Welcome to the Read For Pixels “Meet The Authors” section where you can learn more about the award-winning bestselling authors who will be taking part in the 8th annual International Women’s Day Edition (2022) of the Read For Pixels campaign.

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Adiba Jaigirdar

ADIBA JAIGIRDAR is the critically-acclaimed and bestselling author of The Henna Wars and Hani & Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating. A Bangladeshi/Irish writer and teacher, she has an MA in Postcolonial Studies from the University of Kent, England and a BA in English and History from UCD, Ireland. All of her writing is aided by tea, and a healthy dose of Janelle Monáe and Hayley Kiyoko. When not writing, she is probably ranting about the ills of colonialism, playing video games, or expanding her overflowing lipstick collection.

Adiba will be doing a live reading and Q&A for her Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 3.30pm UK Time/10.30am ET, on March 27th, 2022 (Sunday).

Learn more about Adiba at https://adibajaigirdar.com/.You can follow her on Twitter at @adiba_j


Amanda Bouchet

AMANDA BOUCHET is a USA Today bestselling author of fantasy romance and space opera romance. She was a Goodreads Choice Awards top 10 finalist for Best Debut in 2016 with her first novel, A Promise of Fire. For more about Amanda’s books with equal parts adventure and kissing, connect with her online:

Amanda will be doing a live reading and Q&A for her Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 2.30pm UK Time/10.30am ET, on March 20th, 2022 (Sunday).

Learn more about Amanda at www.amandabouchet.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @AuthorABouchet


Anne Bishop

New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop is a winner of the William L. Crawford Memorial Fantasy Award, presented by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, for the Black Jewels trilogy. She is also the author of the Ephemera series, the Tir Alainn trilogy, the Novels of the Others, and the World of the Others novels—including Wild Country and Lake Silence. She lives in upstate New York.

Anne will be doing a live reading and Q&A for her Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 8.30pm ET, on March 136th, 2022 (Sunday).

Learn more about Anne at https://www.annebishop.com/. You can follow her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DarkRealms


Charlie N. Holmberg

CHARLIE N. HOLMBERG is the WSJ and Amazon Charts bestselling author of The Paper Magician and Spellbreaker series. She’s a RITA finalist and Whitney Award winner, including the 2020 Novel of the Year for Adult Fiction. Charlie is the 2020 Author of the Year for the League of Utah Writers.

Charlie will be doing a live reading and Q&A for her Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 6.00pm PT, on March 18th, 2022 (Friday).

Learn more about Charlie at https://charlienholmberg.com/. You can follow her on Twitter at @CNHolmberg.


Eugen Bacon

EUGEN M.BACON, MA, MSc, PhD, is African Australian, a computer graduate mentally re-engineered into creative writing. Her novella Ivory’s Story was shortlisted in the 2020 British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Awards. Her work has won, been shortlisted, longlisted or commended in national and international awards, including the Horror Writers Association Diversity Grant, Australian Shadows Awards, Ditmar Awards and Nommo Awards for Speculative Fiction by Africans. Bacon’s work has appeared in literary and speculative fiction publications worldwide, including BSFA, Fantasy Magazine, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Bloomsbury and The Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction.

Eugen will be doing a live reading and Q&A for her Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 6.00pm PT, on March 25th, 2022 (Friday).

Learn more about Eugen at https://eugenbacon.com/.  You can follow her on Twitter at @EugenBacon


Jeffe Kennedy

JEFFE KENNEDY is an award-winning author whose works include novels, non-fiction, poetry, and short fiction. She has won the prestigious RITA® Award from Romance Writers of America (RWA), has been a finalist twice, been a Ucross Foundation Fellow, received the Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship for Poetry, and was awarded a Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Award. She is the current President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA).

Jeffe will be doing a live reading and Q&A for her Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 6.00pm PT, on March 19th, 2022 (Saturday).

Learn more about Jeffe at https://jeffekennedy.com/home. You can follow her on Twitter at @jeffekennedy


Juliet Marillier

JULIET MARILLIER is an award-winning writer of historical fantasy. She was born in Aotearoa New Zealand, and now lives in Australia. Among her works are the Sevenwaters, Blackthorn & Grim, and Warrior Bards series. Part hedge druid, part crazy dog lady, Juliet loves mythology, folklore and strong, complex characters.

