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 Fall Edition (2021) of the Read For Pixels campaign.
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ARKADY MARTINE is a speculative fiction writer and, as Dr. AnnaLinden Weller, a historian of the Byzantine Empire and a city planner. Under both names she writes about border politics, narrative and rhetoric, risk communication, and the edges of the world. She is currently a policy advisor for the New Mexico Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department, where she works on climate change mitigation, energy grid modernization, and resiliency planning. Her debut novel, A Memory Called Empire, won the 2020 Hugo Award for Best Novel. Arkady grew up in New York City, and after some time in Turkey, Canada, Sweden, and Baltimore, lives in New Mexico with her wife, the author Vivian Shaw.
Arkady will be doing a live reading and Q&A for her Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 6.00pm PT, on September 5th, 2021 (Sunday).
BRIAN MCCLELLAN is an American epic fantasy author from Cleveland, Ohio. Brian’s novels include the Powder Mage Trilogy, Gods of Blood and Powder, and the Valkyrie Collections. Brian now lives on the side of a mountain in Utah with his wife, Michele, where he writes books and nurses a crippling video game addiction.
Brian will be doing a live reading and Q&A for his Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 6.00pm PT, on September 4th, 2021 (Saturday).
DEREK LANDY is the author of the award-winning Skulduggery Pleasant series and a bunch of Marvel comics. He lives in Ireland, where he collects movie props and various cats. Also a particularly stupid dog.
Derek will be doing a live discussion and Q&A for his Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 3.30pm Ireland/UK Time, on September 12th, 2021 (Sunday).
EVAN WINTER is a Barnes & Nobles, Amazon, and Locus best selling speculative fiction writer whose current series opener, The Rage of Dragons, is one of TIME magazine’s 100 BEST FANTASY BOOKS OF ALL TIME.
Evan will be doing a live reading and Q&A for his Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 8.30pm ET, on September 25th, 2021 (Saturday).
PINTIP DUNN is a New York Times bestselling author of YA fiction and a two-time winner of the RITA® award. Her books have been translated into four languages, and her titles include the Forget Tomorrow series, The Darkest Lie, Girl On The Verge, Star-Crossed, Malice, and Dating Makes Perfect.
Pintip will be doing a live reading and Q&A for her Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 8.30pm ET, on September 26th, 2021 (Sunday).
Roseanne A. Brown
ROSEANNE A. BROWN was born in Kumasi, Ghana and raised in central Maryland. She holds a Bachelor’s in Journalism from the University of Maryland, where she was also a TA for the school’s Jiménez-Porter Writers’ House program, and was later an assistant English teacher in Japan. She currently lives outside of Washington D.C.. Her first series is the A Song of Wraiths and Ruin duology.
Roseanne will be doing a live reading and Q&A for her Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 8.30pm ET, on September 17th, 2021 (Friday).
SAM HAWKE is a lawyer by day, jujitsu instructor by night, and full-time wrangler of two (no longer tiny) ninjas. Her debut epic fantasy, City of Lies, won the 2018 Aurealis Award (Best Fantasy Novel), the Ditmar Award (Best Novel), and the Norma K Hemming Award (long form) and its sequel, Hollow Empire, was released in December 2020. She lives in Canberra, Australia.
Sam will be doing a live reading and Q&A for her Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 6.00pm PT, on September 11th, 2021 (Saturday).
Sarah Rees Brennan
SARAH REES BRENNAN is the No. 1 New York Times bestselling YA author of over a dozen books, both solo and co-written with authors including Kelly Link and Maureen Johnson. She was long-listed for the Carnegie for her first novel. She was born in Ireland by the sea and lives there now in the shadow of a cathedral, where she’s working on–among other things–her series of tie-in novels with the hit Netflix show Fate: the Winx Saga. Her most recent standalone novel, In Other Lands, is a tale of love, friendship and wings starring misandrist elves and the crankiest boy to ever stumble into a magic land and was a Lodestar Award and Mythopoeic Award finalist.
Sarah will be doing a live reading and Q&A for her Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 3.30pm Ireland/UK Time, on September 5th, 2021 (Sunday).
SL HUANG is a Hugo-winning and Amazon-bestselling author who justifies an MIT degree by using it to write eccentric mathematical superhero fiction. The author of the Cas Russell novels from Tor Books as well as the new fantasy Burning Roses, Huang is also a short fiction writer, with stories in Analog, F&SF, Nature, and numerous best-of anthologies. When not writing, Huang is a Hollywood stunt performer and firearms expert.
