Foreshadow: The Place We Call Home (VIRTUAL PANEL)

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Created by New York Times bestselling authors Emily X. R. Pan and Nova Ren Suma, Foreshadow is so much more than a short story collection. A trove of unforgettable fiction makes up the beating heart of this book, and the accompanying essays offer an ode to young adult literature, as well as practical advice to writers.

Featured in print for the first time, the thirteen stories anthologized here were originally released via the buzzed-about online platform Foreshadow. Ranging from contemporary romance to mind-bending fantasy, the Foreshadow stories showcase underrepresented voices and highlight the beauty and power of YA fiction. Each piece is selected and introduced by a YA luminary, among them Gayle Forman, Laurie Halse Anderson, Jason Reynolds, and Sabaa Tahir.

What makes these memorable stories tick? What sparked them? How do authors build a world or refine a voice or weave in that deliciously creepy atmosphere to bring their writing to the next level? Addressing these questions and many more are essays and discussions on craft and process by Nova Ren Suma and Emily X. R. Pan.

This unique compilation reveals and celebrates the magic of reading and writing for young adults.

The theme of this event is "The Place We Call Home." All panelists will discuss their stories and their ties to the idea of home.

Nova Ren Suma is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling The Walls Around Us, which was an Edgar Award finalist. She also wrote Imaginary Girls and 17 & Gone and is co-creator of FORESHADOW: A Serial YA Anthology. She has an MFA in fiction from Columbia University and teaches writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania. Originally from the Hudson Valley, she spent most of her adult life in New York City and now lives in Philadelphia.

Emily X.R. Pan is the New York Times bestselling author of The Astonishing Color of After, which won the APALA Honor Award and the Walter Honor Award, received six starred reviews, was an LA Times Book Prize finalist, and was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit Emily online at, and find her on Twitter and Instagram: @exrpan.


Desiree S. Evans is a writer from South Louisiana. She holds degrees in journalism from Northwestern University and international policy from Columbia University. She was a recent Fiction Fellow at the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin. Her writing has been supported by the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation (VONA), the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, Kimbilio Fiction, and the Hurston/Wright Foundation. Her short fiction has appeared in journals such as Gulf Coast, The Offing, and Nimrod Journal, among others. Visit Desiree on the web at, and on Instagram and Twitter: @literarydesiree.
Adriana Marachlian is a writer and doctor, born and raised in Venezuela and blooming in New York. She enjoys losing herself in worlds that only exist in her head, naming plants, and making people uncomfortable. When she’s not buying way too many succulents, she writes stories about ghosts, witches, and the magic hiding just underneath the surface. You can find her on Twitter: @aemarachlian.
Joanna Truman is a writer, filmmaker, and photographer originally from a tiny town in West Virginia. She now lives in Los Angeles, where she is the creative director at Soapbox Films. She holds a BFA in Film Production from the FSU College of Motion Picture Arts. She has published speculative fiction in Apex Magazine and Luna Station Quarterly and has been featured in the nationally broadcast NPR program To the Best of Our Knowledge. She lives with three cats and one dog and thus is utterly out- numbered in most decisions. Find Joanna online at and at Twitter and Instagram: @joannatruman.

Buy the Book: 
Foreshadow: Stories to Celebrate the Magic of Reading and Writing YA By Nova Ren Suma, Emily X.R. Pan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643750798
Availability: Not On Our Shelves - Available to Order
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - October 20th, 2020