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Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café present a virtual young adult author panel with Jennifer Dugan (Verona Comics), Rory Power (Wilder Girls), Isabel Sterling (These Witches Don't Burn: This Coven Won't Break), and Karen Strong (A Pheonix First Must Burn). This event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration on eventbrite is required to join the Zoom. 

About the Jennifer Dugan (Verona Comics)

Jennifer Dugan is a writer, a geek, and a romantic. In addition to being a young adult novelist, she is also the writer/creator of two indie comics. She lives in upstate New York with her family, her dogs, and an evil cat that is no doubt planning to take over the world. Hot Dog Girl is her young adult debut. Learn more at and on twitter @JL_Dugan.

About Rory Power (Wilder Girls)

Rory Power grew up in New England, received her undergraduate degree at Middlebury College, and went on to earn an MA in prose fiction from the University of East Anglia. Wilder Girls is her first novel. To learn more about Rory, go to and follow @itsrorypower on Twitter and Instagram.

About Isabel Sterling (This Coven Won't Break)

Isabel Sterling is a queer writer of young adult novels. Before finding her way to the world of books, Isabel channeled her love of storytelling into a music composition degree, where she dreamed of scoring Disney films. These days, Isabel works in student housing and writes stories about magic and murder. She lives in central NY with her wife and their brood of furry children: cats Oliver and December and a mischievous puppy named Lily.

About Karen Strong (A Pheonix First Must Burn)

Karen Strong was born and raised in rural Georgia. She spent most of her childhood wandering the woods, meadows, and gardens of her grandmother's land. She now lives in Atlanta. Just South of Home is her first novel. Learn more at

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Event date: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 6:00pm
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Verona Comics Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525516286
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - April 21st, 2020

From the author of Hot Dog Girl comes a fresh and funny queer YA contemporary novel about two teens who fall in love in an indie comic book shop.

Jubilee has it all together. She's an elite cellist, and when she's not working in her stepmom's indie comic shop, she's prepping for the biggest audition of her life.

Wilder Girls Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525645610
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ember - June 2nd, 2020


"Celebrates the resilience of girls and the earthshaking power of their friendships. An eerie, unforgettable triumph." --Claire Legrand, New York Times bestselling author of Furyborn

This Coven Won't Break (These Witches Don't Burn #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451480354
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Razorbill - May 19th, 2020

In this gripping, romantic sequel to These Witches Don't Burn, Hannah must work alongside her new girlfriend to take down the Hunters desperate to steal her magic.

A Phoenix First Must Burn: Sixteen Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance, and Hope Cover Image
By Patrice Caldwell (Editor)
ISBN: 9781984835659
Availability: Ships to Our Store in 1-5 Days
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

Sixteen tales by bestselling and award-winning authors that explore the Black experience through fantasy, science fiction, and magic. With stories by: Elizabeth Acevedo, Amerie, Patrice Caldwell, Dhonielle Clayton, J. Marcelle Corrie, Somaiya Daud, Charlotte Nicole Davis, Justina Ireland, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Danny Lore, L. L.