony Award-nominated author of eleven supernatural, paranormal and crime thrillers. The New York Times has called her “a daughter of Mary Shelley” and her books “Some of the most original and freshly unnerving work in the genre.” As a screenwriter she has sold original suspense and horror scripts and written novel adaptations for numerous Hollywood studios (Sony, Fox, Disney, Miramax), for producers such as Michael Bay, David Heyman, Laura Ziskin and Neal Moritz.

Alexandra did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 10.30 AM New York Time on March 5th, 2016 (Saturday).

Learn more about Alexandra at www.alexandrasokoloff.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @AlexSokoloff

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Alyson Noel

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????ALYSON NOËL is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Soul Seeker series, the Immortals series, the Riley Bloom series, and eight previous novels for St. Martin’s Press. She lives in Laguna Beach, California, where she is at work on her next book.

Alyson did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read For Pixels Google Hangout Sessions at 7.00pm Los Angeles Time, September 20th 2014 (Saturday).

Learn more about Alyson at www.alysonnoel.com.

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Andrea Cremer

Andrea Cremer CroppedANDREA CREMER is the New York Times and international bestselling author of the Nightshade series and INVISIBILITY (with David Levithan). Her latest series, THE INVENTOR’S SECRET, bridges fantasy and history in a steampunk vision of the 19th century. Prior to becoming a full-time novelist, Andrea Cremer was a professor of history at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. She currently resides in Los Angeles.

Learn more about Andrea at www.andreacremer.com. You can follow her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nightshadeseries.

 

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Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris Headshot_croppedCHARLAINE HARRIS is the New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse fantasy/mystery series, the Aurora Teagarden, Harper Connelly, and Lily Bard mystery series, and Midnight Crossroad, the first Midnight, Texas, novel. She has lived in the South her entire life.

Charlaine did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read For Pixels Google Hangout Sessions at 7.30pm Chicago Time, March 15th 2015 (Sunday).

Learn more about Charlaine at www,charlaineharris.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @RealCharlaine.

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Christina Lauren

Christina Lauren author photo- credit Alyssa Michelle 2013_croppedCHRISTINA LAUREN is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soulmates and brain-twins, Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling authors of the Beautiful Bastard series. Some of their books have kissing. Some of their books have A LOT of kissing.

Christina Lauren did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read For Pixels Google Hangout Sessions at 6.00pm Los Angeles Time, March 21st 2015 (Saturday).

Learn more about Christina Lauren at www.ChristinaLaurenBooks.com. You can follow them on Twitter at @seeCwrite and @lolashoes.

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Christopher Golden

Christopher Golden_ThumbnailCHRISTOPHER GOLDEN is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of such novels as Snowblind, Tin Men, Dead Ringers, and Of Saints and Shadows. With Mike Mignola, he co-created two cult favorite comic book series, Baltimore and Joe Golem: Occult Detective. His latest novel is the adventure-thriller Ararat. Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his family. His original novels have been published in more than fifteen languages in countries around the world.

Christopher did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 8.30pm New York Time on September 30th, 2016 (Friday).

Learn more about Christopher at www.christophergolden.com. You can follow him on Twitter at @ChristopherGolden.

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Chuck Wendig

Wendig_Photo1_CroppedCHUCK WENDIG is a novelist, screenwriter and game designer. He’s the author of the published novels: Blackbirds, Mockingbird, The Cormorant, Under the Empyrean Sky, Blue Blazes, Double Dead, Bait Dog, Dinocalypse Now, Beyond Dinocalypse and Gods & Monsters: Unclean Spirits. He is co-writer of the short film Pandemic, the feature film HiM, and the Emmy-nominated digital narrative Collapsus. Wendig has contributed over two million words to the game industry. He is also well known for his profane-yet-practical advice to writers, which he dispenses at his blog, terribleminds.com, and through several popular e-books, including The Kick-Ass Writer, published by Writers Digest. He currently lives in the forests of Pennsyltucky with wife, tiny human, and two dogs.

Chuck did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read For Pixels Google Hangout Sessions at 8.00pm New York Time, September 14th 2014 (Sunday).

Learn more about Chuck at www.terribleminds.com.

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Cinda Williams Chima

Cinda_author_photo_lg_croppedCINDA WILLIAMS CHIMA grew up with talking animals and kick-butt Barbies. She nearly failed first grade because she was always daydreaming instead of listening. By junior high, she was writing novels in class, which were often confiscated. Cinda believes in the magic of books. Books took her from first grade failure to first generation college graduate to college professor to New York Times best-selling author of The Heir Chronicles and the Seven Realms quartet. These days, she daydreams on the page. Her latest novel, The Sorcerer Heir, releases 10.21.14.

Cinda did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read For Pixels Google Hangout Sessions at 8.00pm New York Time, September 27th 2014 (Saturday).

Learn more about Cinda at www.cindachima.com.

