Simon Curtis, S. J. Kincaid, and Erin Summerill

  • Kepler's 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA, 94025 United States

Join us to celebrate three new books (Boy Robot, The Diabolic, Ever the Hunted) from three fabulous new voices in YA literature.

Simon Curtis was diagnosed with leukemia at age ten and began performing in musical theater and opera that same year. He was the happiest bald, chemotherapy-addled cancer patient ever seen on the stage. After various roles on Nickelodeon and Disney Channel, Simon left acting to pursue music, releasing two albums, 8bit Heart and RA. Above all else, he strives to inspire hope in young people.

S.J. Kincaid originally wanted to be an astronaut, but a dearth of mathematical skills turned her interest to science fiction instead. Her debut novel, Insignia, was shortlisted for the Waterstones prize. Its sequels, Vortex and Catalyst, received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews and Booklist. According to Shelf Awareness, "With unpredictable twists and mounting suspense, The Diabolic is a breathless journey into the very center of what it means to be human."

Erin Summerill became a professional photographer while crafting manuscript after manuscript. The scenic detour of shooting weddings both nationally and internationally provided world-building inspiration and gave her the vision to draft her debut YA fantasy, Ever the Hunted. "With a resourceful and cunning heroine, a compelling and nuanced romance, and a truly fascinating system of magic, Ever the Hunted ensnared me from the very first pages. Absolutely marvelous."—Sarah J. Maas, New York Times-bestselling author of the Throne of Glass books

This panel will be moderated by Evelyn Skye, author of the New York Times bestselling The Crown’s Game.