YA Author Panel

Thursday, May 7, 4:30pm

Join us for a discussion and Q&A with authors Preeti Chhibber, Zoraida Córdova, and Eric Smith!

This event will be held on Zoom. Click here to register for this event to receive an email with attendance details.

About the authors:

Called “Spider-Man super fan and author” by Publishers Weekly, Preeti Chhibber is a YA author, speaker, and freelance writer. She works as a publishing professional. She has written for SYFY, BookRiot, BookRiot Comics, The Nerds of Color, and The Mary Sue, among others. Her short story, “Girls Who Twirl and Other Dangers” was published in the anthology A Thousand Beginnings and Endings (HarperCollins, 2018). Her first book, Spider-Man: Far From Home: Peter and Ned’s Ultimate Travel Journal was released in June 2019. You can find her co-hosting the podcasts Desi Geek Girls and Strong Female Characters (SYFYWire). She’s appeared on several panels at New York Comic Con, San Diego Comic Con, and on screen on the SYFY Network. Honestly, you probably recognize her from one of several BuzzFeed “look at these tweets” twitter lists. She usually spends her time reading a ridiculous amount of Young Adult but is also ready to jump into most fandoms at a moment’s notice.

Zoraida Córdova is the author of nine fantasy novels for kids and teens, most recently the award-winning Brooklyn Brujas series, Incendiary, and Star Wars: A Crash of Fate. Her short fiction has appeared in the New York Times bestselling anthology Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, Come on In: 15 Stories About Immigration and Finding Home, and Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft. She is the co-editor of Vampires Never Get Old: Eleven Tales with Fresh Bite. Her debut middle grade novel is The Way to Rio Luna. She is the co-host of the podcast Deadline City with Dhonielle Clayton. Zoraida was born in Ecuador and raised in Queens, New York. When she isn’t working on her next novel, she’s planning a new adventure.

Eric Smith is a bestselling author and literary agent living in Philadelphia. In his agent life, he’s worked with award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors. His books include The Geek’s Guide to Dating, The Girl and the Grove, and his latest novel, Don’t Read the Comments. He enjoys video games and crying over every movie. You can learn more about him and his books at his official website, www.ericsmithrocks.com.