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Claudia Gray

Claudia GrayCLAUDIA GRAY has worked as a lawyer, a journalist, a disc jockey, and an extremely poor waitress. Her lifelong interests include old houses, classic movies, vintage style, and history. Claudia’s home is in New Orleans, is more than 100 years old, and is painted purple. Claudia is super excited to be writing a new Star Wars novel, Bloodline: New Republic, coming March 2016.

Claudia did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 8.30PM New York Time on March 13th, 2016 (Sunday).

Learn more about Claudia at www.claudiagray.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @ClaudiaGray.

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Colleen Gleason

Colleen Gleason CroppedCOLLEEN GLEASON is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author who has written everything from vampire hunters to dystopian romance, to steampunk, historical romance, and mysteries with a supernatural flair. All of Colleen’s books feature strong heroines experiencing fast-paced adventures, danger, mystery, and of course, romance. But at the core of each story is the belief that every woman deserves a partner who accepts her for her strengths as well as her weaknesses—and vice versa. Colleen lives in the midwest United States with her family and two dogs, and is always working on her next book.

Colleen did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read For Pixels Google Hangout Sessions at 8.30pm New York Time, September 5th 2015 (Saturday).

Learn more about Colleen at www.colleengleason.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @colleengleason.

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Colleen Houck

Colleen HouckNew York Times Bestselling Author COLLEEN HOUCK is a lifelong reader whose literary interests include action, adventure, science fiction, and romance. Formerly a student at the University of Arizona, she worked as a nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter before switching careers to become an author. Colleen lives in Salem, Oregon, with her husband and a huge assortment of plush tigers.

Colleen did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 6.00PM Los Angeles Time on March 25th, 2016 (Friday).

Learn more about Colleen at www.colleenhouck.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @ColleenHouck.

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Cornelia Funke

Cornelia Funke_croppedCORNELIA FUNKE is an internationally bestselling, multiple-award-winning author, best known for writing the Inkheart trilogy, Dragon Rider, and The Thief Lord. The Thief Lord, her first book to be translated into English, immediately entered the New York Times bestseller list, where it climbed to the #2 position and spent more than twenty-five weeks. It also appeared on the USA Today bestseller list and won the prestigious Mildred L. Batchelder Award for the best translated children’s book of the year; the Book Sense Book of the Year Award; and many other accolades. Deeming her “a unique talent,” Time magazine included Cornelia on its “Time 100,” an annual list of the most influential people in the world. Cornelia currently lives with her family in Los Angeles, California, in a house full of books.

Cornelia did a live reading and Q&A session for the Pixel Reveal Launch Google Hangout Sessions at 6.00pm Los Angeles Time, March 22nd 2014 (Saturday)

Learn more about Cornelia at www.corneliafunke.com

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Dan Wells

Dan Wells_ThumbnailDAN WELLS writes in a variety of genres, from dark humour to science fiction to supernatural thriller. Born in Utah, he spent his early years reading and writing. He is the author of the​ ​Partials series, the John Cleaver series. and his newest book Bluescreen, the first book in the MIRADOR series. He has been nominated for ​a​ Hugo​, a Whitney,​ and​ a​ Campbell Award and has won two Parsec Awards for his podcast Writing Excuses​, as well as a Hugo award for his writing​.

Dan did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 4.30PM Los Angeles Time on September 9th, 2016 (Friday).

Learn more about Dan at www.thedanwells.com. You can keep up with him on Facebook at facebook.com/TheDanWells.

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Darynda Jones

Darynda JonesNew York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author DARYNDA JONES has won numerous awards for her work including a prestigious RITA®, a Golden Heart®, and a Daphne du Maurier. As a born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. Darynda lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.

Darynda did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 6.00PM Los Angeles Time on March 20th, 2016 (Sunday).

Learn more about Darynda at www.daryndajones.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @Darynda.

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Delilah S. Dawson

delilahsdawsonpic_croppedDELILAH S. DAWSON is the award-winning author of the Blud series, including Wicked as They Come, Wicked After Midnight, and Wicked as She Wants, winner of the RT Book Reviews Steampunk Book of the Year and May Seal of Excellence for 2013. Her next book is Servants of the Storm, a YA Southern Gothic Horror set in Savannah, GA, followed in 2015 by a pre-dystopian called HIT about teen assassins in a bank-owned America. Delilah is also the author of several short stories, comics, and a playable world in Storium. She lives in the North Georgia mountains with her family.

Delilah did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read For Pixels Google Hangout Sessions at 8.30pm New York Time, September 12th 2014 (Friday).

Learn more about Delilah at www.whimsydark.com.