Juliet will be doing a live reading and Q&A for her Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 6.00pm PT, on March 5h, 2022 (Saturday).

Learn more about Juliet at https://www.julietmarillier.com/ You can follow her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/juliet.marillier


Lauren Willig

LAUREN WILLIG is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty works of historical fiction, including Band of Sisters, The Summer Country, the Pink Carnation series, and three novels co-written with Beatriz Williams and Karen White.  An alumna of Yale University, she has a graduate degree in history from Harvard and a JD from Harvard Law School. She lives in New York City with her husband, two young children, and vast quantities of coffee.

Lauren will be doing a live reading and Q&A for her Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 8.30pm ET, on March 12th, 2022 (Saturday).

Learn more about Lauren at https://laurenwillig.com/. You can follow her on Twitter at @laurenwillig


Sue Ann Jaffarian

SUE ANN JAFFARIAN is the author of three acclaimed mystery series, as well as other novels and short stories. Sue is a full-time nomadic writer, traveling the US while living in a camper van. Her most recent work includes Finding Zelda, the first book in a humorous series about a young woman’s adventures on the road, as well as the thrilling Dead Woman Driving serial novel.

Sue Ann will be doing a live reading and Q&A for her Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 6.00pm PT, on March 26th, 2022 (Saturday).

Learn more about Sue Ann at https://sueannjaffarian.com/.  You can follow her on Twitter at @SueAnnJaffarian


Sujata Massey

SUJATA MASSEY is an internationally best-selling mystery and historical fiction writer. Her most recent novel, The Bombay Prince, features Perveen Mistry, a woman lawyer working for justice for women in 1920s India. Sujata’s mystery fiction has won the Agatha, Macavity, Mary Higgins Clark and Bruce M. Alexander awards and is published in 20 countries.

Sujata will be doing a live reading and Q&A for her Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 8.30pm ET, on March 11th 2022 (Friday).

Learn more about Sujata at https://sujatamassey.com/.  You can follow her on Twitter at @sujatamassey


Talia Hibbert

Talia Hibbert is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author who lives in a bedroom full of books. Supposedly, there is a world beyond that room, but she has yet to drum up enough interest to investigate. She writes steamy, diverse romance because she believes that people of marginalised identities need honest and positive representation.

Talia will be doing a live discussion and Q&A for her Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 2.30pm UK Time / 10.30am ET, on March 6th, 2022 (Sunday).

Learn more about Talia at https://www.taliahibbert.com/. You can follow her on Twitter at @TaliaHibbert


Panel Session

The Pixel Project is also proud to announce that we will be holding our 11th Read For Pixels YouTube live panel session in March 2022 as part of the International Women’s Day Edition session line-up

In “Trauma and Stories: Reclaiming Power and Helping Survivors Through Storytelling and Speculative Fiction”, acclaimed Horror and Dark Fantasy authors Angela Yuriko Smith, Hillary Monahan, and Linda D. Addison will be discussing how speculative fiction and storytelling can be an important tool for helping women and girls heal from trauma caused by sexism, misogyny, and violence against women.

The session will be held live at 8.30pm EST, March 4th 2022.


Angela Yuriko Smith

ANGELA YURIKO SMITH is an American poet, Stoker-nominated author and co-publisher of Space and Time magazine, a publication that has been printing speculative fiction, art and poetry since 1966. Join our Flash Battle leagues, compete as an Iron Writer and help raise an Exquisite Corpse at SpaceandTime.net.

Learn more about Angela at http://angelaysmith.com/.  You can follow her on Twitter at @AngelaYSmith


Hillary Monahan

HILLARY MONAHAN is a New York Times bestselling author of twelve novels, her books spanning the gamut from young adult horror to contemporary romance. Her next novel, a gothic retelling of Miss Havisham’s younger years, is forthcoming from Penguin Random House Delacorte.

You can follow Hillary on Twitter at @HillaryMonahan

 


Linda D. Addison

LINDA D. ADDISON, award-winning author of five collections, including How To Recognize A Demon Has Become Your Friend, the first African-American recipient of the HWA Bram Stoker Award®, received the HWA Mentor of the Year Award and the HWA Lifetime Achievement Award. Addison is a co-editor of Sycorax’s Daughters, an anthology of horror fiction/poetry by African-American women.

Learn more about Linda at https://lindaaddisonwriter.com/. You can follow her on Twitter at @nytebird45