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 7th annual Fall Edition of the 2020 Read For Pixels campaign.

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Alex Segura

ALEX SEGURA is a writer of novels, comics, and podcasts. His work includes the twice Anthony Award-nominated Pete Fernandez Mystery series, The Black Ghost comic book, the Lethal Lit podcast, and Archie Meets The B-52s. His latest novel, Star Wars Poe Dameron: Free Fall, arrives on August 4 from Disney Books.

Alex will be doing a live reading and Q&A for the Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 8.30pm EST, on September 18th, 2020 (Friday).

Learn more about Alex at www.alexsegura.com. You can follow him on Twitter at @alex_segura


Kat Cho

KAT CHO is a YA author who loves to incorporate her Korean heritage in her writing, especially if it involves describing food. She loves anything that encourages nerding out, including reading, K-dramas, K-pop and anime. She’s the author of Wicked Fox and Vicious Spirits (Putnam/Penguin).

Kat will be doing a live reading and Q&A for the Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 8.30pm EST, on September 4th, 2020 (Friday).

Learn more about Kat at http://katchowrites.com/. You can follow her on Twitter at @katcho.


Kellye Garrett

KELLYE GARRETT’s Hollywood Homicide, about a semi-famous, mega-broke black actress, won the Anthony, Agatha and Lefty for best first novel. It’s also one of BookBub’s “Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time.” The second, Hollywood Ending, was featured on the TODAY show’s Best Summer Reads of 2019 and was nominated for both Anthony and Lefty awards. She serves on Sisters in Crime’s national board.

Kellye will be doing a live reading and Q&A for the Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 8.30pm EST, on September 5th, 2020 (Saturday).

Learn more about Kellye at https://kellyegarrett.com/. You can follow her on Twitter at @kellyekell.


Maurice Broaddus

MAURICE BROADDUS is a community organiser and teacher whose work has appeared in magazines like Lightspeed Magazine, Weird Tales, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Asimov’s, Cemetery Dance, Uncanny Magazine, with some of his stories having been collected in The Voices of Martyrs. His books include The Knights of Breton Court, Buffalo Soldier, Pimp My Airship, and The Usual Suspects.

Maurice will be doing a live reading and Q&A for the Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 8.30pm EST, on September 13th, 2020 (Sunday)..

Learn more about Maurice at http://mauricebroaddus.com/. You can follow him on Twitter at @mauricebroaddus.


Meg Gardiner

MEG GARDINER is the award-winning author of fifteen thrillers. Her novels have been bestsellers in the U.S. and internationally, and have been translated into more than 20 languages. China Lake won the 2009 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original. UNSUB won the 2018 Barry Award for Best Thriller. The 2020 President of Mystery Writers of America, Meg lives in Austin.

Meg will be doing a live reading and Q&A for the Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 8.30pm EST, on September 6th, 2020 (Sunday).

Learn more about Meg at http://meggardiner.com/. You can follow her on Twitter at @MegGardiner1


Melissa Caruso

MELISSA CARUSO is the author of the Swords and Fire trilogy, an adult fantasy series of intrigue and magic from Orbit Books, as well as the forthcoming Rooks and Ruin trilogy, also from Orbit. She is a fantasy writer, tea drinker, larper, mom, and all-around geek. Despite being born on the summer solstice and going to school in an old mansion with a secret door, she has yet to develop any known superpowers.

Melissa will be doing a live reading and Q&A for the Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 8.30pm EST, on September 12th, 2020 (Saturday).

Learn more about Melissa at https://melissacaruso.net/. You can follow her on Twitter at @melisscaru.


RJ Barker

RJ BARKER grew up reading whatever he could get his hands on, and has always been ‘that one with the book in his pocket’. As well as his debut epic fantasy novel, Age of Assassins, RJ has written short stories and historical scripts which have been performed across the country. He has the sort of flowing locks any cavalier would be proud of.

RJ will be doing a live reading and Q&A for the Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 3.30pm UK Time (10.30am EST) on September 6th, 2020 (Sunday).

Learn more about RJ at https://www.rjbarker.com/. You can follow him on Twitter at @dedbutdrmng.


Sam J. Miller

SAM J. MILLER is the Nebula-Award-winning author of The Art of Starving (an NPR best of the year) and Blackfish City (a best book of the year for Vulture, The Washington Post, Barnes & Noble, and more – and a “Must Read” in Entertainment Weekly and O: The Oprah Winfrey Magazine). A recipient of the Shirley Jackson Award and a graduate of the Clarion Writers’ Workshop, Sam’s work has been nominated for the World Fantasy, Theodore Sturgeon, John W. Campbell and Locus Awards, and reprinted in dozens of anthologies. A community organiser by day, he lives in New York City.

Sam will be doing a live reading and Q&A for the Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 8.30pm EST, on September 26th, 2020 (Saturday).

Learn more about Sam at http://samjmiller.com/. You can follow him on Twitter at @sentencebender


Samantha Shannon

SAMANTHA SHANNON is the New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author of The Bone Season series. Film and TV rights have been acquired by Imaginarium Studios and her work has been translated into twenty-six languages. The Priory Of The Orange Tree is her fourth novel and her first outside of The Bone Season series. She lives in London.

Samantha will be doing a live reading and Q&A for the Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 3.30pm UK Time (10.30am EST) on September 20th, 2020 (Sunday).

Learn more about Samantha at http://samantha-shannon.blogspot.com/. You can follow her on Twitter at @say_shannon.


Sarah Gailey

SARAH GAILEY is a Hugo award winner who lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Their nonfiction has been published by Mashable and the Boston Globe, and their fiction has been published internationally. Their novel, Magic for Liars, was an LA Times bestseller.

Sarah will be doing a live reading and Q&A for the Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 6.00pm PST on September 11th, 2020 (Friday)

Learn more about Sarah at www.sarahgailey.com. You can follow them on Twitter at @gaileyfrey.


Sebastien de Castell

SEBASTIEN DE CASTELL‘s acclaimed swashbuckling fantasy series, The Greatcoats was shortlisted for both the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Fantasy and the Gemmell Morningstar Award. His YA fantasy series, Spellslinger, is published in more than a dozen languages. He spends his time writing, travelling, and going on strange adventures.

Sebastien will be doing a live reading and Q&A for the Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 8.30pm EST, on September 19th, 2020 (Saturday).

Learn more about Sebastien at https://decastell.com/. You can follow him on Twitter at @decastell.


Shannon Kirk

SHANNON KIRK is the multiple-award winning author of Method 15/33, which is optioned for film and an international bestseller, Viebury Grove, Gretchen, In the Vines, and The Extraordinary Journey of Vivienne Marshall. She is a practicing attorney and former law professor in Massachusetts, where she lives with her husband and son.Shannon writes in several genres: literary fiction, suspense/thriller, and young adult. She is a member of International Thriller Writers and Mystery Writers of America.

Shannon will be doing a live reading and Q&A for the Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 8.30pm EST, on September 25th, 2020 (Friday).

Learn more about Shannon at https://shannonkirkbooks.com/. You can follow her on Twitter at @ShannonCKirk.