Who Even Am I?

YA Stage

Saturday, 10:00-10:45

Adolescence is a time for figuring out big things, including who you are. But how do you do that when your whole world is turned upside down?

Presenters

T Cooper

http://t-cooper.com/

T Cooper is a bestselling and award-winning author and journalist. Between T and his wife/co-author Allison Glock-Cooper, they have published eleven books, raised two children, and rescued six dogs. The Changers series—featuring Changers Book One: Drew, Changers Book Two: Oryon, Changers Book Three: Kim, and Changers Book Four: Forever—is their first collaboration in print. The two also write for television and film, and are currently adapting Changers for television (with Lionsgate).

Allison Glock-Cooper

http://allisonglock.com/

Allison Glock-Cooper is a best-selling and award-winning author and journalist. Between Allison and her husband/coauthor, T Cooper, they have published eleven books, raised two children, and rescued six dogs. The Changers series—featuring Changers Book One: Drew, Changers Book Two: Oryon, Changers Book Three: Kim, and Changers Book Four: Forever—is their first collaboration in print. The two also write for television and film, and are currently adapting Changers for television (with Lionsgate).

Rachel Gold

http://rachelgold.com/

Rachel Gold is the author of multiple queer & trans young adult novels. She has an MFA in Writing, spent seven years as a reporter for a regional LGBTQ newspaper and over fifteen years in corporate marketing. As a marketing strategist, Rachel has developed brand messages for small to large businesses across the U.S. and has won awards for her writing, ideas, and “genius marketing.” She’s an all around geek and avid gamer who teaches at the Loft Literary Center an annual class/game for teens called, “I’m Gaming as I Write This.”

Will Walton

Will Walton is an independent bookseller in Athens, Georgia. He’s a graduate of the University of Georgia. His first novel was Anything Could Happen.

Moderator

Julian Winters

Amazon bestselling author Julian Winters is a former management trainer who lives in the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia and has been crafting fiction since he was a child, creating communities around his hand-drawn “paper people.” He began writing LGBTQ character-driven stories as a teen. When he isn’t writing or using his sense of humor to entertain his young nephews, Julian enjoys reading, experimental cooking in the kitchen, and watching the only sports he can keep up with: volleyball and soccer. Running with Lions is his debut novel.