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Diane Chamberlain

Diane Chamberlain Headshot_croppedDIANE CHAMBERLAIN is the international best-selling author of 23 novels published in more than twenty-five languages. Her complex stories combine intrigue and suspense with engrossing family drama. Two of her novels, The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes and Necessary Lies, were Target Bookclub Picks and her most recent novel, The Silent Sister, made the USA Today Bestseller List. Diane received her master’s degree in clinical social work from San Diego State University. Prior to her writing career, she was a hospital social worker and a psychotherapist in private practice. She lives in North Carolina with her partner, photographer John Pagliuca, and her shelties, Keeper and Cole.

Diane did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read For Pixels Google Hangout Sessions at 8.30pm New York Time, March 13th 2015 (Friday).

Learn more about Diane at www.dianechamberlain.com . You can follow her on Twitter at @D_Chamberlain.

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Elizabeth Bear

Elizabeth Bear_cropped_compressedELIZABETH BEAR is the multiple Hugo award winning author of over twenty-five books and a hundred short stories. She specialises in science fiction and fantasy. Recent works include Karen Memory and the Eternal Sky sequence.

Elizabeth did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read For Pixels Google Hangout Sessions at 8.30pm New York Time, March 7th 2015 (Saturday).

Learn more about Elizabeth at www.elizabethbear.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @matociquala.

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Ellen Hopkins

Ellen Hopkins - PhotocreditSonyaSones_croppedELLEN HOPKINS is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Crank, Burned, Impulse, Glass, Identical, Tricks, Fallout, Perfect, Tilt, and Smoke, as well as the adult novels Triangles and Collateral. RUMBLE is her latest book. Ellen lives with her family in Carson City, Nevada, where she founded Ventana Sierra, a nonprofit youth housing and resource initiative designed to help highly motivated young people build solid career paths toward a more positive future.

Ellen did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read For Pixels Google Hangout Sessions at 8.30pm New York Time, September 6th 2014 (Saturday).

Learn more about Ellen at www.EllenHopkins.com or go to www.VentanaSierra.org.

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 G. Willow Wilson

G.WillowWilson_croppedG. WILLOW WILSON is a novelist and comic book writer. Her novel Alif the Unseen won the 2013 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel and was a New York Times Notable Book. Her comic book series AIR (DC/Vertigo Comics) and MYSTIC: THE TENTH APPRENTICE (Marvel) were nominated for Eisner Awards. She currently writes the popular all-ages series MS. MARVEL for Marvel Comics. Willow lives in Seattle.

Willow did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read For Pixels Google Hangout Sessions at 7.00pm Los Angeles Time, September 13th 2014 (Saturday).

Learn more about Willow at www.gwillowwilson.com 

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Gregg Hurwitz

Gregg Hurwitz_ThumbnailGREGG HURWITZ is the New York Times bestselling author of 15 thrillers, most recently, ORPHAN X. His novels have been shortlisted for numerous literary awards, graced top ten lists, and have been translated into 27 languages. He is also a New York Times Bestselling comic book writer, having penned stories for Marvel (Wolverine, Punisher) and DC (Batman, Penguin). Additionally, he’s written screenplays for or sold spec scripts to many of the major studios, and written, developed, and produced television for various networks. Gregg resides in Los Angeles.

Gregg did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 6.00PM Los Angeles Time on October 1st, 2016 (Saturday).

Learn more about Gregg at www.gregghurwitz.net. You can follow him on Twitter at @GreggHurwitz.

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Isaac Marion

IsaacMarionAuthorPhotoPrint_croppedISAAC MARION was born near Seattle in 1981 and has lived in and around that city ever since. He began writing in high school and self-published three novels before finally breaking through with Warm Bodies. He currently divides his time between writing, playing obscure instruments in obscure bands, and exploring the country in a 1977 GMC motorhome named Baleen.

Isaac did a live reading and Q&A session for the Pixel Reveal Launch Google Hangout Sessions at 7.00pm Los Angeles Time, March 8th 2014 (Saturday)

Learn more about Isaac at www.isaacmarion.com

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Jacqueline Carey

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJACQUELINE CAREY is the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Kushiel’s Legacy series of historical fantasy novels and The Sundering epic fantasy duology. An avid reader, Jacqueline began writing fiction as a hobby in high school. After receiving B.A. degrees in psychology and English literature from Lake Forest College, she took part in a work exchange program and spent six months working in a bookstore in London. While living abroad, the desire to write professionally emerged as a driving passion. Upon returning she embarked in earnest on a writing career, which came to fruition a decade later. During this time she worked at the art center of an area college, gaining a strong background in the visual arts. Jacqueline enjoys doing research on a wide variety of arcane topics, and an affinity for travel has taken her from Finland to Egypt to date. She currently lives in west Michigan, where she is a member of the oldest Mardi Gras krewe in the state.

Jacqueline did a live reading and Q&A session for the Pixel Reveal Launch Google Hangout Sessions at 8.30pm EST, March 28th 2014 (Friday).

