I’m very excited to participate in this terrific panel with these middle grade and young adult authors.

Graphic featuring blue to purple fade with mountainous lower border. Five panelists are pictured. Left to right: Sally J. Pla, Chris Baron, Margaret Finnegan, Yi Shun Lai, and Julie Buxbaum.

“Walking Through Fire: Hope and Resilience in Middle Grade & YA Fiction, Saturday, May 6, 3:30 pm, Mt. View Mausoleum. Middle Grade and YA writers must be honest about the challenges facing today’s youth–including racism, sexism, ableism, mental health illness, and more–while understanding and respecting the developmental and emotional needs of readers, creating characters who can walk through the fire without being consumed by it, tackle difficult obstacles and yet emerge resilient and hopeful…Go to LitFestintheDena.org for full details.”

This is going to be a packed weekend, with so many wonderful panels to stop in on. Come see me, and meet my wonderful fellow panelists, there!

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