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 9th annual International Women’s Day Edition (2023) of the Read For Pixels campaign. They are listed in alphabetical order below.

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Alison Littlewood

ALISON LITTLEWOOD’s first novel, A Cold Season, was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick. Other titles include Mistletoe, The Hidden People, The Crow Garden and The Unquiet House. She wrote The Cottingley Cuckoo and the forthcoming The Other Lives of Miss Emily White as A. J. Elwood.

Alison 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 19th, 2023 (Sunday).

Learn more about Alison at www.alisonlittlewood.co.uk. You can follow her on Twitter at @Ali_L


Chloe Liese

CHLOE LIESE writes romances reflecting her belief that everyone deserves a love story. Her stories pack a punch of heat, heart, and humor, and often feature characters who are neurodivergent like herself. When not dreaming up her next book, Chloe spends her time wandering in nature, playing soccer, and most happily at home with her family and mischievous cats. She is the author of the self-published Bergman Brothers series, and Two Wrongs Make a Right, her traditional publishing debut with Berkley.

Chloe will be doing a live reading and Q&A for her Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 8.30pm ET, on March 12th, 2023 (Sunday).

 Learn more about Chloe at www.chloeliese.com. You can follow her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/chloeliese


Karen Odden

USA Today bestselling author KAREN ODDEN received her PhD in English from NYU, writing her dissertation on Victorian literature, and taught at UW-Milwaukee before writing fiction. Her award-winning mysteries are all set in 1870s London. Her fifth, Under a Veiled Moon (2023), featuring Michael Corravan, a former thief turned Scotland Yard Inspector, has been nominated for a Lefty Award. She divides her time between Phoenix, Arizona and Park City, Utah.

Karen will be doing a live reading and Q&A for her Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 6.00pm PT, on March 10th, 2023 (Friday).

Learn more about Karen at www.karenodden.com You can follow her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KarenOddenWriter/


Kimberly Belle

KIMBERLY BELLE is the USA Today and internationally bestselling author of eight novels, including The Personal Assistant (11.29.22), The Marriage Lie, a Goodreads Choice Awards semifinalist for Best Mystery & Thriller, and the co-authored #1 Audible Original, Young Rich Widows. Her books have been published in more than in a dozen languages and have been optioned for film and television. A graduate of Agnes Scott College, Belle divides her time between Atlanta and Amsterdam.

Talia will be doing a live discussion and Q&A for her Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 8.30pm ET, on March 25th, 2023 (Saturday).

Learn more about Kimberly at www.kimberlybellebooks.com . You can follow her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KimberlyBelleBooks


Liz Williams

LIZ WILLIAMS writes science fiction and dark fantasy including the Fallow Sisters series and the Detective Inspector Chen series. Her novels are published by Bantam Spectra and Open Road in the USA and by Tor Macmillan and New Con Press in the UK. She has published a book on the history of Paganism in Britain, Miracles of Our Own MakingModern Handfasting with Llewellyn, and is working on a new book on folklore.

Liz 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 26th, 2023 (Sunday).


Mimi Matthews

MIMI MATTHEWS is a USA Today bestselling author who writes both historical nonfiction and award-winning proper Victorian romances. Her novels have received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Booklist, Kirkus, and Shelf Awareness, and her articles have been featured on the Victorian Web, the Journal of Victorian Culture, and in syndication at BUST Magazine. In her other life, Mimi is an attorney. She resides in California with her family, which includes a retired Andalusian dressage horse, a Sheltie, and two Siamese cats.

Mimi will be doing a live reading and Q&A for her Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 6.00pm PT, on March 31st, 2023 (Friday).

Learn more about Mimi at https://www.mimimatthews.com/.  You can follow her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MimiMatthewsAuthor


Naomi Hirahara

NAOMI HIRAHARA is an Edgar Award-winning author of multiple traditional mystery series. Her first historical mystery is Clark and Division, which won a Mary Higgins Clark award. A former journalist with The Rafu Shimpo newspaper, Naomi has also written numerous non-fiction history books and a middle-grade novel, 1001 Cranes.

Naomi will be doing a live reading and Q&A for her Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 6.00pm PT, on March 24th, 2023 (Friday).

Learn more about Naomi at www.naomihirahara.com. You can follow her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NaomiHiraharaBooks


Sonali Dev

SONALI DEV is a USA Today bestselling author who writes stories Mindy Kaling calls “hilarious and heartwarming.” Her novels have been named Best Books of the Year by Library Journal, NPR, the Washington Post, Kirkus, Buzzfeed, and PopSugar. She has won numerous accolades, including the American Library Association’s award for best romance, the RT Reviewer Choice Award, multiple RT Seals of Excellence, has been a RITA® finalist, and has been listed for the Dublin Literary Award. She lives in Chicagoland with her husband, two visiting adult children, and the world’s most perfect dog.