Learn more about Jacqueline at www.jacquelinecarey.com

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Jane Green

Jane Green headshot_CroppedJANE GREEN’s sixteenth novel, Saving Grace, will be released on December 30th. She is the author of fifteen New York Times bestselling novels, including Tempting Fate. Initially known for writing about single thirty-somethings, Green has graduated to more complex novels that explore the concerns of real women’s lives, from marriage (The Other Woman) to motherhood (Another Piece of My Heart) to, most recently, midlife crises (Family Pictures and Tempting Fate). Most weekends see her cooking in her home in Westport, Connecticut, where she lives with her husband and their blended family.

Jane did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read For Pixels Google Hangout Sessions at 8.30pm New York Time, March 20th 2015 (Friday).

Learn more about Jane at http://janegreen.com/. You can follow her on Twitter at @JaneGreen.

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Jasper Fforde

Jasper Fforde_croppedJASPER FFORDE has been writing in the Comedy/Fantasy Genre since 2001 when his novel ‘The Eyre Affair’ debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list. Since then he has published ten more books, several of them bestsellers, and counts his sales in millions. He lives and works in Wales.

Jasper did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read For Pixels Google Hangout Sessions at 3.00pm UK Time, September 21st 2014 (Sunday).

Learn more about Jasper at www.jasperfforde.com.

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Jaye Wells

Jaye Wells_highres_croppedJAYE WELLS is a USA Today-bestselling author of urban fantasy and speculative crime fiction. Raised by booksellers, she loved reading books from a very young age. That gateway drug eventually led to a full-blown writing addiction. When she’s not chasing the word dragon, she loves to travel, drink good bourbon and do things that scare her so she can put them in her books.

Jaye did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read For Pixels Google Hangout Sessions at 8.30pm New York Time, March 29th 2015 (Sunday).

Learn more about Jaye www.jayewells.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jayewells.

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Jennifer L. Armentrout

Jennifer Armentrout Cropped#1 New York Times and #1 International Bestselling author JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

Jennifer did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read For Pixels Google Hangout Sessions at 8.30pm New York Time, September 20th 2015 (Sunday).

Learn more about Jennifer at www.jenniferarmentrout.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jlarmentrout.

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Jim C. Hines

Jim Hines CroppedJIM C. HINES is the author of eleven fantasy novels, including the Magic ex Libris series, the Princess series of fairy tale retellings, the humorous GOBLIN QUEST trilogy, and the FABLE LEGENDS tie-in BLOOD OF HEROES. He’s an active blogger about topics ranging from sexism and harassment to zombie-themed Christmas carols, and won the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer. He lives with his wife and two children in mid-Michigan.

Jim did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read For Pixels Google Hangout Sessions at 8.30pm New York Time, September 26th 2015 (Saturday).

Learn more about Jim at www.jimchines.com. You can follow him on Twitter at @jimchines.

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Joe Hill

Joe HillJOE HILL is the author of the New York Times bestsellers NOS4A2HORNS, and HEART-SHAPED BOX, and the Eisner-award winning comic book series, LOCKE & KEY. He often can be found running his mouth on Twitter: @joe_hill

Joe did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read For Pixels Google Hangout Sessions at 8.30pm New York Time, September 5th 2014 (Friday).

Learn more about Joe at www.joehillfiction.com.

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Jonathan Maberry

Jonathan Maberry CroppedJONATHAN MABERRY is a New York Times bestseller, a five-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award, and a comic book writer for IDW, Marvel and Dark Horse. He is the author of PATIENT ZERO, ROT & RUIN, THE NIGHTSIDERS, DEAD OF NIGHT and many novels; and his comics include MARVEL ZOMBIES RETURN, CAPTAIN AMERICA: HAIL HYDRA, V-WARS and BAD BLOOD. Several of his books are in development for TV and film.

Jonathan did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read For Pixels Google Hangout Sessions at 6.00pm Los Angeles Time, September 11th 2015 (Friday).

Learn more about Jonathan at www.jonathanmaberry.com . You can follow him on Twitter at @jonathanmaberry.

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Josephine Angelini

Josephine Angelini_ThumbnailJOSEPHINE ANGELINI is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in theatre, with a focus on the classics. Originally from Massachusetts, she now lives in Los Angeles with her screenwriter husband, their baby girl, and three shelter cats. Her debut series, Starcrossed, Dreamless, and Goddess, (Harper Teen) are all international bestsellers and have garnered the praise of various major publications, including the LA Times, and have twice won the Reader’s Choice Awards in Germany. The final book in the WorldWalker Trilogy, Witch’s Pyre, (Feiwel and Friends, Macmillan) will be out in the US in September.

Josephine did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 6.00PM Los Angeles Time on September 10th, 2016 (Saturday).

Learn more about Josephine at www.josephineangelini.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @josieangelini.

