LTUE is excited to bring back book readings in 2019 with a new twist!

We’re doing readings in pairs, with authors well-known and loved by our LTUE community paired with exciting new or well-established authors they may not be as familiar with. In this way, we hope to give attendees the opportunity to hear from authors they love and help them fall in love with someone new as well, discovering delightful books they may not have found otherwise. So come take a break from panels and presentations and join us in the Sycamore room to enjoy readings from a variety of exciting authors!

  1. Kelly Barnhill and Charlie N. Holmberg – Thursday, 10am

    Guest of Honor and award-winning author Kelly Barnhill writes Middle Grade SF&F and will be reading samples from, “Dreadful Young Ladies,” among other things. Charlie Holmberg, our 2018 Toastmaster and another award-winning author, writes fantasy geared to adults. She is planning a giveaway and will let the audience decide what she reads, with a possible sneak peek from her newest work in progress. You won’t be disappointed.

  2. Emily R. King and Kathryn Purdie – Thursday, 3pm

    Emily and Kathryn write YA fantasy, often with elements of romance. Emily will be doing a giveaway of the first two books in her series. You won’t be disappointed.

  3. David Farland and Darci Stone – Thursday, 4pm

    These award-winning authors write SF&F geared to adults. David will be reading from, “A Tale of Tales” and will be giving away 3 copies of the first book in the new Runelords series. You won’t be disappointed.

  4. Dan Wells and Christopher Husberg – Friday, 10am

    Dan and Christopher write a variety of SF&F with elements of horror and the paranormal. Dan will be playing an excerpt from his newest book, Zero G. You won’t be disappointed.

  5. Michaelbrent Collings and Paul Genesse – Friday, 12pm

    Michaelbrent writes horror geared to adults and plans to read from his newest work, PREDATORS. Paul writes a variety of sci-fi and fantasy and will be doing the first ever world premier reading from the brand new book, Sakura: Intellectual Property. Both will be doing giveaways. You won’t be disappointed.

  6. L.E. Modesitt, Jr. and Scott R. Parkin – Friday, 2pm

    These authors write SF&F geared to adults. L.E. writes novels while Scott writes mostly short stories. You won’t be disappointed.

  7. Lisa Mangum and Caitlin Sangster – Saturday, 10am

    Lisa and Caitlin write YA fantasy with elements of romance. Both will be reading sneak peaks from their newest works in progress. Caitlin will also be doing a giveaway. You won’t be disappointed.

  8. Jessica Day George and Natalie Whipple – Saturday, 12pm

    Jessica will be reading from her YA fantasy novel, Silver in the Blood, and may include a sneak peak from her current YA work in progress. Natalie will be reading from her YA fantasy novel, House of Ivy and Sorrow. Both will be doing giveaways. You won’t be disappointed.

  9. J. Scott Savage and Mike Thayer – Saturday, 3pm

    Scott and Mike both write middle grade fantasy. Mike will be reading from, “Passage to Avalon,” Book 1 in the Epic Adventures of the Techno Wizard. He’ll be doing a giveaway of a signed book and a signed poster. You won’t be disappointed.

  10. Eric James Stone and Janci Patterson – Saturday, 4pm

    Eric writes SF&F geared to adults, while Janci writes YA and adult fantasy. Both employ elements of horror. Eric plans to read from a piece of short fiction and will be doing a giveaway. You won’t be disappointed.