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ARRC2017: concurrent session 6A

12 January 2017

arrc2017-light_200Here is the next in our series about the panel sessions at ARRC2017. You can find further details on the convention, including the full program and registration links here.

Today we are talking about…

Session 6A—From the ruins

In the first of our ‘in conversation’ sessions, Shannon Curtis will interview dystopian romance authors Kylie Scott and Keri Arthur. They will explore why the popularity of dystopian urban fantasy has increased, and who they credit with starting their interest in dystopian stories. Who are the authors writing their favourite dystopian stories? Is it influenced by the disaffection of the younger generation or are books and graphic novels like the Divergent series, The Hunger Games and The Walking Dead influencing popular culture? How hard is it to write a believable romance in a dystopian world?

The host

Shannon Curtis6a-photos is the author of 12 books and several novellas, featuring romantic suspense, fantasy, paranormal and contemporary romances. She is published with Harlequin, Carina Press, Pan Macmillan and has also self-published. Shannon lives in Sydney with her very patient and supportive family, a woolly dog and a disdainful cat.

The guests

Keri Arthur has now written over 38 novels, including the New York Times bestselling Riley Jenson Guardian series. She’s received several nominations in the Best Contemporary Paranormal category of the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Awards and has won RT’s Career Achievement Award for urban fantasy. She lives with her daughter in Melbourne, Australia.

Kylie Scott writes in the new adult and fantasy/horror romance genre and is the winner of the ARRA Australian Romance Writer of Year Award in 2013 and 2014. Kylie’s popular Stage Dive series has been translated into six different languages. The second title in her spin-off Dive Bar series, Twist, is due out in 2017. Kylie lives in south-east Queensland.

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