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Kami Garcia

KamiGarcia_croppedKAMI GARCIA is the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures & Dangerous Creatures Novels & the author of the instant New York Times bestseller and Bram Stoker Award nominated novel Unbreakable, and the sequel Unmarked, in the Legion series. Beautiful Creatures has been published in 50 countries and translated in 39 languages. The film adaptation of Beautiful Creatures released in theaters in 2013, from Warner Brothers.

Kami did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read For Pixels Google Hangout Sessions at 8.30pm New York Time, March 6th 2015 (Friday).

Learn more about Kami at www.KamiGarcia.com or go to www.TheLegionSeries.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @kamigarcia

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Kate Elliott

Kate Elliot CroppedKATE ELLIOTT has been writing stories since she was nine years old, which has led her to believe that writing, like breathing, keeps her alive. Her twenty-four science fiction and fantasy books include COLD MAGIC, SPIRIT GATE, KING’S DRAGON, JARAN, and her YA debut COURT OF FIVES. A new epic fantasy, BLACK WOLVES, will be published in November. She lives in Hawaii with her spouse, paddles outrigger canoes, and nurses along an aging Schnauzer.

Kate did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read For Pixels Google Hangout Sessions at6.00pm Los Angeles Time, September 18th 2015 (Friday).

Learn more about Kate at www.kateelliott.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @KateElliottSFF.

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Kelley Armstrong

???????????????KELLEY ARMSTRONG has been telling stories since before she could write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers’ dismay. Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely locked away in her basement writing dungeon. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, kids and far too many pets.

Kelley did a live reading and Q&A session for the Pixel Reveal Launch Google Hangout Sessions at 8.30pm EST, March 14th 2014 (Friday) and also a live reading and Q&A session for the Read For Pixels campaign at 8.30pm EST, March 8th 2016 (Sunday).

Learn more about Kelley at www.kelleyarmstrong.com

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Keri Arthur

Keri ArthurKERI ARTHUR, the New York Times bestselling author of the Outcast, Souls of Fire, Dark Angels, and Riley Jenson Guardian series, has written more than thirty books. She’s been nominated in the Best Contemporary Paranormal category of the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Awards and has won a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for urban fantasy. She lives with her daughter in Melbourne, Australia.

Keri Arthur did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 6.00PM Los Angeles Time on March 12th, 2016 (Saturday).

Learn more about Keri at www.keriarthur.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @kezarthur.

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Kevin Hearne

kevinhearne_CroppedKEVIN HEARNE is the New York Times bestselling author of the Iron Druid Chronicles and the forthcoming STAR WARS: HEIR TO THE JEDI. He hugs trees, loves doggies, and lives with his wife and daughter in Colorado.

Kevin did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read For Pixels Google Hangout Sessions at 8.00pm New York Time, September 28th 2014 (Sunday).

Learn more about Kevin at www.kevinhearne.com

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Kimberly Derting

Kimberly Derting CroppedKIMBERLY DERTING is the author of the award-winning THE BODY FINDER series, THE PLEDGE trilogy, and THE TAKING and THE REPLACED (the first two books in THE TAKING trilogy). Her books have been translated into 15 languages, and both THE BODY FINDER and THE PLEDGE were YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selections. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, where the gloomy weather is ideal for writing anything dark and creepy.

Kimberly did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read For Pixels Google Hangout Sessions at 6.00pm Los Angeles Time, September 6th 2015 (Sunday).

Learn more about Kimberly at www,kimberlyderting.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @KimberlyDerting.

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Lauren Beukes

Lauren Beukes_croppedLAUREN BEUKES is the author of The Shining Girls, Broken Monsters, Zoo City and Moxyland. Her books have been translated into 26 languages, won major literary, horror, science fiction and mystery prizes and been optioned for film adaptations. She also writes comics, screenplays and journalism. She lives in Cape Town, South Africa.

Lauren did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read For Pixels Google Hangout Sessions at 4.00pm Johannesburg Time, March 22nd 2015 (Sunday).

Learn more about Lauren at www.LaurenBeukes.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @laurenbeukes.

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Laurie R. King

Laurie R. KingLAURIE R. KING is the New York Times bestselling author of 22 novels and other works, including the Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes stories (from The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, named one of the 20th century’s best crime novels by the IMBA, to 2015’s Dreaming Spies). She has won or been nominated for an alphabet of prizes from Agatha to Wolfe, been chosen as guest of honor at several crime conventions, and is probably the only writer to have both an Edgar and an honorary doctorate in theology. She was inducted into the Baker Street Irregulars in 2010, as “The Red Circle”.

Laurie did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 8.30PM New York Time on March 27th, 2016 (Sunday).

Learn more about Laurie at www.laurierking.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @mary_russell.

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Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo CroppedLEIGH BARDUGO is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the GRISHA Trilogy: SHADOW AND BONE, SIEGE AND STORM, and RUIN AND RISING. She was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and most recently, makeup and special effects. These days, she’s lives and writes in Hollywood where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band. Her new book, Six of Crows, arrives fall 2015.

