CanceledAuthor Series - Ryon and Keller


Authors Loriel Ryon and Tae Keller will discuss how they use magic and folklore to explore grief and loss in their books. They will also talk about why using biracial/bicultural protagonists in their books is important. A Q&A session will follow their discussion. Books available for purchase at Monkey and Dog Bookstore.


About Loriel Ryon

Loriel Ryon is an author of middle grade fiction. She spent her childhood with her nose in a book, reading in restaurants, on the school bus, and during every family vacation. Her upbringing in a mixed-heritage military family inspires much of her writing about that wonderfully complicated time between childhood and adulthood. Also a nurse, she lives in the magical New Mexico desert with her husband and two daughters. Her debut middle grade novel, INTO THE TALL, TALL GRASS was published from Margaret K. McElderry on April 7, 2020. 


About Tae Keller

Tae Keller is a 2021 Newbery Medal winner for her book When You Trap a Tiger.   Keller grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she subsisted on kimchi, purple rice, and stories. Now, she writes about biracial girls trying to find their voices, and lives in Seattle with a multitude of books.





When (All dates canceled)

  • Thursday, February 18, 2021 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM