With authors Nina Moreno and Tori Bovalino
Looking for tips and advice on how to get published? Join our panel discussion where we'll to talk with Nina Moreno, Latina author of Don't Date Rosa Santos and upcoming Our Way Back to Always, Pittsburgh native Tori Bovalino, author of upcoming The Devil Makes Three, and two experienced literary agents about what the process looks like and how they achieved publishing success.
This program will be held online using Zoom. Zoom event information will be emailed to registrants the day of the event.
Registrants are welcome to submit potential questions for the panel in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, no personal work will be submitted to the agents and authors; they will not be reviewing any participant work within the scope of this program.
Join Tori for a reading of The Devil Makes Three, open questions, and a discussion of NaNoWriMo.
Check out the cover and first chapter of The Devil Makes Three, coming August 10, 2021 from Page Street Kids.
Lauren Knowles at Page Street has acquired world English rights for Tori Bovalino's YA novel Ink. When Tess and Eliot stumble upon an ancient book hidden beneath their school library, they accidentally release a demon from his book-bound prison, and he'll stop at nothing to stay free. Publication is planned for spring 2021; Uwe Stender and Amelia Appel at TriadaUS Literary Agency did the deal.
Zwei, Tori's first original play, was a finalist in the Glitterbox Theater's playwriting contest. The show was performed on July 27th and 28th at the Glitterbox Theater in Pittsburgh.
Curious about incorporating folklore into your work or creating in-universe mythology? Check out Tori's post on the Be Your Own Mentor Blog.
Tori appeared on the panel YA Spotlight: How to Land a Literary Agent with Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé, moderated by Claribel Ortega. Find more about the panel here: https://www.londonbookfair.co.uk/en/Sessions/73735/YA-Spotlight-How-to-Land-a-Literary-Agent
With J.R. Baird, Tori presented Pitching Your Personality: Social Media and You at Seton Hill's In Your Write Mind Conference.
Tori will be presenting her paper, "'The problem with wanting': Sexuality and power in Slavic-influenced young adult fantasy literature" at the Centre for Research in Children's Literature at Cambridge. More information to come!
Esteemed cohort Michael Wheatley and Tori will be presenting their paper, "'Nothing is dead here': Variations of life and the ecoWeird in Catherynne Valente's Deathless (2011)." This year's theme is Beyond the Anglocentric Fantasy. More information to come!