Leigh did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read For Pixels Google Hangout Sessions at 6.00pm Los Angeles Time, September 19th 2015 (Saturday).

Learn more about Leigh at www.bardugo.com. You can follow her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GrishaTrilogy.

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Marie Lu

Marie Lu_croppedMARIE LU writes young adult novels and has a special love for dystopian books. Ironically, she was born in 1984. Before she became a full-time writer, she was an artist in the video game industry. She graduated from the University of Southern California in ’06 and currently lives in Los Angeles, where she spends her time stuck in traffic. Legend is her first novel.

Marie did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read For Pixels Google Hangout Sessions at 6.00pm Los Angeles Time, March 28th 2015 (Saturday).

Learn more about Marie at www.marielu.org. You can follow her on Twitter at @Marie_Lu.

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Martha Wells

Martha Wells - by Igor Kraguljac_TBMARTHA WELLS is the author of over a dozen science fiction and fantasy novels, including the Books of the Raksura series, Star Wars: Razor’s Edge, and the Nebula-nominated The Death of the Necromancer, as well as short stories, nonfiction, and YA fantasy. Her books have been published in seven languages.

Martha did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 8.30PM New York Time on March 17th, 2016 (Saturday).

Learn more about Martha at www.marthawells.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @MarthaWells1.

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Martina Boone

Martina BooneMARTINA BOONE is the acclaimed author of the romantic Southern Gothic Heirs of Watson Island series, including COMPULSION and PERSUASION which are out now, and ILLUSION which will be releasing October 2015. She was born in Prague and spoke several languages before learning English, which is what she blames for her mad love of words and fairy tale settings.

Martina did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 8:30 PM New York Time on March 4th, 2016 (Friday).

Learn more about Martina at www.MartinaBoone.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @MartinaABoone.

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Max Gladstone

Max Gladstone_ThumbnailMAX GLADSTONE has been thrown from a horse in Mongolia and nominated twice for the John W Campbell Best New Writer Award. Tor Books published FOUR ROADS CROSS, the fifth novel in Max’s Craft Sequence (preceded by THREE PARTS DEAD, TWO SERPENTS RISE, FULL FATHOM FIVE, and LAST FIRST SNOW) in July 2016. Max’s game CHOICE OF THE DEATHLESS was nominated for a 2013 XYZZY Award, and his short fiction has appeared on Tor.com and in Uncanny Magazine.

Max did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 8.30PM New York Time on September 11th, 2016 (Sunday).

Learn more about Max at www.maxgladstone.com. You can follow him on Twitter at @maxgladstone.

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Meg Cabot

Meg Cabot CroppedMEG CABOT was born in Indiana during the Chinese astrological year of the Fire Horse, a notoriously unlucky sign, but has been working hard ever since to give herself a happy ending.  Her books for both adults and tweens/teens have included multiple #1 New York Times bestsellers, selling well over 25 million copies worldwide. Her PRINCESS DIARIES series has been published in more than 38 countries and was made into two hit films by Disney. Meg’s numerous other award-winning books include the Mediator series and the Heather Wells mystery series. Meg Cabot (her last name rhymes with habit, as in “her books can be habit forming”) currently lives in Key West with her husband.

Meg did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read For Pixels Google Hangout Sessions at 8.30pm New York Time, September 27th 2015 (Sunday).

Learn more about Meg at www.megcabot.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @megcabot.

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Nalini Singh

Nalini SinghNALINI SINGH is the New York Times bestselling author of the Psy-Changeling, Guild Hunter and Rock Kiss series. Though she’s traveled as far afield as the deserts of China, the Highlands of Scotland, and the temples of Japan, it is the journey of the imagination that fascinates her the most. She’s beyond delighted to be able to follow her dream as a writer. Nalini lives and works in beautiful New Zealand.

Nalini Singh did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 6.00PM Los Angeles Time on March 19th, 2016 (Saturday).

Learn more about Nalini at www.nalinisingh.com. You can also follow her on Twitter at @NaliniSingh.

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Rachel Vincent

Rachel VincentRACHEL VINCENT is the bestselling author of the SHIFTERS, SOUL SCREAMERS, & UNBOUND series, a former English teacher, and an eager champion of the Oxford comma. She shares her home in Oklahoma with two cats, two teenagers, and her husband, who’s been her # 1 fan from the start. Rachel is older than she looks and younger than she feels, and she remains convinced that writing about the things that scare her is the cheapest form of therapy—but social media is a close second.

Rachel did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 8.30PM New York Time on March 26th, 2016 (Saturday).

Learn more about Rachel at www.rachelvincent.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @rachelkvincent.

