Writing Horror for Younger Audiences

June 1, Saturday, 3 P.M. PT

Introducing younger readers to horror is crucial to developing life long horror readers, but surprisingly few writers target their efforts toward the middle-grade and young adult categories. This workshop will delineate the differences between adult, middle grade, and young adult categories while also highlighting best practices for writing horror for younger readers.

Instructor: Justina Ireland

Justina Ireland is the award winning and New York Times bestselling author of numerous books, including Dread Nation, Deathless Divide, Rust in the Root and Ophie’s Ghosts. Her Marvel comics work has featured a range of characters from Deadpool to Misty Knight to Spider-Man and she is also the author of several Star Wars books and one of the story architects of Star Wars: The High Republic. In her spare time she writes for TV. You can find her work wherever great books are sold and you can find her on Instagram as @justina.ireland or at her website justinaireland.com.