SL will be doing a live reading and Q&A for their Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 8.30pm ET, on September 10h, 2021 (Friday).
TASHA ALEXANDER is the daughter of two philosophy professors, growing up surrounded by books. She was convinced from an early age that she was born in the wrong century and spent much of her childhood under the dining room table pretending it was a covered wagon. Her first novel, And Only to Deceive, was published in 2005. She is the author of the long-running Lady Emily series as well as the novel Elizabeth: The Golden Age. She is currently in love with the Japanese editions of the Emily books.
Tasha will be doing a live reading and Q&A for her Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 6.00pm PT, on September 24th, 2021 (Friday).
TORI ELDRIDGE is the multi-awards nominated author of The Ninja Daughter, The Ninja’s Blade, and The Ninja Betrayed. Her shorter works appear in anthologies and the inaugural reboot of Weird Tales. She’s a Nicholl Fellowship semi-finalist screenwriter and fifth-degree black belt ninja. Tori has performed on Broadway, television, and film.
Tori will be doing a live reading and Q&A for her Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 6.00pm PT, on September 19th, 2021 (Sunday).
The Pixel Project is also proud to announce that we will be holding the first two special YouTube live panel sessions as part of the launch of our inaugural charity anthology Giving the Devil His Due in September 2021 as part of the Fall Edition session line-up
Anthology Launch Event Panel Session 1
In “ From The Twilight Zone to Promising Young Woman: Storytelling and Justice for Women in Speculative Fiction”, acclaimed Speculative Fiction authors Dana Cameron, Lee Murray and Nisi Shawl will be discussing how story and storytelling is and can be used a vehicle for reaching the masses about the urgency of eradicating Violance Against Women (VAW); and if examples of justice for women who have experienced sexism and VAW in fiction can help advance efforts for justice for women in real life.
Whether writing SF/F/H, noir, historical fiction, thriller, or traditional mystery, DANA CAMERON draws from her expertise in archaeology. Her work has won multiple Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Awards and earned an Edgar Award nomination. The Emma Fielding archaeology mysteries were optioned by Muse Entertainment; the most recent, More Bitter Than Death, debuted in 2019 on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
LEE MURRAY is a multi-award-winning author-editor from Aotearoa-New Zealand. Her work includes military thrillers, the Taine McKenna Adventures, supernatural crime-noir series The Path of Ra (with Dan Rabarts), and debut collection Grotesque: Monster Stories. She is proud to have co-edited Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women with Geneve Flynn.
Multiple-award-winning author and editor NISI SHAWL has taught for Clarion West, Viable Paradise, Centrum, and Hugo House, and spoken at Duke University and Spelman College. They contribute reviews to the Washington Post, Ms. Magazine, and The Cascadia Subduction Zone, a literary quarterly. They cowrote Writing the Other: A Practical Approach, a standard text on inclusive representation. They live in Seattle and take frequent walks with their cat.
Anthology Launch Event Panel Session 2
In “Slaying the Monster: Writing Better Men and Tackling Toxic Masculinity in Horror”, acclaimed Horror authors Stephen Graham Jones, Kaaron Warren, and Errick Nunnally will be discussing sexism, misogyny, and toxic masculinity in Horror tropes and male stereotypes and how dismantling toxic masculinity, sexism, and misogyny in Horror can help authors write better male characters while moving conversations about toxic masculinity and misogyny forward in a constructive way.
ERRICK NUNNALLY was raised in Boston, served in the USMC, graduated from art school, and studied Krav Maga. He has published three novels, Blood for the Sun, All the Dead Men, and Lightning Wears a Red Cape, and several stories in anthologies and magazines.
Shirley Jackson award-winner KAARON WARREN published her first short story in 1993 and has had fiction in print every year since. She was recently given the Peter McNamara Achievement Award and was Guest of Honour at World Fantasy 2018, Stokercon 2019 and Geysercon 2019. She has published five multi-award-winning novels (Slights, Walking the Tree, Mistification, The Grief Hole and Tide of Stone) and seven short story collections. Her most recent book is the novella Into Bones Like Oil.
Stephen Graham Jones
STEPHEN GRAHAM JONES is the New York Times bestselling author of nearly thirty novels and collections, and there’s some novellas and comic books in there as well. Most recent are The Only Good Indians and Night of the Mannequins and My Heart is a Chainsaw. Stephen lives and teaches in Boulder, Colorado.