Readers–We Aren’t in Kansas Anymore!
Whether you write paranormal, sci-fi, magical realism, fantasy–or all of the above–building the world your characters inhabit can be the trickiest part of getting started. What does your world look like? What are the rules? How do you introduce it to readers without a big info dump? And how can you get readers to relate to characters that are so…well, often inhuman? In this workshop Mari offers tips and tricks to create extraordinary worlds that readers will remember long after they closed the book.
Mari Mancusi always wanted a dragon as a pet. Unfortunately the fire insurance premiums proved a bit too large and her house a bit too small–so she chose to write about them instead. Today she works as an award-winning young adult author and freelance television producer, for which she has won two Emmys. When not writing about fanciful creatures of myth and legend, Mari enjoys goth clubbing, cosplay, watching cheesy (and scary) horror movies, and her favorite guilty pleasure—playing videogames. A graduate of Boston University, she lives in Austin, Texas with her husband Jacob, daughter Avalon, and their dog Mesquite.
September 14th Schedule
8:30 – Open doors – sign in/coffee
9:00 to 10:00 – Business meeting, PAL reviews & introductions
10:00 to 10:30 – Break
10:30 to 12:00 –”Readers–We Aren’t in Kansas Anymore!”
12:00 to 12:30 – Book signing and Book Sale