Sonali will be doing a live reading and Q&A for her Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 8.30pm ET, on March 11th, 2023 (Saturday).

Learn more about Sonali at www.sonalidev.com.  You can follow her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SonaliDev.author


Swati Teerdhala

SWATI TEERDHALA is the author of The Tiger at Midnight series, which has appeared on both Barnes and Noble and Book Riot’s Most Anticipated Novels lists. After graduating from the University of Virginia with a BS in finance and BA in history, she tumbled into the marketing side of the technology industry. She’s passionate about many things, including how to make a proper cup of tea, the right ratio of curd-to-crust in a lemon tart, and diverse representation in the stories we tell. She currently lives in New York City.

Swati will be doing a live reading and Q&A for her Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 8.30pm ET, on March 17th 2023 (Friday).

Learn more about Swati at www.swatiteerdhala.com.  You can follow her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/swatiteerdhala/


Therese Beharrie

THERESE BEHARRIE is a South African romance author of several acclaimed novels who takes pride in writing diverse characters and settings. Her books are often recommended for their heart and banter. She lives in Cape Town with her husband, her inspiration for every hero, and two adorable baby boys.

Amanda will be doing a live reading and Q&A for her Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 2.30pm UK Time/9.30am ET, on March 5th, 2023 (Sunday).

Learn more about Therese at www.theresebeharrie.com. You can follow her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theresebeharrie/


Vanessa Riley

Vanessa Riley is an award-winning author of Island Queen, A Good Morning America Buzz Pick. Riley’s historical novels showcase the hidden histories of Black women and women of color, emphasizing strong sisterhoods and dazzling multicultural communities. Her works encompass historical fiction, historical romance, and historical mystery and have been reviewed by the AAMBC, Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Publisher Weekly, and the New York Times. She’s received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist.

Vanessa will be doing a live reading and Q&A for her Read for Pixels YouTube Session at 8.30pm ET, on March 18th, 2023 (Saturday).

Learn more about Vanessa at www.vanessariley.com. You can follow her on Instagram at @vanessarileyauthor


The Read For Pixels Panel Sessions 2023

The Pixel Project is also proud to announce that we will be holding our 16th Read For Pixels YouTube live panel session in March 2023 as part of the International Women’s Day Edition session line-up

 In “Hear Her Roar: The Power of Audiobooks to Imagine a World Where There is Justice for Victims of Violence Against Women”, acclaimed Horror author Angela Yuriko Smith, Historical Supernatural Fantasy author Leanna Renee Hieber and award-winning audiobook narrators Cynthia Farrell and Kate Forbes will be discussing how audiobooks can be instrumental in inspiring book lovers to imagine a world where there is justice for victims of VAW while amplifying the voices of victims and survivors.

The session will be held live on YouTube at 8.30pm ET, March 4th 2023.


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 Instagram at @angela_yuriko_smith

Kate Forbes

KATE FORBES is the winner of four Earphones Awards for audiobook narrating. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College, where she was active in theater, she completed an MFA at New York University School of the Arts. With this training, she launched into a successful acting career including winning a Theater World award for her Broadway debut as Lady Teazle in The School for Scandal. She has worked extensively both On and Off Broadway, in regional theaters and on national tours.

Kate is the narrator of Just Us League by Angela Yuriko Smith.

Learn more about Kate at https://www.bretadamsltd.net/content/client/female-actors/kate-forbes/

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 nineteenth-century designer Clara Driscoll.

Learn more about Leanna at https://www.leannareneehieber.com/. You can follow her on Instagram at @leannareneehieber

Cynthia Farrell

CYNTHIA FARRELL has been a musical theater singer and recording artist all of her life and has been performing off-Broadway since coming to New York to receive her BFA from NYU’s musical theater department.  Her award-winning career spans audiobook narration, commercial voiceover and video game voiceover and she has developed a fan base for playing “Catalina” in the Grand Theft Auto game series.  In her audiobook narration, she is known for her portrayal of strong female characters; her uniquely clear, strong, mellifluous singer’s tone and diction; and her voice work in both English and Spanish. She has recorded approximately 200 audiobooks spanning all genres.

Cynthia is the narrator of Escape from Pleasant Point by Leanna Renee Hieber.

Learn more about Cynthia at https://www.cynthiafarrellnyc.com/