#TTBF14 Panel Talk: Is This Real Life

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We have some amazing panels this year and Is This Real Life is one of them! This panel will be focusing on books that involve fantasy and magical realism in their stories. The authors headlining this panel are: Leslye Walton; A. S. King; Scott Westerfeld; Guadalupe Garcia McCall; and Cory Doctrow!! Here is a little bit more about the authors and their books.

~Post by Kendall

Leslye Walton

Leslye Walton is new author that has oodles of talent. Her writing skills are that of a seasoned author. Her writing will blow you away! The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender is her debut novel which follows Ava, a girl born with wings. The story is told through generations of the Roux family women with beautiful writing that will surprise you through and through.

Fun Facts About Leslye Walton:
1. She  was born in the Pacific Northwest. Perhaps because of this, she has developed a strange kinship with the daffodil — which can only achieve beauty after a long, cold sulk in the rain.
2. She is a full-time middle school language arts teacher in Seattle – she teaches kids how to read and write, and be kind to each other, even when they don’t feel like it.
3. Ava Lavender was initially inspired by the Colin Hay song, “I Just Don’t Think I’ll Ever Get Over You”
4. While dutifully researching pastry and baking for the writing of the book, she got very sick and discovered she had a gluten allergy.


A.S King


Scott Westerfeld


Guadalupe Garcia McCall


Cory Doctorow