East City Bookshop welcomes Roseanne A. Brown with her debut young adult novel A Song of Wraiths and Ruin, the first book in an immersive fantasy duology inspired by West African folklore, in conversation with authors E.K. Johnston and Swati Teerdhala.
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Roseanne “Rosie” A. Brown was born in Kumasi, Ghana and immigrated to the wild jungles of central Maryland as a child. Writing was her first love, and she knew from a young age that she wanted to use the power of writing—creative and otherwise—to connect the different cultures she called home. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s in Journalism and was also a teaching assistant for the school’s Jiménez-Porter Writers’ House program. Her journalistic work has been featured by Voice of America among other outlets. A Song of Wraiths and Ruin is her debut novel.
E.K. Johnston is the New York Times Bestselling author of several critically acclaimed Young Adult novels. Her books range from contemporary fantasy (The Story of Owen, Prairie Fire), to fairy-tale reimaginings (A Thousand Nights, Spindle), from hopeful sci-fi to quiet epic fantasy (That Inevitable Victorian Thing, The Afterward), and from small town Ontario (Exit, Pursued By A Bear), to a galaxy far, far away (Star Wars: Ahsoka, Queen’s Shadow, Queen’s Peril). She has no plans to rein anything in.
Swati Teerdhala is the author of The Tiger at Midnight series, which has appeared on both Barnes and Noble and Book Riot’s Most Anticipated Novels lists. After graduating from the University of Virginia with a BS in finance and BA in history, she tumbled into the marketing side of the technology industry. She’s passionate about many things, including the right ratio of curd-to-crust in a lemon tart. She currently lives in New York City.