Author Panel

Featuring Catherine Asaro, Sarah Beth Durst, and Kelley Skovron

Join us for an evening filled with mystery, interstellar fantasy, misfit animals, and a ghost with a vengeance. Hear from these award-winning authors about their newly published novels, writing process, behind the scenes info, and more in this panel-style event.

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Newly released titles to be discussed include: 

The Jigsaw Assassin, 2022,  Published by Baen Books, by Catherine Asaro

(Perfect for adult readers)

The Shelterings, 2022, Published by Clarion Books of Harper Collins, by Sarah Beth Durst

(Perfect for kids)

The Ghost of Drowned Meadow, 2022, Published by Scholastic, by Kelley Skovron

(Perfect for kids)


Catherine Asaro has a Ph.D. in chemical physics from Harvard, is a former professional dancer, and writer of science fiction, sf mysteries, fantasy, and near future thrillers. She is the winner of the Nebula® Award for her novel, The Quantum Rose, and the novella, “The SpacetimePool.” Her short fiction has appeared in many places, including “Walk in Silence,” “A Roll of the Dice,” and “Aurora in Four Voices,” which all won the Analog Readers Poll for best novella and received nominations for the Nebula® and Hugo.

Catherine is known for her advocacy of bringing girls and women into STEM fields and for challenging character stereotypes and traditional literary expectations in her fiction. She served two terms as president of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and is a member of SIGMA, a think tank that advises the government as to future trends affecting national security. As a vocalist, she performs at clubs and conventions. For more information, visit

Sarah Beth Durst

Sarah Beth Durst is the award-winning author of over twenty books for kids, teens, and adults, including Spark, Drink Slay Love, and The Queens of Renthia series. She won an American Library Association Alex Award and a Mythopoeic Fantasy Award and has been a finalist for SFWA’s Andre Norton Nebula Award three times. She is a graduate of Princeton University and lives in Stony Brook, New York, with her husband, her children, and her ill-mannered cat. For more information, visit

Kelley Skovron was born in Ohio and raised jointly by a therapist, an attorney, a professor of criminal sociology, and a grape juice salesman. Tragically, Kelley was not able to enjoy that abundance of juice during their childhood, for they have been cursed since birth with a mysterious affliction that inexplicably prevents them from enjoying sweet foods or beverages of any kind. Their most recent novel for kids, G.I. Joe Classified, was published in July, to be followed swiftly in September by The Ghost of Drowned Meadow because really, what is free time anyway? Past adult projects include Gutter Mage (written as J.S. Kelley), and The Empire of Storms trilogy. The first book of that trilogy, Hope and Red, is currently available as a free, serialized audiobook on Apple Podcasts. Kelley is also the author of several Young Adult novels, including Misfit (2011), which Holly Black called “a diabolically delightful paranormal about a teen girl discovering her inner strength and power — and her potential for darkness”. Man Made Boy (2013) was a Junior Library Guild selection and shortlisted for the Inky Reader’s Choice Award in Australia. For more information, visit