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Rick Yancey

Rick Yancey CroppedRICK YANCEY is the author of fifteen novels and a memoir. His books have been published in over thirty languages and have earned numerous accolades and awards from around the world. His young adult novel, The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, was named a “Best Book of the Year” by Publishers Weekly and was nominated for the Carnegie Medal. In 2010, Rick received a Michael L. Printz Honour for THE MONSTRUMOLOGIST. His latest novel, THE 5th WAVE, the first in an epic sci-fi trilogy, made its worldwide debut in 2013, and will soon be a major motion picture for GK Films and Sony Pictures.

Rick did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read For Pixels Google Hangout Sessions at 8.30pm New York Time, September 13th 2015 (Sunday).

Learn more about Rick at www.RickYancey.com. You can follow him on Twitter at @RickYancey.

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Robert J. Sawyer

Robert J Sawyer 1ROBERT J. SAWYER is the author of Hugo Award-winner Hominids, Nebula Award-winner The Terminal Experiment, and John W. Campbell Memorial Award-winner Mindscan, plus Starplex, Frameshift, Factoring Humanity, Calculating God, Humans, Rollback, and Wake, all of which were Hugo finalists.  Other awards: China’s Galaxy Award for “Most Popular Foreign SF Writer;” three Japanese Seiun Awards for Best Foreign Novel (for  End of an Era, Frameshift, and Illegal Alien); fourteen Canadian Aurora Awards; plus Analog’s Analytical Laboratory Award, Science Fiction Chronicle’s Reader Award, and the Crime Writers of Canada’s Arthur Ellis Award, all for best short-story of the year.  His latest novel is Red Planet Blues.

Robert did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read For Pixels Google Hangout Sessions at 8.30pm New York Time, September 7th 2014 (Sunday).

Learn more about Robert at www.sfwriter.com.

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Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J Maas_credit Josh Wasserman300dpi.jpgSARAH J. MAAS is the New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series, as well The Assassin’s Blade, a collection of five Throne of Glassnovellas. The first book in her new series, A Court of Thorns and Roses, will be published in May 2015. A New York native, she now lives in Southern California. You can follow her on Twitter at @SJMaas or Facebook at facebook.com/throneofglass.

Sarah did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read For Pixels Google Hangout Sessions at 8.30pm New York Time, September 19th 2014 (Friday).

Learn more about Sarah at sarahjmaas.com.

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Scott Sigler

?????????????????????????????????????????????New York Times best-selling author SCOTT SIGLER is the creator of fifteen novels, six novellas and dozens of short stories. His works are available from Crown Publishing and Del Rey Books. In 2005, Scott built a large online following by releasing his audiobooks as serialized podcasts. A decade later, he still gives his stories away — for free — every Sunday at scottsigler.com. Scott is the co-founder of Empty Set Entertainment, which publishes his Galactic Football League YA series.

Scott did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read For Pixels Google Hangout Sessions at 6.00pm Los Angeles Time, September 25th 2015 (Friday).

Learn more about Scott at www.ScottSigler.com. You can follow him on Twitter at @scottsigler.

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Seanan McGuire

Seanan McGuire CroppedSEANAN MCGUIRE is the New York Times bestselling author of the October Daye urban fantasies, the InCryptid urban fantasies, and several other works both stand-alone and in trilogies or duologies. In case that wasn’t enough, she also writes under the pseudonym “Mira Grant.” Seanan was the winner of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and her novel Feed (as Mira Grant) was named as one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2010. In 2013 she became the first person ever to appear five times on the same Hugo ballot.

Seanan did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read For Pixels Google Hangout Sessions at 6.00pm Los Angeles Time, March 8th 2015 (Sunday).

Learn more about Seanan at www.seananmcguire.com and www.miragrant.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @seananmcguire

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Sherrilyn Kenyon- credit Sheri Reno_croppedNew York Times bestselling author SHERRILYN KENYON is a regular in the #1 spot. This extraordinary bestseller continues to top every genre in which she writes. More than 60 million copies of her books are in print in more than one hundred countries. Her current series include The Dark-Hunters, The League, and Chronicles of Nick. Her Chronicles of Nick and Dark-Hunter series are soon to be major motion pictures.

Sherrilyn did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read For Pixels Google Hangout Sessions at 7.30pm Chicago Time, March 1st 2015 (Sunday).

Learn more about Sherrilyn at www.sherrilynkenyon.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @kenyonsherrilyn.

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Steven Erikson

Steven Erikson_ThumbnailSTEVEN ERIKSON is an archaeologist and anthropologist and a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His MALAZAN BOOK OF THE FALLEN series, including The Crippled God, Dust of Dreams, Toll the Hounds and Reaper’s Gale, have met with widespread international acclaim and established him as a major voice in the world of fantasy fiction. The first book in the series, Gardens of the Moon, was shortlisted for a World Fantasy Award. The second novel, Deadhouse Gates, was voted one of the ten best fantasy novels of 2000 by SF Site. He lives in Canada.

