Authors Manuel Gonzales (The Regional Office is Under Attack!), Grady Hendrix (My Best Friend’s Exorcism), and Kayla Rae Whitaker (The Animators) share their inventive and exceptional stories.
Why should you attend?
“The Regional Office Is Under Attack! sneaks up on you. It starts out looking like a heist yarn intertwined with a couple of origin stories, but it keeps coming back to the stuff people devour superhero comics and spy thrillers to escape: isolation, confusion, triviality, moral doubt.” —Laura Miller, Slate
“Hendrix was outrageously inventive with his debut novel (Horrorstцr, 2014) and continues his winning streak with a nostalgic (if blood-soaked) horror story to warm the hearts of Gen Xers…. anyone interested in seeing William Peter Blatty’s infamous The Exorcist (1971) by way of Heathersshouldn’t miss it.”—Kirkus Reviews
“[An] outstanding debut . . . Whitaker skillfully charts the creative process, its lulls and sudden rushes of perfect inspiration. And in the relationship between Mel and Sharon, she has created something wonderful and exceptional: a rich, deep, and emotionally true connection that will certainly steal the hearts of readers.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)