Sunday, July 26th: Young Adult. Kris Dinnison reads from You and Me and Him,with Stephanie Oakes, author of The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly and Trent Reedy, author of Divided We Fall. 4 pm.
Kris Dinnison has spent nearly two decades as a teacher and librarian. Nowadays, she helps run the retail and café business she owns with her husband, hikes, and spins classic vinyl. This is her debut YA novel. She lives in Spokane, Washington.
Stephanie Oakes lives in Spokane, Washington, and works as a library media teacher in a combined middle and elementary school. She has an MFA in poetry from Eastern Washington University. The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly is her debut novel.
Trent Reedy became fascinated with Afghanistan when he served there with the U.S. Army. Upon his return to the United States, he enrolled in the Writing for Children MFA program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, where he wrote the first drafts of Words in the Dust. Born and raised in Iowa, where he taught high school English, Trent and his wife now live in Washington state. He is the author of three acclaimed YA novels.