Sci-fi and Fantasy Roundtable featuring CJ Archer, Megan O’Russell, Kylie Quillinan and Sarah Woodbury
The Kobo Writing Life team is happy to announce our next Live Q&A on July 27th from 6:00 PM-7:00 PM EST. KWL author engagement Laura and promotions specialist Rachel will be joined by a roundtable of four amazing sci-fi and fantasy authors: CJ Archer, Megan O’Russell, Kyle Quillinan and Sarah Woodbury! Bring all of your questions about writing in these genres to this talented group and stay tuned for an amazing talk.
Join us for our seventh live Q&A of the year and our second roundtable event! For this fantastic roundtable, we’re featuring four authors of the fantastical: CJ Archer, Megan O’Russell, Kyle Quillinan and Sarah Woodbury, all of whom write in the realms of fantasy and/or sci-fi. They are the authors of acclaimed series such as The Glass Library (CJ Archer), Girl of Glass (Megan O’Russell), The Amarna Age (Kylie Quillinan), The After Cilmeri Series (Sarah Woodbury) and more!
We will be discussing the following:
- How these authors market SFF titles and their marketing tips
- Writing inspirations and writing advice for SFF
- World-building tips and tricks
- Knowing your readers and your audience
- Writing successful series
And more! We will also have time for audience questions at the end, so be sure to join the live event! And, as always, happy writing.
With more than 3 million copies of her books sold, C.J. Archer is the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over 60 novels in the historical mystery and historical fantasy genres. She has loved history and books for as long as she can remember and feels fortunate that she found a way to combine the two. She has at various times worked as a librarian, IT support person and technical writer but in her heart has always been a fiction writer. She lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her husband, 2 children and Coco the black and white cat.
Megan O’Russell started writing when she discovered playing Cordelia in King Lear leaves you way too much time waiting backstage. She began her career as an author during an ill-fated trip to Oz. She hasn’t stopped writing (even when living on a tour bus) since.
Megan’s wanderlust has led her all over the globe. When she’s not planning her next escapade, she’s diving into fantasy worlds where she doesn’t have to worry about what rules she’s supposed to follow or how many pairs of socks she can fit in her suitcase.
Her latest series, Fracture Pact, finds seven teens pulling off the heist of the century to save magic. Psst…this book may feed on her love of Newport, RI, Manhattan, Las Vegas, mountains, and botanical gardens. Megan has a weakness for road trips. Having vampires, werewolves, mermaids, and hackers involved just adds to the excitement.
Her love of storytelling has helped Megan weave her real-life exploits into eight different book series. From the epic fantasy world of Ilbrea to the paranormal dystopian romance of Girl of Glass, there is always a new way to escape into adventure.
Kylie writes historical fantasy set in the ancient world. She particularly enjoys stories about women who reject society’s expectations for their lives. Her interests include the female pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, cocktails, and her dog. You can find her online at kyliequillinan.com or facebook.com/kyliequillinan.
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With over a million books sold to date, Sarah Woodbury is the author of more than forty novels, all set in medieval Wales. Although an anthropologist by training, and then a full-time homeschooling mom for twenty years, she began writing fiction when the stories in her head overflowed and demanded that she let them out. While her ancestry is Welsh, she only visited Wales for the first time at university. She has been in love with the country, language, and people ever since. She even convinced her husband to give all four of their children Welsh names. She makes her home in Oregon.
Laura is Kobo Writing Life’s Author Engagement Manager. In her role on the KWL team, she works closely with indie authors to help them reach new readers on Kobo. She has a B.A. in English from York University and a post-grad certificate in book, magazine and electronic publishing from Centennial College. When she’s off the clock, you can find her curled up with a romance book or binge-watching a new reality show.
Rachel left her hometown at seventeen to follow her love of literature to the English department at York University. After graduating with her B.A. in English Literature, Rachel spent some time working odd jobs in both Manhattan and Sydney before returning to her true geographical love, Toronto, and working with the wonderful team at Kobo Writing Life. Rachel is a huge nerd, and will talk your ear off about Buffy the Vampire Slayer while also giving you advice on how to make the most of your promotions at Kobo.