In this teen writing workshop, Leslie Vedder, author of The Bone Spindle trilogy, will lead a group in remixing fairytales and classics to create imaginative new stories. We’ll work through changing up plot, POV, characters, genre, and more to create something fresh, while keeping what makes these stories so compelling. Workshop participants will then break out to independently work on their own remixed fairytale or classic with plenty of opportunities to share their work, engage in Q&A with the author and have books signed.
Leslie Vedder (she/her) is a queer ace author who loves fairytale retellings with girl adventurers and heroes! She grew up on fantasy books, anime, fanfiction and the Lord of the Rings movies, and met her true love in high school choir. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in creative writing and currently lives in Colorado with her wife and two spoiled house cats.
When she's not reading or writing, you can find her watching anime and sci-fi shows, walking in the woods and pretending they're enchanted forests, or playing old video games. She always collects all the Skulltulas in Zelda and all the Dalmation puppies in Kingdom Hearts.
Her debut YA novel THE BONE SPINDLE (Penguin/Razorbill) was an indie bestseller. The sequel THE SEVERED THREAD comes out Feb 7, 2023. Find her online at leslievedder.com.
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Clever, bookish Fi and her brash, ax-wielding partner Shane are back in this action-packed sequel to the bestselling YA fantasy The Bone Spindle, a gender-flipped Sleeping Beauty retelling, perfect for fans of Sorcery of Thorns and The Cruel Prince.