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Margaret Stohl

Margaret Stohl

Author of the Casters series, the Icons series, and Black Widow: Forever Red

Bio: The #1 New York Times bestselling author Margaret Stohl got her start as the head of the Dark is Rising fan club in third grade in a highly gifted magnet school in Los Angeles. Going on to study at a creative writing program at UEA Norwich, England, and to write and direct an autobiographical one-act play at Amherst College—where she founded the school’s first women’s literary magazine, Madness This—Margaret knew she was a writer. As a co-founder of YALLFEST, the biggest YA book festival in the country, and its offspring YALLWEST, Margaret believes her readers are her kindred spirits and her tribe. Margaret lives in Santa Monica with her husband, who builds drones and robots, and her three daughters, who are competitive epee fencers—and who, like Natasha Romanov, have always known how to rescue themselves.

Margaret's Twitter: @mstohl
Awards and Honors: ALA William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist 2010
Teacher's Guide: Reading Guide for Beautiful Creatures

Earlier Event: January 4
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Later Event: January 4
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