Lisa Stringfellow

Lisa Stringfellow writes middle grade fiction and has a not-so-secret fondness for fantasy with a dark twist. Her debut fantasy A Comb of Wishes was selected as an ABA Indie Introduce Kids and Indie Next Kids title, a 2022 Horn Book and Today Read With Jenna Jr. summer reading selection, a 2022 New England Book Award finalist, a 2022 Bram Stoker Award nominee for Superior Achievement in a Middle Grade Novel, and a Nerdy Book Club Award winner. Her work often reflects her West Indian and Black southern heritage.

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Growing up Magical: How Magic Can Be Used To Explore Identity in MG and YA

May 21, 2022 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

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Magic is often an important part of fantasy worlds, but magic can also play a pivotal part in the character development of those people who encounter it. In MG and YA fantasy, where character arcs often represent characters coming into their own, magic can be a useful tool to explore aspects of each characters’ identities and to help them along on their character arcs. In this panel, debut MG and YA authors discuss the role of magic in a young protagonist’s character arc, how they have intertwined their world’s magic in with their character’s journeys, and how other writers can do the same.

Meeting Young Readers Where They Are: Creating Connections with Schools and Libraries

May 13, 2023 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

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Panelists: Risa Wolf, Angela Smith, Lisa Stringfellow and Amber Morrell (moderator)

Authors and librarians discuss the importance of building strong relationships with schools and libraries. How do you set up a school visit? How do you create an engaging program for students? How can you get your book into the library? How can authors collaborate with librarians?

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