Welcome to the Read For Pixels “Meet The Authors” section where you can learn more about the award-winning bestselling authors who who will be taking part in the 5th annual International Women’s Day Edition of the 2019 Read For Pixels campaign.

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Alisha Rai

ALISHA RAI writes award-winning emotionally complex contemporary romance novels and is frequently sought as a speaker on a range of topics covering romance and media. Her books have been named Best Books of the Year by NPR, Washington Post, Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, Amazon, Kirkus, Bustle, and Cosmopolitan Magazine and her novels have won the RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for erotic and contemporary romance.

Alisha will be doing a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 8.30pm EST on March 30th 2019 (Saturday).

Learn more about Alisha at www.alisharai.com.  You can follow her on Twitter at @AlishaRai.


Alma Alexander

ALMA ALEXANDER‘s life so far has prepared her very well for her chosen career. She was born in a country which no longer exists on the maps, has lived and worked in seven countries on four continents (and in cyberspace!), has climbed mountains, dived in coral reefs, flown small planes, swum with dolphins, touched two-thousand-year-old tiles in a gate out of Babylon. She is a novelist, anthologist and short story writer who currently shares her life between the Pacific Northwest of the USA (where she lives with her husband and two cats) and the wonderful fantasy worlds of her own imagination.

Alma will be doing a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 6.00pm PST on March 8th 2019 (Friday).

Learn more about Alma at www.AlmaAlexander.org.  You can follow her on Twitter at @AlmaAlexander.


Brenda Jackson

BRENDA JACKSON is a New York Times Bestselling author of over ninety romance titles. Because she’s always believed in the power of love and her stories reflects this belief. Brenda and her husband of forty-one years, Gerald, live in Jacksonville , Florida and have two sons. She still proudly wears the going-steady ring Gerald gave her when she was 15.

Brenda will be doing a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 8.30pm EST on March 24th 2019 (Sunday).

Learn more about Brenda at www.brendajackson.net.  You can follow her on Twitter at @AuthorBJackson.


Caroline Kepnes

CAROLINE KEPNES is the author of You, Hidden Bodies and Providence. She has worked as a pop culture journalist for Entertainment Weekly and a TV writer on 7th Heaven, The Secret Life of the American Teenager. The Lifetime TV series You is based on her first book. The second season follows the sequel, Hidden Bodies. Originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts she now writes full-time and lives in Los Angeles.  Her next book is forthcoming from Random House.

Caroline will be doing a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 6.00pm PST on March 10th 2019 (Sunday).

Learn more about Caroline at www.carolinekepnes.com.  You can follow her on Twitter at @CarolineKepnes.


Jen Williams

JEN WILLIAMS is a fantasy author from London. Her Copper Cat and Winnowing Flame trilogies have picked up four British Fantasy Award nominations between them, and in 2018 The Ninth Rain won the Best Fantasy Novel award. She’s also partly responsible for the creation of the Super Relaxed Fantasy Club and is partial to mead, if you’re buying.

Jen will be doing a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 3.00pm UK Time/10am EST on March 17th 2019 (Sunday).

Learn more about Jen at www.sennydreadful.co.uk. You can follow her on Twitter at @sennydreadful.


Jo Walton

JO WALTON is the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award winning author of thirteen novels, three poetry collections, one short story collection and two books of abour older SF. She comes from Wales but lives in Montreal where the food and books are much better. Her next novel, Lent, will be out in May 2019.

Jo will be doing a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 8.30pm EST on March 1st 2019 (Friday).

Learn more about Jo at www.jowaltonbooks.com.  You can follow her on Twitter at @BlueJoWalton


Laura Anne Gilman

LAURA ANNE GILMAN is the author of more than twenty novels, including the Nebula award-nominated The Vineart War trilogy.  Her newest project is  the Devil’s West series from Saga Press/ Simon & Schuster, beginning with 2015’s Endeavor award-nominated Locus-bestseller SILVER ON THE ROAD, and continuing with 2017’s THE COLD EYE. She has also dipped her pen into the mystery field as well, writing as L.A. Kornetsky (Collared, Fixed, Doghouse, and Clawed). A member of the writers’ digital co-op Book View Cafe, she continues to write and sell short fiction in a variety of genres, including her new story collection, DARKLY HUMAN.

Laura Anne will be doing a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 6.00pm PST on March 22nd 2019 (Friday).

Learn more about Laura Anne at www.lauraannegilman.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @lagilman.


Leanna Renee Hieber

Award-winning, bestselling author LEANNA RENEE HIEBER writes Historical Fantasy novels for Tor and Kensington Books such as the Strangely Beautiful saga, The Eterna Files trilogy and The Spectral City series. A classically trained actress featured in film and television, Leanna created and tours a one-woman show portraying 19th century designer Clara Driscoll.

