2016 Keynote Speakers:
Friday Oct. 7 - Suzanne Selfors
Suzanne Selfors is a national best-selling author who writes for kids of all ages. She's received four Junior Library Guild awards, appeared on over a dozen state lists, earned starred reviews from Kirkus, School Library Journal and Publisher's Weekly. The Sasquatch Escape won the WA State Book Award and was Amazon's Best Children's Book of 2013. She lives on Bainbridge Island where she can be found sweeping sasquatch fur from her driveway. www.suzanneselfors.com
Saturday Oct. 8 - Terry Persun
Terry Persun has been writing and publishing poetry, short stories, and novels since the early 1970s. He has been the recipient of seven novel and poetry awards over the years, including the Star of Washington Award, a Silver IPPY for historical fiction, two Book of the Year finalist awards in the science fiction category, two finalist awards for the USABookNews International Book Awards (one in science fiction and one in historical fiction), two poetry chapbook awards, and a Jeanne Voge Poetry Award. Terry writes in a variety of genres including science fiction, thriller, mystery, and mainstream fiction. He is a respected keynoter and speaker at libraries, writers’ groups, writers’ conferences, and universities across the country. Terry has a Bachelors in Engineering and an MA in creative writing from SUNY Stony Brook.