Author Panel: Josi Kilpack, Yamile Saied Mendez, J. Scott Savage, and Kathryn Purdie

Sep 24, 2020, 7:00 pm

Brigham City Public Library is excited to host four incredible Utah authors for a panel on writing and publishing.

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J Scott Savage is the author of 17 published novels, including the Far World series, the Case File 13 series, and the Mysteries of Cove series. He lives in a canyon of the Rocky Mountains. He has four children, five grandchildren, and an awesome wife. He loves camping, reading, playing games, and of course WRITING! He has been able to meet lots of authors, too, which is awesome, because he loves to read.
He has had lots of jobs including plumber, CEO of an internet company, French Chef, and radio talk show host. He says that his favorite job ever is being an author, and the best thing about writing books for kids is that he gets to go visit great schools and hear from awesome kids.

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Yamile (sha-MEE-lay) Saied Méndez is a fútbol-obsessed Argentine-American who loves meteor showers, summer, astrology, and pizza. She lives in Utah with her Puerto Rican husband and their five kids, two adorable dogs, and one majestic cat. An inaugural Walter Dean Myers Grant recipient, she’s also a graduate of Voices of Our Nations (VONA) and the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA Writing for Children’s and Young Adult program. She’s a PB, MG, and YA author. Yamile is also part of Las Musas, the first collective of women and nonbinary Latinx MG and YA authors. She’s represented by Linda Camacho at Gallt & Zacker Literary.

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Kathryn Purdie is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the BURNING GLASS series and BONE CRIER’S MOON. She lives in the Rocky Mountains with her husband and three children. Kathryn is a trained classical actress who studied at the Oxford School of Drama. In her spare time, she loves writing songs on her guitar for her characters, binge-watching TV, and devouring Peanut Butter M&Ms.

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Josi S. Kilpack hated to read until her mother handed her a copy of The Witch of Blackbird Pond when she was 13. From that day forward, she read everything she could get her hands on and credits her writing “education” to the many novels she has “studied” since then. She began writing her first novel in 1998 and has written thirty-three novels, one cookbook, and several short stories since then. She is a four-time Whitney Award winner, including two Novel of the Year awards for Lord Fenton's Folly and As Wide as the Sky and a Best of State winner in Fiction. She writes her national women's fiction under the pen name of Jessica Pack (say Josi Kilpack really fast and you'll see why she chose it). Josi currently lives in Northern Utah and is the mother of 4 wonderful kids.

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This event is made possible with support from Brigham City Public Library and Utah Humanities.

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