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Toil and Trouble: Monsters, Witches, and Ghosts, Oh My! (YA)

A discussion with a little something scary for everyone: haunted houses, murderous neighbors, and all-too-possible realism (no vampires here). Authors Virginia Boecker (The Witch Hunter), Paige McKenzie (The Haunting of Sunshine Girl), and three authors from the new anthology Slasher Girls and Monster BoysKendare BlakeMcCormick Templeman, and April Genevieve Tucholke—talk about things that go bump in the night… and day. Moderated by Cat Winters (Slasher Girls and Monster Boys).

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Paige McKenzie

McKenzie_cover_webPaige McKenzie is the young star of the hit YouTube channel The Haunting of Sunshine Girl. What began as a simple “girl and her haunted house” story has grown to a multi-webisode network with stories of zombies, ghosts, Sasquatch and lots of Sunshine! Full of positivity, humor and plenty of scares, The Haunting of Sunshine Girl is a cross between Buffy and Veronica Mars, and has allowed Paige to spread her unique brand of positive Sunshine to other teens (and many adults) all over the world! At the age of 16, Paige (along with her mother, actress Mercedes Rose and producing partner, Nick Hagen) co-founded the production company Coat Tale Productions. The Weinstein Company recently optioned The Haunting of Sunshine Girl for a multi-book and television show. Paige lives in Portland, Oregon. Website - Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - YouTube
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McCormick Templeman

Templeman_cover_webMcCormick Templeman is the author of The Little Woods and The Glass Casket, a 2015 ALA / YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection. Her writing has been featured in the Los Angeles Review of Books, CJOM, and the horror anthology, Slasher Girls and Monster Boys. A graduate of Reed College, she also holds an MFA from The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, and an MS degree in acupuncture and herbal medicine. She lives and writes in Portland, Oregon.
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April Genevieve Tucholke

April Tucholke is the author of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Between the Spark and the Burn, Wink Poppy Midnight, and most recently, The Boneless Mercies. She currently lives in Oregon with her husband. Visit her online at apriltucholke.com
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