Leanna will be doing a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 8.30pm EST on March 15th 2019 (Friday).

Learn more about Leanna at http://leannareneehieber.com.  You can follow her on Twitter at @LeannaRenee.


Lisa Shearin

LISA SHEARIN is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Raine Benares novels, a comedic fantasy adventure series, as well as the SPI Files, which is best described as Men in Black meets the X Files. Lisa is a voracious collector of fountain pens, teapots, and teacups, both vintage and modern. She lives on a farm in North Carolina with her husband, four spoiled-rotten retired racing greyhounds, and enough deer and woodland creatures to fill a Disney movie.

Lisa will be doing an extended blog interview which will be published in March 2019.

Learn more about Lisa at www.lisashearin.com.  You can follow her on Twitter at @lisashearin.


Mary SanGiovanni

MARY SANGIOVANNI is the author of the THE HOLLOWER trilogy (the first of which was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award), THRALL, CHAOS, CHILLS, and the forthcoming SAVAGE WOODS, and the novellas FOR EMMY, POSSESSING AMY, THE FADING PLACE, and NO SONGS FOR THE STARS and the forthcoming A QUIET PLACE AT WORLD’S END, as well as the collections UNDER COVER OF NIGHT, A DARKLING PLAIN, the forthcoming NIGHT MOVES, the forthcoming A WEIRDISH WILD SPACE, and numerous short stories. She has been writing fiction for over a decade, has a Masters in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, and is a member of The Authors Guild and Penn Writers.

Mary will be doing a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 8.30pm EST on March 3rd 2019 (Sunday).

Learn more about Mary at www.marysangiovanni.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @marysangiovanni.


Molly Tanzer

MOLLY TANZER is the author of Creatures of Will and Temper (2017), Creatures of Want and Ruin (2018), and the forthcoming Creatures of Charm and Hunger (Spring 2020). She is also the author of the weird western Vermilion, and many short stories. For more information about her critically acclaimed fiction, and her editorial projects, please visit her website, mollytanzer.com. She resides in Longmont, Colorado.

Molly will be doing a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 6.00pm PST on March 29th 2019 (Friday).

Learn more about Molly at www.mollytanzer.com.  You can follow her on Twitter at @Molly_The_Tanz.


Rebecca Roanhorse

REBECCA ROANHORSE is a Nebula and Hugo Award-winning writer and the recipient of the 2018 Campbell Award for Best New SFFF Writer. Her novel TRAIL OF LIGHTNING Book #1 in the SIXTH WORLD SERIES (Saga Press) is available now. Book #2 STORM OF LOCUSTS is out April 2019. She lives in Northern New Mexico with her husband, daughter, and pug.

Rebecca will be doing a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 6.00pm PST on March 23rd 2019 (Saturday).

Learn more about Rebecca at www.rebeccaroanhorse.com.  You can follow her on Twitter at @roanhorsebex.


S.A. Chakraborty

S.A. CHAKRABORTY is a speculative fiction writer from New York City. Her debut, The City of Brass, is the first book in The Daevabad Trilogy and has been short-listed for the Locus, British Fantasy and World Fantasy awards. When not buried in books about Mughal miniatures and Abbasid political intrigue, she enjoys hiking, knitting, and recreating unnecessarily complicated medieval meals for her family. You can find her online at www.sachakraborty.com or on Twitter at @SAChakrabooks where she likes to talk about history, politics, and Islamic art.

Shannon will be doing a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 8.30pm EST on March 9th 2019 (Saturday).

Learn more about Shannon at www.sachakraborty.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @SAChakraBooks.


Sarah MacLean

SARAH MACLEAN is the New York Times, Washington Post & USA Today bestselling author of historical romance novels that have been translated into more than twenty languages, and a monthly columnist for the Washington Post. She is a leading advocate for the romance genre, and her support of romance and the women who read it earned her a place on Jezebel.com’s Sheroes list of 2014 and led Entertainment Weekly to call her “gracefully furious.” A graduate of Smith College & Harvard University, Sarah now lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.

Sarah will be doing a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 8.30pm EST on March 16th 2019 (Saturday).

Learn more about Sarah at www.sarahmaclean.net. You can follow her on Twitter at @sarahmaclean.


Victoria Dahl / Victoria Helen Stone

VICTORIA DAHL is the USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty-five romance novels and the winner of the prestigious American Library Association 2016 Reading List Award for outstanding genre fiction. She currently writes suspense as #1 Amazon bestseller Victoria Helen Stone.

Victoria will be doing a live reading and Q&A session for the Read for Pixels Google Hangout Session at 6.00pm PST on March 2nd 2019 (Saturday).

Learn more about Victoria at www.victoriadahl.com.  You can follow her on Twitter at @VictoriaDahl.