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Young Adult Fiction: Who Am I Anyway?- Jessie Ann Foley, Stephanie Kate Strohm and Caleb Roehrig in conversation with Stacy St. Clair
June 9 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Young Adult novelists talk about what makes a good YA novel, and the ways they reward their readers, adult or teen.
Jessie Ann Foley is the award-winning author of the YA novels The Carnival at Bray, Neighborhood Girls, and Sorry for Your Loss (out June 2019). She lives with her family in Chicago, where she was born and raised. Find her on Instagram at @jessieannfoley.
Stephanie Kate Strohm is the author of It’s Not Me, It’s You; The Date to Save; The Taming of the Drew; Pilgrims Don’t Wear Pink; Confederates Don’t Wear Couture; and Prince in Disguise. She graduated with a joint major in theater and history from Middlebury College.
Originally from Michigan, Caleb Roehrig has also lived in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Helsinki, Finland. A former actor and television producer, he’s done a lot of wacky things to earn a paycheck, and sometimes they turn up in his books.
Stacy St. Clair joined the Chicago Tribune as a general assignment reporter in 2007. Her work has been honored by Harvard University’s Nieman Foundation, the National Headliner Awards, the Society for Professional Journalists and the Hearst Foundation, among others. She has a bachelor’s of journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.