wed22aug12:03 am12:03 amYoung Adult Romance Panel with Debby Dodds, Dolores Maggiore, and Karelia Stetz-WatersPanel is Focused on: Marginalized Youth and Bullying, LGBTQ Communities, and Amish Communities12:03 am - 12:03 am Book Bin Salem
Debby Dodds is the author of the novel Amish Guys Don't Call (Blue Moon, June 2017)which was awarded “One of the Best YA of 2017” by Powell’s Books and has
Debby Dodds is the author of the novel Amish Guys Don’t Call (Blue Moon, June 2017)which was awarded “One of the Best YA of 2017” by Powell’s Books and has stories in ten anthologies, including the NY Times best-selling My Little Red Book (Hachette) and The Things That You Would Have Said (Penguin) as well as: The Sun, Salon.com, xoJane, The Living Dead Magazine, Portland Family Magazine, Manifest-Station.com, Hip Mama and she won Portland’s Wizard World 2017 Fiction Contest. She performed as an actress at Disney and in film and TV.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Dolores Maggiore soon began a search for some place “homier” – some place without the elevated “A” train, without the rattle of the wooden blinds blocking the view through the bedroom window. Dolores roamed through the Maine woods and found a temporary home she would continue to visit in the summer and in her dreams well into adulthood. Her vagabond spirit also brought her to other faraway places to study and then teach French and Italian and to search for her grandparents’ home in Sicily. While Dolores grew up on tales of Robinson Crusoe, her wanderlust also included landscapes of the mind: she worked as a psychotherapist with children of all ages, adults included. In addition to writing young adult novels, Dolores blogs about life in rain (Oregon), as well as in drought (California). She has had poetry published in anthologies as an undergraduate student and reference materials on lesbians and therapy and lesbians and child custody after graduate school. She is a member of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Willamette Writers, and The Golden Crown Literary Society. Dolores, her wife, Xander, the lynx-point cat, and Murphy, the 14 year-old rescue poodle make their home seasonally in NW Oregon and Borrego Springs, CA, hiking, birding, and enjoying nature. (Xander birds from his perch inside the house!)
Karelia Stetz-Waters publishes in several genres, but romance is her favorite. She is passionate about providing happy endings for lesbians. Her novels include Worth the Wait, For Good, Something True, The Admirer, The Purveyor, and Lambda Literary Award and Golden Crown Literary Society finalist Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before. She and her wife live in Albany, Oregon and have been together for nineteen years. Karelia teaches English at Linn-Benton Community College. She has a BA in comparative literature from Smith College and an MA in English literature from the University of Oregon.
(Wednesday) 12:03 am - 12:03 am
Book Bin Salem