The most exciting stories play with the unexpected in their telling: puzzles to solve, mysteries to unwind, the past, present and fantastical wound up in one. These writers, across their genres, subvert our expectations of storytelling to give us unforgettable narratives that move us, shock us, and delight us.
Due to the ongoing impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, StoryFest 2020 is going virtual. From September 15 - September 24, we will premiere 12 live and pre-recorded author events, featuring authors slated to appear in person at StoryFest 2020. These events will feature top authors and creators in genre fiction, comics, young adult fiction, and middle grade fiction. And in cross-genre panels, they will explore the big ideas at the heart of telling stories in today's world.
About the Panelists:
Clay McLeod Chapman writes books, children's books, comic books and film. His novel, The Remaking, was released by Quirk Books in 2019. He is currently writing the ongoing Marvel Comics series Scream: Curse of Carnage.
Kate Racculia is a novelist living in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Her most recent book, Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts, is a screwball gothic adventure set in Boston, where she lived for many years. She is also the author of the novels Bellweather Rhapsody, winner of the American Library Association’s Alex Award, and This Must Be the Place. She has been a cartoonist, a planetarium operator, a movie and music reviewer, a coffee jerk, a bookseller, a designer, a finance marketing proposal writer, and a fundraising prospect researcher. She currently teaches online for Grub Street, works at the Bethlehem Area Public Library, and sings in the oldest Bach choir in America.
WALL STREET JOURNAL, USA TODAY and internationally bestselling author, Abby L. Vandiver, who also writes as Abby Collette, has always enjoyed writing, combining that with her gift for telling stories and love of mystery she became an author. A hybrid, she has written as an indie as well as a traditionally published author. Abby has penned more than thirty books and short stories. Additionally, Penguin Berkley will publish the first book, A DEADLY INSIDE SCOOP, in her new cozy mystery series, An Ice Cream Parlor Mystery, beginning spring 2020. Abby has a bachelors in Economics, a master’s in Public Administration and a Juris Doctor. A former lawyer and visiting college professor of Economics, she resides in South Euclid, Ohio and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and facilitating self-publishing and writing classes at her local library.