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Saturday, May 23 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Categorizing Your Books: YA versus NA

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The Young Adult Library Services Association of the American Library Association defines a young adult (YA) as someone between the ages of 12 and 18. Authors and readers of YA novels traditionally defined the genre as literature written for ages ranging from 16 up to 25, while Teen Fiction is for the ages of 10 to 15. In 2009, a new category entered the mix: New Adult (or "NA") for literature with protagonists with ages ranging from 18 to 25. Is NA here to stay? If it is, where does that leave YA and Teen Fiction?

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Wanda Kurtcu

Writers Workshop, Pleasant
Hello and welcome aboard! Here’s a little bit about me! My 15 minutes of fame is from ‘A Matter of Honor’, a Star Trek: Next Generation episode I wrote back in 1984. I have been involved with Baycon as the Writers Workshop maven and on panels focused diversity in science fiction... Read More →

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Amber Benson

This very talented and prolific Woman of Wonder has had multiple, almost simultaneous careers in which the roles of Actor, Author, Director, and Producer are only touching the surface. | | Amber Benson got her start in Birmingham, Alabama in January, 1977. As a child she studied... Read More →
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Deirdre Saoirse Moen

Deirdre Saoirse Moen writes science fiction, fantasy, erotic romance, and non-fiction—not all at the same time. Usually. In addition to writing, she also sells her photography and graphic design and is studying typography.
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Sarah Stegall

Sarah Stegall started out in the early nineties as a fan critic of The X-Files and one of the first online reviewers. She eventually became Chris Carter and the Ten-Thirteen Productions team's most popular reviewer. She researched the first three Official Guides to The X-Files: The... Read More →


Saturday May 23, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Alameda Mezzanine Level

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