Friday, February 24, 2023, 12:30 PM.
Live from the Ridgewood High School auditorium, Middle Grade and Young Adult author Rena Barron discusses her writing process, craft, world-building, and more.
Rena grew up in small-town Alabama, where stories of magic and adventure sparked her imagination. After penning her first poem in middle school, she graduated to writing short stories and novels by high school. Rena loves all things science fiction and fantasy, ghosts, and superheroes. Rena is the author of the young adult fantasy series Kingdom of Souls, which the School Library Journal called a “masterful tale,” in a starred review. Rena is also the author of the superhero middle grade contemporary fantasy series set in Chicago, Maya and the Rising Dark, a 2021 Ignyte Award Finalist.