McNally Jackson City Point
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McNally Jackson is thrilled to present the Thrills and Chills Tour: Dark and fantastical page-turners, in partnership with the Brooklyn Book Festival and Fierce Reads.
From seemingly prestigious boarding schools filled with malicious forces to cutthroat competitions and dark magic in the catacombs of Paris, these young adult authors know how to keep you up at night! Join Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé (Ace of Spades), Jamison Shea (I Feed Her to the Beast and the Beast Is Me), Tomi Oyemakinde (The Changing Man), and Kalyn Josephson (This Dark Descent) as they talk all thing page-turning thrillers, dark fantasy, and the things that go bump in the night. Moderated by Tamara Fuentes, editor at Cosmopolitan.
This is an official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends event.
is the instant New York Times
, international bestselling and award-winning author of Ace of Spades
. She is an avid tea drinker, a collector of strange mugs, and a recent graduate of a university in the Scottish Highlands where she received a BA in English Literature. She is currently pursuing an MA in Shakespeare Studies from Kings College London. When she isn't spinning dark tales, Faridah can be found examining the deeper meanings in Disney Channel original movies.
was once a flautist, violist, anthropologist, linguist, choreographer, dancer, professional fire alarm puller, digital producer, and account executive-- but they've always been a writer. Born in Buffalo, NY and now surrounded by darkness and gloom in Finland, when Jamison isn't writing horror, they're drinking milk tea and searching for long-forgotten gods in eerie places.
grew up in London, before being uprooted at the age of six to head across the North Sea to the Netherlands. He is committed to crafting stories centered on Black protagonists thriving across genres, audience, and worlds. When Tomi is not busy writing, he can be found daydreaming about his future dog (namely a Rottweiler named Pan) and geeking out over all things anime. The Changing Man
is his first novel.
works as a Technical Writer in the tech industry, which leaves room for too many bad puns about technically being a writer. She grew up in San Luis Obispo, California, and graduated from Santa Clara University with degrees in Biology and Creative Writing. Currently, she lives in the Bay Area with two black cats (who are more like a tiny dragon and an even tinier owl). She is the author of the Storm Crow duology.
is the current Entertainment Editor at Cosmopolitan, where she covers TV, movies, books, celebrities, and more. She can often be found in front of a screen fangirling about something new. Before joining Cosmopolitan, she was the entertainment editor over at Seventeen. She is also a member of the Television Critics Association, the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, and the Writers Guild of America, East.