Steven did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 6.00PM Los Angeles Time on September 23rd, 2016 (Friday).

Learn more about Steven at www.steven-erikson.com.

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Susan Dennard

Susan Dennard_ThumbnailNew York Times bestselling author SUSAN DENNARD has come a long way from small-town Georgia. As a marine biologist, she got to travel the world—six out of seven continents, to be exact (she’ll get to Asia one of these days!)—before she settled down as a full-time novelist and writing instructor. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and two dogs, and she is extremely active on social media. You can find her on her blog, Twitter, or the Misfits and Daydreamers, her weekly newsletter on all things books and writing.

Susan did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 8:30 PM New York Time on September 25th, 2016 (Sunday).

Learn more about Susan at www.susandennard.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @stdennard.

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Tad Williams

Tad Williams CroppedTAD WILLIAMS has held more jobs than any sane person should admit to—singing in a band, selling shoes, managing a financial institution, throwing newspapers, and designing military manuals, to name just a few. He also hosted a syndicated radio show for ten years, worked in theater and television production, taught both grade-school and college classes, and worked in multimedia for a major computer firm. He is cofounder of an interactive television company, and is currently writing comic books and film and television scripts as well.

Tad did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read For Pixels Google Hangout Sessions at 6.00pm Los Angeles Time, September 4th 2015 (Friday).

Learn more about Tad at www.tadwilliams.com. You can follow him on Twitter at @tadwilliams.

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Tami Hoag

Tami Hoag-credit Jan Cobb croppedTAMI HOAG is the #1 international bestselling author of more than thirty books. There are more than forty million copies of her books in print in more than thirty languages. Renowned for combining thrilling plots with character-driven suspense, Hoag first hit the New York Times bestseller list with Night Sins, and each of her books since has been a bestseller. She lives in Florida.

Tami did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 6.00PM Los Angeles Time on September 18th, 2016 (Sunday).

Learn more about Tami at www.tamihoag.com. You can also keep up with her on Facebook at facebook.com/TamiHoag.

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Tamora Pierce

Tamora PierceBased in Syracuse NY, TAMORA PIERCE is the New York Times bestselling writer of over 28 books of fantasy, most with girl heroes. She has also published short stories, articles, and comics. When she is not working or traveling, she and her family rescue local stray cats, argue about television shows, and try to extend taco night to every night of the week. The first book of her next Tortall series will be published in Summer of 2017, followed by THE SPY’S GUIDE TO TORTALL: FROM THE DESK OF GEORGE COOPER in Fall of the same year.

Tamora did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 8.30PM New York Time on March 18th, 2016 (Friday).

Learn more about Tamora at www.tamora-pierce.com.

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Veronica Rossi

Veronica Rossi_ThumbnailVERONICA ROSSI is a bestselling author of fiction for young adults. Her debut novel, UNDER THE NEVER SKY, was the first in a post-apocalyptic trilogy. The series appeared in the NY Times and USA Today bestseller lists and was published in over 25 foreign markets. Her second series for young adults, beginning with RIDERS, is the story of four modern day teens who become incarnations of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, and the prophetic girl who brings them together. Veronica is a lifelong reader and artist. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons.

Veronica did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 6.00PM Los Angeles Time on September 3rd, 2016 (Saturday).

Learn more about Veronica at www.veronicarossi.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @rossibooks.

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Victoria (V.E.) Schwab

V.E. Schwab_ThumbnailVICTORIA (V.E.) SCHWAB is the product of a British mother, a Beverly Hills father, and a southern upbringing.  She has a penchant for tea and BBC shows, and a serious and well-documented case of wanderlust.  She is the author of eleven novels, including the #1 New York Times bestselling THIS SAVAGE SONG, the New York Times & USA Today bestselling A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC series, VICIOUS, and THE ARCHIVED.

Victoria did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 8.30PM New York Time on September 4th, 2016 (Sunday).

Learn more about Victoria at www.victoriaschwab.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @veschwab.

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Yasmine Galenorn

Yasmine Galenorn CroppedYASMINE GALENORN is the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author of urban fantasy/paranormal romance for Berkley: the Otherworld series, (aka Sisters of the Moon series), the upcoming spin-off series in the Otherworld altaverse–the Fly By Night series, and the upcoming Whisper Hollow paranormal romance/suspense series. She has also written a paranormal mystery series (the Chintz ‘n China series), a short-lived mystery series (the Bath & Body series) under the name of India Ink, and eight metaphysical nonfiction books. In April 2012, she won a Career Achievement Award in Urban Fantasy at the Romantic Times Convention.

Yasmine did a live reading and Q&A session for the Read For Pixels Google Hangout Sessions at 6.00pm Los Angeles Time, March 27th 2015 (Friday).

Learn more about Yasmine at www.galenorn.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @YasmineGalenorn.

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