Refe Tuma

Refe Tuma is the co-creator of Dinovember and the What the Dinosaurs Did picture book series, including What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night, named a Best Children’s Book of the Year with Honors by Bank Street College. Frances and the Monster is his debut novel for Middle Grade readers, with a sequel, FRANCES AND THE WEREWOLVES OF THE BLACK FOREST coming 8/22/23.​ Oh, and it’s pronounced ‘reef.’

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Navigating the Debut Year: Insights from Middle Grade and YA Authors

May 13, 2023 9:00 am to 10:00 am

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Panelists: Refe Tuma, Sylvia Liu, Elisa A. Bonnin and Judy I. Lin (moderator)

Our panel of debut middle grade and YA SFF authors share their experiences and insights on how to navigate the debut year. Tips for marketing to libraries and bookstores, how to set up launch events, and how to avoid marketing burnout.

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